Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Wellness Ambassadors Outreach and Events Cohort

Wellness Ambassadors in the Outreach and Events Cohort are trained in a wide range of topic areas including: alcohol, other drugs, nutrition, stress, safer sex and relationship education and violence prevention. As a Wellness Ambassador in the Outreach and Events Cohort, you will have the opportunity to learn about all of these topic areas and provide holistic wellness programming to your peers through the Live Well Hut and other wellness events. 

Learn more about the Live Well Hut on our website. 

 

See the table below to learn more about the topics Outreach and Events Wellness Ambassadors cover:

Topic Area

Wellness Ambassadors will learn:

Wellness Ambassadors will:

Alcohol 

  • Alcohol facts and the scope of alcohol use on college campuses
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Links between alcohol use and other areas of wellness
  • Campus and community resources related to alcohol
  • Educate peers on harm reduction strategies to stay safe when drinking
  • Equip peers with knowledge on how to Party Smart
  • Provide alcohol alternative events and activities

Nutrition

  • Nutrition facts
  • Healthy dining options on and off campus
  • Links between nutrition and other areas of wellness
  • Campus and community resources related to nutrition, fitness and body image
  • Help peers feel empowered to make the healthy choices when dining on and off campus
  • Assist peers in understanding the recommended guidelines for physical fitness for adults ages 18-24
  • Give peers the tools to navigate grocery shopping and meal prep

Safer Sex

  • Safer sex data pertaining to the Ohio State community
  • How safer sex practices impact other areas of wellness
  • How to educate students on safer sex practices, regardless of sexual preferences
  • Campus and community resources related to sexual health
  • Educate peers on sexual health decision-making skills consistent with beliefs
  • Encourage sexually active students to utilize risk reduction measures 

Other Drugs 

  • Effects of misuse and abuse of prescription medication and illicit drugs including cannabis
  • Policies, procedures and laws surrounding tobacco and other drugs
  • How drug misuse and abuse impacts other areas of wellness
  • Campus and community resources related to other drugs
  • Empower peers to help change campus culture surrounding cannabis and other drugs
  • Educate peers on how to seek out college recovery services 

Stress

  • Potential sources of stress and lack of sleep
  • How stress and resiliency can promote or prevent academic success, and how it impacts other areas of wellness
  • How the use of technology impacts daily life in both positive and negative ways
  • Information on simple technology use changes that can benefit sleep and combat procrastination
  • Campus and community resources for stress management and sleep
  • Educate peers on stress, resiliency and time management techniques
  • Equip peers with the tools to combat negative technology usage to achieve academic success and a healthy lifestyle
  • Provide peers with the ability to reframe the mental and physical reaction to stress 

Relationship Education and Violence Prevention

  • Facts regarding sexual violence and its impact on campus
  • Sexual violence prevention framework and strategies
  • Why violence prevention is important to individual and community well-being
  • Campus and community resources related to survivor support
  • Educate peers on consent, bystander intervention and healthy relationship skills
  • Help peers feel empowered in their relationships
  • Help peers feel empowered to prevent violence

 

Email Cate Heaney Gary at heaneygary.1@osu.edu for more information or questions about outreach and events.