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Student Wellness Services

Outreach Programming

Academic Support

Wellness/Recreation Services can provide academic support in a number of areas including class presentations, programming in the Wellness Resource Lab, and student research. Internship, practicum and volunteer experiences are also available for students.


Peer Health Educators

Student staff are trained and work as Peer Health Educators taking wellness programming into the residence halls and Greek houses on our campus.

They facilitate such programs as Empathy Belly, Condom Sense, Massage, and Healthy Intimate Relationships. For a complete list of programs and descriptions click here.

To schedule a program for your group, please Joan Thompson at (319) 273-2137 or email her at joan.thompson@uni.edu.


Violence/Alcohol Education and Prevention

UNI has placed a great deal of resources toward prevention and education initiatives relating to violence and alcohol use in the college setting.  These initiatives range from programming and training, to awareness campaigns, speakers and events.

Developed programs include Intervention:  What would you do?, Just the Facts, and Sexual Consent: The Bottom Line. Other topics often presented focus on educating the campus community regarding university policy, as well as available student services and resources.

If you are interested in having a program or training session for your group, we can provide this service from what we have developed, or we will tailor the content to best meet the needs of your group. 

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a widely acclaimed leadership program that is also offered to students, faculty, and staff at UNI. The MVP Program motivates both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered “women’s issues:” rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault and harassment. It inspires leadership by empowering individuals with tools to lead and with concrete options to effect change in their peer cultures, as well as with younger students and others.

To schedule a program or training session or gain further information, please contact Mark Rowe-Barth, Associate Director/Student Wellness, or (319) 273-3423.  Find more information regarding Violence Intervention Services and Substance Abuse Services.

Sole Power

The mission of Sole Power is to promote walking, rollerblading and bicycling as healthy alternatives to automobile commuting.

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