Events and Programs

IMAGE (Intent and Motivation: Alcohol Group Exercise)

IMAGE (Intent and Motivation: Alcohol Group Exercise) is a research-based, theory driven program which is part of a comprehensive alcohol prevention program on the University of Houston campus.  IMAGE has twice been awarded Model Program status by the U.S. Department of Education and has been recognized with an Exemplary Award by NASADAD (National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors) and NPN (National Prevention Network).

IMAGE uses a cohort based approach to prevention and has been implemented with a variety of university cohorts including residential life and housing (by floor or unit), student athletes (by team), sorority and fraternities (by group and by Council), and other university groups.  It is also been presented to all incoming students during NSO (New Student Orientation), beginning in 2011.  To find out more or to request a presentation to your group, contact UH Wellness at 713-743-5461.  Ask to speak to the project coordinator.


Alcohol 101+

Alcohol 101+ is a computer based, interactive program that will teach you about alcohol, its effects, the impact of BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) and what affects it, outcomes of drinking, etc. It allows you to go at your own pace and investigate the areas that interest you. It includes a virtual bar (where you can study your drinking habits safely) and several scenarios in which you make the decisions on how to proceed. You can sign up for a time slot to go through the program on your own. Early in the semester you may be able to use it as a "walk in," but as the semester moves on, you will find it necessary to make an appointment. You can also request Alcohol 101+ be offered in a presentation format for your group as a whole. Simply call in your request to the director.


Marijuana 101

Marijuana 101 is an online program developed by Third Millennium Classroom, and is used to help students explore the impact of marijuana use on their personal health, academic performance, and social behavior.  It is used as a referral by the Dean of Students Office.

If you have been mandated to complete this program and must receive credit, you will need to go to www.3rdmilclassrooms.com and click on the Begin Enrollment link on the left side.  To obtain the specific control number necessary to enroll, you may contact your referral source in the Dean of Students office, or contact UH Wellness at 713-743-5430.  Ask for the Outreach Counselor and indicate you are seeking information on Marijuana 101. There is a $35.00 fee which you can pay online.  You may also mail in your enrollment: Send a check, or money order with completed mail-in form to 3rd Millennium Classrooms – 6507 Grove Creek Drive – San Antonio, TX 78256.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion notice.  Print this notice for your records and contact UH Wellness (713-743-5430) to complete your exit interview.


Don't Cancel That Class!

UH Wellness staff offer workshops and training on a variety of subjects including stress management, relaxation, communication, healthy relationships, conflict management, alcohol or other drug abuse prevention, sexual health, sexual assault, and much more. We encourage faculty to NOT cancel a class! If you know you are going to be away during a specific class period, give us a call and we will be happy to use the time to cover any number of wellness related topics. You may check our speaker’s bureau to see a more complete list of topics. Simply call UH Wellness at (713) 743-5430, or email us a request at wellness@uh.edu. Please identify your class, the number to whom we would be speaking, the topic, and the date, time of day, and where the presentation would be. It is also helpful if you tell us something about your audience. Leave your name, telephone number, and email address so that we may follow up on your request. The engagement is not confirmed until we have spoken directly to you. Thank you for your interest.


Stress Management

UH Wellness offers programs to help students manage their stress more effectively. These include:

  • Workshops on stress management or relaxation strategies. Email us at wellness@uh.edu to make a request for your group.
  • Relaxation Lab. If you need a quiet place to relax, stop by the wellness office at CRWC.  You can sit quietly or listen to a soothing tape in our relaxation room.
  • Stress Management Strategies. Ask for an appointment to speak to someone about strategies to lower your stress or manage it more effectively. One of our wellness staff will meet with you to discuss some options.

Nutrition Counseling

UH Wellness is a rotation site for the University of Houston Nutrition Department’s Internship Program.  Every fall and spring, we have interns who are completing their mandatory internship rotations prior to licensing.  They receive clinical supervision from the Nutrition Department and administrative supervision at UH Wellness.  You can make an appointment for free nutritional counseling by coming to our CRWC Wellness office or calling 713-743-5430.  The interns are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment.


Major Events

The Wellness Center either sponsors or co-sponsors several major events each year to include Alcohol Awareness Week, Breast Cancer Awareness, Great American Smoke Out, World AIDS Day, Healthy Heart Month, Safe Spring Break, Violence Prevention, and Take Back the Night.  We also co-sponsor, along with our peer education program, several mental health screening days offered through CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services).

If you want to find out more about our major programming, check out our calendar of events on the website or email us at wellness@uh.edu.


Speaker's Bureau

You may request a speaker to come to your organizational meeting or class to discuss a number of topics. Some of the topics include:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Relaxation
  • Communication
  • Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Date Rape Drugs
  • Sexuality
  • HIV and STDs
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Being a Helper
  • College Student Development
  • Ethics
  • Exercise and Nutrition for College Students
  • Financial Wellness
  • Health and Wellness

If you see a topic that interests you, or you have a topic of specific interest to you, contact us to make a request. Simply call UHW at (713) 743-5430 or 5455, or email us a request at wellness@uh.edu. Please identify your group, the number to whom we would be speaking, the topic, and the date, time of day, and where the presentation would be. It is also helpful if you tell us something about your audience. Leave your name, telephone number, and email address so that we may follow up on your request. The engagement is not confirmed until we have spoken directly to you. Thanks for your interest.


Outreach Liaison

The Wellness Center has, as part of its mission, a commitment to being a campus clearinghouse of information and to being a consultant for student programming. The Wellness Center frequently receives requests from students to provide information and brochures as well as programming ideas. In the spirit of our commitment to assist students in these endeavors, and in the interest of collaborative programming with other university departments, the center has developed an Outreach Liaison Program. The details of this program are as follows:

Outreach Services-The Wellness Center will provide:

  • Brochures appropriate to topics being presented by students. Brochure selections are limited to a maximum of two types. Large numbers must be cleared by the director.
  • Research assistance, including internet searches for information to present. It is preferred that we assist students in learning how to research topics, and/or that specific web sites be located and web addresses provided.
  • Assistance, as needed, in identifying speakers when the student is not speaking him or herself.
  • Assistance, when requested, in identifying topics which they may want to present and brainstorming of possible formats.
  • Other resources (videos, backboards, etc) may be checked out on a limited basis, with the permission of the director, if a student ID is left and paperwork is completed.

Documentation and Justification - The Wellness Center will need:

  • An approved list of students whom the collaborative department believes are trained and equipped to use the information and materials in an appropriate manner.
  • Liaisons who come to the center but are not on such a list, must complete the outreach liaison information sheet and will be referred to the director or coordinator for approval.
  • A date and location for the program will be documented.
  • A count of anticipated participants, and any unused brochures returned.

Resources

The Wellness Center has numerous videos, brochures, web addresses, and other materials for wellness related topics. We invite students to explore ways we may be helpful as a resource for wellness information. Don’t forget to look at our Outreach Liaison Program for ideas.