Student Life

Student Outreach & Support: WADE (Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education)

Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education (WADE) Program

The Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education (WADE) Program advocates for a campus community that supports and empowers students to make healthy lifestyles choices thus fostering academic success and a safer and healthier campus community. Through peer education and collaboration with campus and community organizations, WADE provides outreach and support to empower students to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

Think About It

All First Year & Transfer Students  

                 are required to complete the Think About It Online Course by August 21, 2015 at 5pm.                        

Instructions will become available on the New Hawks Portal after Orientation ends. 


All Adult Students

are encouraged to complete Think About It for Adults before August 21, 2015 at 5pm.

Instructions have been sent to your SJU email address.


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The Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education (WADE) Program provides the following services for the campus community:

  • Campus wide events and prevention programs including annual awareness weeks which are full of educational activities focused on a variety of wellness topics and often done in collaboration with Peer Educators or other students groups, SJU departments and community resources
  • Individual brief assessments around alcohol and drug use; to make an appointment with WADE for a brief assessment, email
  • Connections to events occurring on and off campus that are fun and free: Join the Weekender Listserv
  • Trainings and workshops for student groups about wellness, alcohol other drugs issues including violence: Request a Workshop
  • Resources for Parents including facts and tips on how to talk to your student about alcohol, drugs and healthy relationships and the Student Health 101: Parent Perspective magazine
  • Educational awareness campaigns such as the iCARE Campaign which is about how to help a friend in need
  • Continual evaluation of best practices in the field to ensure we are providing top notch services to our students.  Review our Drug Free Schools & Community Act Biennial Review for 2012-2014

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