Getting Involved

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SJSU Wellness Advocates

Are you interested in wellness? Students, staff and faculty are all invited to join others at SJSU who are committed to creating a healthy community where we can all flourish! A Wellness Advocates reception is held once a semester to encourage information sharing, promotion of upcoming events, and collaborations that support wellness on campus. Wellness Advocates may also send announcements to the group via a listserv.

Health and Wellness Related Groups

Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators are part of the Wellness & Health Promotion Department of the SJSU Student Health Center. Peer Health Educators are students who teach their peers about preventive health through presentations, discussions, panels, workshops, health fairs, and health awareness weeks. Peer Health Educators offer health education and outreach programs specific to the seven health specialties. Contact the Student Health Center to find out how to get involved!

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

SHAC acts as an advisory body to assist Student Health Center (SHC) staff in providing high quality service to the college student population. The committee will provide feedback and make recommendations to the Director of the SHC related to departmental priorities, inclusivity initiatives, and review of services and programs. SHAC is currently recruiting new members. If you are interested in health and wellness or looking for a great leadership opportunity, SHAC might be the perfect fit. 

Men Creating Change

Men Creating Change mobilizes and inspires collegiate men to prevent men's violence against women. The group builds men's capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women to foster healthy relationships and gender equality. Contact the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development for information on how to join!

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

We are a student organization that educates the community and students about what is means to be in a healthy relationship, understanding your rights in practices, and building a safe environment free from hate and misunderstanding. We are peer educators in intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and bullying. If you have any questions, please contact SAVE: sjsusave@gmail.com or log-on to our website http://sjsusave.tumblr.com/.

A Thousand Stars Program

"A Thousand Stars" is a program designed to increase awareness about suicide and empower students with valuable knowledge. Students learn about warning signs related to suicide, vital resources, self-care, and ways to discuss this with friends and peers in a discrete and sensitive way if there is reason for concern. It is important to know, for example, that research has demonstrated that asking about suicide in a caring way does not increase the likelihood of suicide, can reduce distress, and may decrease the likelihood of a completed suicide" (Granello & Granello, 2007; Gould et al., 2005). Contact Counseling Services for more information, 924-5910.

SJSU Global Health Association

The SJSU Global Health Association is a student organization designed to increase awareness about global citizenship.  They do this through various events, discussions, and community service, locally and internationally.  Contact the Global Health Association at sjsugha@gmail.com to find out how to get involved!