Duke Student Wellness Center

  • Celebrate Our Bodies Week

    Let's talk about positive body image.

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  • This Week in Wellness

    This Week in Wellness

    Check our calendar to see what's happening in Wellness this week and join our listserv to stay informed!

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  • DUWELL. Be well.

    DUWELL. Be well.

    Click here for Wellness Tips to keep you happy and healthy while you're at Duke!

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  • Party Monitor Training

    Party Monitor Trainings

    Party Monitor Training was developed at the requested by  of student leaders and is coordinated through the Duke Student Wellness Center.

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Who We Are: 

The Student Wellness Center (DUWELL) helps students focus on their individual Wellness by looking at the integration of many areas of their life, including financial, social, spiritual, and intellectual well-being, self care, and the environment around them. Read more.

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Mar 04, 2014

In high school, I was team captain of the volleyball team. We had practice, games and weight training most of the time and it was easy to stay in shape. I would go home and my parents would cook a healthy dinner while I "wrote my essays", "researched" and "did my labs" (or Facebook messaged my friends about someone's new status, which in fairness sometimes seemed like an essay due to extensive stalking). I would have dinner with my family, which, since my sister is a vegetarian, usually consisted of steamed vegetables and fresh tofu and like good California hippies there was usually quinoa or some other strange grain my Tennessee roommate has never heard of.

I came into Duke with great self-esteem. I felt awesome! I had a great group of friends and things that I loved to do at school. I was voted “most likely to be heard across campus” because I was confident and spirited and a welcomed, lovingly obnoxious presence at my medium-sized high school. I had it all going for me and I was ready to take on college and be flawless.

Duke was different. I struggled, and I really mean struggled, to find my group of friends in the beginning. I called home crying several times a week for a while.

Mar 04, 2014

Peer For You is now welcoming applications for Peer Responders to serve Duke students for next year.

Applications due March 16. Apply now.

We are a student-run resource that provides the space for undergraduate students to reach out for support and referrals in times of struggle. Any Duke student can send an anonymous message to one of our Peer Responders about a struggle or challenge that they are currently facing. The approached Peer Responder will respond to the message within 24 hours.

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