- April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month. We won’t be hosted events this year, but our team will be sharing this on-demand calendar with students. (link to come?)
- Mental Health Promotion Week, April 12-16, will promote elements of positive emotional well-being. Programs throughout the week will emphasize the benefits of exploring mindfulness, community, diversity and inclusion, self-care, gratitude and resilience.
(Front row) Laura Sandoval-Sweeney (Fine Arts), Jeni Wade (Engineering), Abby Simpson (Communication, Architecture) (Top) Maria Timm (Fine Arts, Law), Nic Dahlberg (College of Natural Sciences), Armando Sanchez (Engineering), Danie White (Undergraduate Studies/Housing, Education), Laura Dupuis (School of Social Work), Gretchen Rees (Nursing/DMS, Pharmacy) check caption
- Our team paused for a sweet, social-distanced treat on March 25 for “Sundaes on Thursdaes.” We enjoyed homemade ice cream tacos as a thank-you from our leadership for all our hard work. This re-envisioned version of the staff team-building tradition was the first event since the pandemic began.
- Commit to changing the culture around substance use on campus by signing and sharing SHIFT’s Open Letter. They have more than 200 signatures so far.
- The fourth annual Leading & Learning: Student Educator Forum on March 6 focused on engagement, inclusivity, facilitation and mental health. We partnered with the Sanger Learning Center to host 180+ student educators. Keynote speakers included Peniel Joseph (Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts) and Darrion Nguyen (@LabShenanigans), a recent UT Austin graduate.
- Our 30 Longhorn Wellness Peer Educators, trained and managed by our team, have been busy supporting public health efforts on campus. They led workshops on self-care, resilience and sexual health, and engaged in a campus-wide public health project. They are also volunteering at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic.