DuWell

About Us

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DuWell helps students focus on their individual wellness by looking at the integration of many areas of their life, including financial, social, spiritual, intellectual, mind-body well-being, and the environment around them. 

When we as community members are actively caring for ourselves, the community becomes strong and healthy. There is no "right way" of wellness that can be applied to all people, but there are common elements to guide us. Our goal is for the Duke community to be one that encourages caring for each of our members. 

Throughout the fall semester, all DuWell staff will be working remotely. If you need to speak to someone, please email duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu or call 919-681-8421.

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Tom Szigethy, MA, Associate Dean and Director

Masters of Counseling - St. Joseph College, CT
B.S. Mental Health - Franciscan University, OH

 

 

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Michelle Johnson, BS, Office Coordinator

B.S. Business Administration - University of Mount Olive, NC

 

 

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Justin Sharpe, MPH, CHES, Associate Director

Masters of Public Health -  East Carolina University, NC
B.S. Public Health - East Carolina University, NC

 

 

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QuiAnne' Holmes, M.Ed., Student Development Coordinator

Masters of Counseling Education - Clemson University, SC
B.A. Psychology - North Carolina State University, NC
B.A. Spanish Language & Literature- North Carolina State University, NC 
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Lindsey Parker, MPH, Student Development Coordinator

Masters of Public Health -  University of Georgia, GA
B.A. Global Health - Mercer University, GA

 

 

Graduate Assistants

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Hailey Gutzmer 

Master of Public Health Candidate - UNC Chapel Hill, NC
B.S. Health Science - James Madison University, VA

Wellness Interns

Avery Indermaur

Jackie Perez

Wesley Pritzlaff 

Hope Springate

Office Hours:

Throughout the fall semester, all DuWell staff will be working remotely. If you need to speak to someone, please email duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu or call 919-681-8421.

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
First Floor
Duke Student Wellness Center
305 Towerview Drive

Emailduwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu

Phone: 919-681-8421
Fax: 919-684-1161

Mailing Address:
Duke Student Wellness Center
305 Towerview Road
BOX 90944
Durham, NC 27708

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This weekly listserv helps keep you informed about Wellness related events on campus, and also serves as a space to publicize your group or department's Wellness related events.

Want to subscribe or advertise your wellness event our our list? Email us!

We 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. 

Topics can include stress management, sleep hygiene, alcohol education, sexual health education, and more!

Tips on Hosting a Successful Workshop

  • Decide on a topic that's of interest to everyone
  • Identify a date that's at least two weeks out
  • Allow yourself time to coordinate and promote the program

Many student organizations or teams also meet with us to define practices, policies and procedures to keep their members safe and healthy. 

Small group discussions can help your group:

  • Learn more about wellness resources available on campus
  • Discuss how your group's culture affects everyone within the group
  • Discuss ways that your group can be involved with community health issues
  • Address the disruptive behaviors of specific group members
  • Get advice on how to help a friend dealing with a substance use problem or other health issue

To schedule a workshop or group discussion, email DuWell or call 919-681-8421 at least two weeks in advance.

DuWell offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain direct experience with our center's daily happenings:

  • DuWell's Wellness Internship program offers paid positions to students interested in developing skills in group facilitation, marketing & communication, and research on topics related to wellness. They also offer support to the office and two OASIS spaces.
  • DuWell Graduate Assistants assist with various wellness related projects, attends staff meetings across campus, and relates public health curricula to a higher education wellness center setting.
  • DuWell occasionally offers graduate-level practicums for public health and higher education students. These positions range based on current needs of DuWell, and are generally unpaid positions.

For more information about internships and work opportunities, contact DuWell by email!

True Blue is a program presented during Orientation Week and is required for all first-year students to attend.

The program provides information about substance use, sexual assault, sexual health, stress management, sleep, nutrition and healthy choices that allow students to make the best of their experience at Duke.

If you are interested in performing in True Blue or have questions about the program, send us an email!

DuWell offers a number of resources that can help individuals or groups improve their wellness and also serves as as a hub for connecting to other health and wellness related services on campus.

This mental health syllabi statement is available for faculty and staff to provide resources and support to Duke students.

As a student, you may experience personal or academic stress at any point throughout the semester. Duke offers several resources for students to both seek assistance on coursework and improve overall wellness, including, but not limited to:

  • The Academic Resource Center at (919) 684-5917, theARC@duke.edu, or arc.duke.edu
    • Offers free services to all students during their undergraduate careers at Duke, including learning consultations, peer tutoring and study groups, ADHD/LD Coaching, Outreach Workshops, Test Prep and more.
  • DuWell at (919) 681-8421 or duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu
    • Purpose is to provide students an understanding of what wellness is and how it applies to their lives. Moments of Mindfulness programs teach practical steps that students can use, in order to facilitate the growth of their personal wellness. 
  • WellTrack- https://app.welltrack.com/
    •  Offers a suite of online tools and courses that help you identify, understand and address issues that you are having. Using the variety of tracking and assessment tools and practicing mindfulness can be essential in maintaining your mental health.

The purpose of the above programming is to assist students in having a daily practice of wellness management. If your mental health concerns and/or stressful events negatively affect your daily emotional state, academic performance, or ability to participate in your daily activities, additional resources are available, including:

  • DukeReach at http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/dukereach
    • DukeReach provides comprehensive outreach services to identify and support students in managing all aspects of their wellbeing. If you have concerns about a student's behavior or health visit the website above for resources and assistance.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (919) 660-1000
    • CAPS services include: individual, group, and couples counseling services, health coaching, psychiatric services, and workshops and discussions
  • Blue Devils Care at bluedevilscare.duke.edu
    •  Blue Devils Care is a convenient and cost-effective way for Duke students to receive 24/7 mental health support through TalkNow. 
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The Student Wellness Center, located in the heart of Campus Center, opened its doors in January of 2017. Thoughtfully designed to deliver a broad approach to wellness in an integrated manner that supports our students holistically, the Center represents the first time in Duke’s history that all student wellness units have shared the same location.

The new facility will directly assist us in our efforts to redefine success through wellness. From the first moment you walk through the doors you are welcomed by natural light and greeted with a state-of-the-art space that reflects our desire to help your student flourish. Through our educational efforts about self-care, by addressing health needs, and by providing students the opportunity to be an active participant in their wellness, we will put wellness at the center of performance and success.

Finally, the true strength of our wellness efforts are found in the world-class providers and professionals that fill the building. Student Health, DukeReach, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), DuWell, Nutrition Services, a pharmacy, physical therapy, a dental office, and a mindfulness garden overlooking the Anderson woods are some of the services you can find in the Student Wellness Center.

We believe performing academically, socially, and physically should never come at the expense of your broader wellness. Stop by and learn how you can pursue wellness and flourish on campus, and beyond.