Health & Wellness Crew

Information for candidates for the 2016-2017 team!


--Some dates have changed slightly from previous versions! If the dates for something change, I will make sure to update it here.--

Selection Timeline (what’s left)

  • Mon., Feb. 8th - Fri., Feb. 19th - Personal Interview (STCN 380)
  • Fri., Mar. 4th by 5pm - Selection Notifications Sent (via email)
  • Mon. Mar. 7 – Fri. Mar. 11th - 1:1 HAWC Commitment Discussion

(more info to come on March 4th)

  • Fri., Mar. 11th - We ask that you make a formal commitment to HAWC by noon.

Required trainings for HAWC 2016-2017 Team

  • 2016 iLead: April 15th-16th, 2016 (Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm)
  • BACCHUS Training: April 30th – May 1, 2016 (Sat. & Sun. 9am-4:30pm - Pigott 106)
  • Early Move-In: September 9, 2016 (for members living on campus)
  • Fall Training: September 11 - 17, 2016 (plan for 8am-5pm daily)
    • Off-site, overnight Retreat: Sept. 14-16th, 2016
  • Welcome Week: Saturday, Sept 17th, 2016 - (office hours begin; expect half-day)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything I should be doing between individual interviews and March 4th?

Not officially - but please do some discernment and reflection on the following:

  • your reasoning for wanting to join HAWC
  • what awareness, knowledge, skills you hope to gain, and
  • what concerns you might have (time management, sensitive topics, skills you want/need to work on, etc.).
For example, your health is of utmost importance while you are assisting peers through issues on all dimensions of wellness - are there areas that (due to lack of experience or extensive personal experience) you are less comfortable discussing? What topics make you wary?

You will have a chance to voice those questions or concerns - after already being offered a spot on the team - in the commitment discussion (details will be given on March 4th).

Can you tell me more about what it's like to be on HAWC?

The best way to find out is to stop by the office and ask a current HAWC member! Here are notes from some of our current HAWC members' experiences:

Helena (returning)

"I have learned a lot about health, whether that be physical, mental, or relationship wise. I have also learned to become a better leader and how to create programs that will make a difference to at least some people on campus. I enjoy HAWC because it gives me an opportunity to learn more about health from my peers, help others, and help create things on campus. The people on HAWC are inspiring, motivational, and all hold a wealth of knowledge that help empower the team to do great things."

Jane (returning)

"When I met my fellow HAWC members I felt at home. My teammates are some of the most caring and passionate people I think I have ever met. They all have so much compassion for their fellow peers' wellness. Being on HAWC is also really fun! You get to put on events, poster campaigns and support your peers."

Taylor (returning)

"As a member of HAWC, I’ve been given the opportunity to learn about different areas of health and wellness that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve been given the freedom to explore areas that I’m extremely passionate about and plan events for our students on campus. I have to say that my favorite part though is being able to have meaningful conversations with students as a Peer Health Educator. I can say without hesitation that being on HAWC has made me a better peer, friend and person. On HAWC, I’m surrounded by such a wonderful, diverse and empowering group of students and advisers that inspire me every day."

Victoria (graduating)

"Being a member on HAWC has helped me develop my leadership abilities, gain experience program planning, and build relationships with other students and groups at SU. I enjoy HAWC because our team works to create a welcoming and supportive space where students can find accurate health information, learn about illness and disease prevention, and discuss health topics from a variety of perspectives."

Hope Howard

HAWC Adviser

Wellness and Health Promotion

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!