Wellness Promotion Resources

Not sure where to start?  Check out Ram Resources and the Student Support Center to help locate campus resources and services.

Alcohol and Drug Resources

Alcohol and Drug Policy
Call Wellness Promotion (610-436-0730) to discuss available cessation resources.

Narcan Locations on Campus

Did you know that there are numerous locations where you can receive free Narcan on campus ?  Also, training is provided on how to use Narcan.

Mental Health

Counseling & Psychological Services (Counseling Center): Information on individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatric services on campus.

CARE Team

Ram Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Student Organization: student-led, student-run mental health club that tackles mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness with fairs, educating the campus community with presentations, supporting and connecting students, and advocating for mental health services and supports.

WCU Mental Health Folding Card

Nutrition Information

WCU Dining Services

Physical Activity and Recreation

Campus Recreation: Find out about campus intramural sports, sports clubs, open recreation facilities, special sporting events, and outdoor adventures.

WCU Group Fitness/Aerobics: The semester group fitness schedule at the Sykes Fitness Center. You can take as many classes a week as you want for only $20 per semester or $35 for the year.

Gordon Natural Area: Located around South Campus, the Gordon Natural Area provides a break from campus life without ever leaving campus. Walk around Gordon alone or on a guided tour, or cross the road to the Golden Ram Recreational Trail!

Sexual Health

Student Health Services: Learn about the sexual health services offered on campus.

Sexual Health Resources at WCU

Social Justice

Dowdy Multicultural Center
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Office of Educational Accessibility
The Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy
The Center for Women and Gender Equity

Alcohol

Cannabis

General Wellness Resources

  • A-Z topics at Health.gov: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a collection of information on over 1,600 health topics.

LGBTQIA Resources

  • Mazzoni Center: Philadelphia's LGBT health care & wellness center.
  • The Trevor Project: leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services

Mental Health Resources


  • Half of Us: Learn about the warning signs of depression, find help on your campus, and connect with others.
  • The Steve Fund: Supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color
  • ULifeline: An anonymous, confidential, online resource center for information on mental health and suicide prevention.
  • The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Nutrition, Food Allergies, and Disordered Eating

Physical Activity and Recreation

  • Chester County Parks: With 4600 acres of public park land, Chester County has a park located near you. Want more options? Be sure to look at State Parks. Bike rental is available at Valley Forge National Park.
  • Chester County and Regional Trails: Information on walking and biking trails throughout the county, region, and beyond.
  • West Chester Borough Parks: Learn about the Parks and Recreation Department including upcoming events, parks, and more

Sexual Health

Tobacco & Vaping

Free Apps for QUITTERS:

  • Craving to Quit: a 21 day mindfulness-based program with 2X the quit-rate as other programs!
  • Since iQuit: Track how long since you stopped smoking, and money saved.

Recovery Ally - tinyurl.com/wcurecovery

What is this? You may notice this Recovery Ally sticker around campus. Faculty and staff that have participated in a training, “Allyship in Recovery: Becoming Recovery-Informed,” will receive this sticker to identify themselves as an ally and support space for students who are identifying as being in recovery or seeking information about recovery. 

What does recovery mean? The Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration’s working definition of recovery from mental disorders and/or substance use disorders is: “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” The four major dimensions that support a life in recovery include: 

  • Health - overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, such as abstaining from use or alcohol or drugs, and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being; 
  • Home - a stable and safe place to live; 
  • Purpose - meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors and the independence, income and resources to participate in society; and 
  • Community - relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

This Recover Ally training was developed by Wellness Promotion with additional support from the Counseling Center, and was first offered in Spring 2024. For questions or upcoming training dates, please email wellness@wcupa.edu.


The following are a list of staff, faculty, and graduate assistants who have completed the Recovery Ally training. 

Name Email Title
BK Taylor BTaylor3@wcupa.edu Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellness
Catie Baxter cbaxter@wcupa.edu Associate Director, Wellness Promotion
Jayme Trogus JTROGUS@wcupa.edu Director, Wellness Promotion
Judd Strauss JSTRAUSS@wcupa.edu Director, Student Health Services
Kailey Schissler KS906141@wcupa.edu Graduate Assistant, Wellness Promotion
Kristin Yeager KYeager@wcupa.edu Case Manager for CARE Support Services, Office of the Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellness
Lauren Zahour LZahour@wcupa.edu Assistant Director of Operations, Office of the Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellness
Lexi Ganas AGanas2@wcupa.edu  Coordinator for Community Standards, Residence Life and Housing 
Lexie McCarthy AMcCarthy@wcupa.edu Director, Off-Campus and Commuter Services
Nicole Blackburn NB923717@wcupa.edu Recovery Intern, Wellness Promotion
Sara Hinkle shinkle@wcupa.edu  Assistant Vice President, Division of Student Affairs
Tammy Hock thock@wcupa.edu AOD Counselor, Department of Counseling & Psychological Services
Tyler Goldstein TGoldstein@wcupa.edu Assistant Director for CARE and Community Standards, Residence Life and Housing

 

Recovery and Support Centers

12-Step Meetings

Al-Anon Meetings

Chester County Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Rehab After Work: outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment in Pennsylvania.

Guadenzia: help for individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness, and related conditions.

Have you seen the latest edition of Stall Seat around campus?  Stall Seat is the restroom newsletter produced by Wellness Promotion to connect the campus community with health and wellness information.

Missed an edition?  Check out past editions below.

2023-2024:

If you have a topic you would like to see in an upcoming edition of Stall Seat, email us at wellness@wcupa.edu to share your idea. While we wish we could include your events and program information in upcoming editions of Stall Seat, please note that Stall Seat is not a marketing publication to advertise campus events and programs. 

If you are a campus partner who helps to distribute Stall Seat and have questions regarding distribution, or there is a change to the contact person, please email us at wellness@wcupa.edu.

 

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