Duke Student Wellness Center

Programs and Workshops

Our staff and the students we work with can present workshops for students on a variety of health topics.  Our workshops are custom made for student groups to address the area of wellness that a group chooses to address. Common topics that students request programs on are health coaching, alcohol abuse prevention, sexual health, and stress management.

In order to host a successful workshop, be sure to decide on a topic that's of interest to everyone and identify a program date that's at least two weeks out - to allow yourself time to coordinate and promote the program and for your presenters to prepare the presentation.  Also, be sure to get the word out!  We need a minimum of ten people to get the conversation going and to ensure all workshops are interactive.

To schedule a workshop for your group, email Duke Student Wellness Center, call 919-681-8421, or fill out the online program request form at least two weeks in advance.

It's Your Move

It’s Your Move promotes a shared responsibility of embracing, supporting, and fostering the Duke community. Students come to Duke with unique experiences and backgrounds under the assumption that Duke will be a place where they will be accepted, thrive, and rely on others for support. The diversity among all members of our community is what makes Duke great. We all benefit and learn from the differences we bring regarding culture, experiences and walks of life.

In cultivating a community that not only accepts but in fact relies on differences, each individual must be a leader in bystander intervention. From gender violence, hazing, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, discrimination, substance and alcohol abuse/incidents, suicide/mental health issues, disordered eating, to many other intolerant and destructive behaviors, we all have a responsibility to intervene and help others when they are in need, here at Duke and beyond.

It’s Your Move asks, “What will you do to make Duke a better place?”
It’s Your Move says, “I will act to make Duke a place that embraces diversity, provides support for my peers, and does not accept intolerant and destructive acts.”
It’s Your Move - so take it.

Request A Program

DUWELL staff are available to facilitate discussions and present workshops on a variety of wellness topics, and can adapt any workshop to meet the needs of your group.  Commonly requested topics for programs are stress management, alcohol abuse prevention, sexual health and relationships, etc.

If you are requesting a workshop:
In order to host a successful workshop, be sure to decide on a topic that's of interest to everyone and identify a date that's at least two weeks out - to allow yourself time to coordinate and promote the program and for your presenters to prepare the presentation.  Also, be sure to get the word out!  We need a minimum of ten people to get the conversation going and to ensure all workshops are interactive.

DUWELL Sponsored Programs

DUWELL works collaboratively with many Duke offices to bring the campus an array of programs to help Duke community members explore what wellness is and experience opportunities to help build healthier habits. DUWELL programs include:

Fore more information about our events, please check our calendar or join our listserv.

To view pictures from past programs and events, click here.

Alcohol EDU

AlcoholEDU® is an online alcohol prevention program for college students that provides detailed information about alcohol and its effects on the body and mind. The goals of the course are to help students make well-informed decisions about alcohol and to provide students with skills to deal with their peers use of alcohol. This program is used on over 500 campuses nationwide. AlcoholEDU® for College will empower you to make well-informed safe decisions about alcohol for a successful college career.

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Group Health Coaching

Health Coaching is a service offered by the Wellness Center to all students - undergraduates and graduates. The purpose of Health Coaching is to assist students to understand how the different dimensions of wellness relate to each other. If one area of wellness is out of balance it can impact numerous other areas.

Let's Talk About Sex

Let's Talk is a dinner discussion group that aims to provide a safe space for students to talk about any and all things related to sex! Come with an open mind and an empty stomach!  Please contact Maralis B. Mercado at duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu for more information.