Join HAWC (Health & Wellness Crew)

Application is now closed.

What does HAWC do?

HAWC members hold two main roles:

1) Peer Health Educators: HAWC’s focus is on offering individual peer support & health education to students. Each member of HAWC receives training in college student health (including physical wellness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and healthy relationships) and peer counseling skills (such as motivational interviewing). All HAWC members become nationally certified Peer Health Educators.

2) Event Planning: HAWC also plans and executes campus-wide wellness programs to address the real needs of our campus community. Our events are evidence-based, meaning that they have true impacts on health of our students.

Group Process - Feb 5th

Group Process/Interview

February 5, 2016


Boeing Room (Lemieux room#122)

If applying, the first thing you need to do after turning in your application will be the group process. Group Process will happen on Friday February 5th, 2016 from 4:30pm-7:00pm in Boeing Room (Lemieux room#122).

What to bring/special notes:

-Bring your calendar/schedule (you will sign up for an individual interview)

-Bring paper & writing utensil

-Feel free to bring water, but please eat dinner before or after.

Application Cycle

The application cycle is as follows:

  • The Redhawk Application for HAWC (see link above) is due February 1st, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Group process will be Friday, February 5th, 2016 in the evening (4:30pm-7pm). Please keep this date available if you are applying. Every one who applies will be invited to group process.
  • Individual interviews will occur February 8 - 19, 2016 - you will sign up for an individual interview at the group process.
  • Commitments will be made by the end of Winter quarter 2016.

Minimum Requirements to Join & Time Commitment

  • Commit to the team for a full academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 & a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2016-2017 academic year

Estimated Time Commitment = average 5-6 hours/week

  • Team Meetings: 2 hours weekly (set at the beginning of each quarter)
  • Office Hours: 2 hours weekly (set at the beginning of each quarter)
  • 1:1 Meetings with advisor: 1 hour quarterly (set at the beginning of each quarter)
  • Event planning & attendance: 2-4 hours weekly (depends on the week)

Information Sessions

Although our Information Sessions are over, we are still here for you to learn more about HAWC and help you discern if you would like to join our team. Please stop by the office at Student Center 380!

More information can also be found on the Join HAWC website!

Why should you join HAWC?

Things you'll gain:

  • Over 40 hours of training in wellness and health topics, including a national peer health educator certification

  • Large and small scale event and program planning experience

  • Increased awareness of national health trends

  • Experience facilitating workshops and conversations with peers

  • Continued leadership and skill development

  • Being valued in the SU community as a peer resource for wellness and health

  • Access to office space and campus resources

We think the best way to learn about HAWC is to ask a current HAWC member about their experience, so we've done that for you below:

Meet the HAWC adviser!

Hope Howard is currently and will be the HAWC adviser 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Hope is a graduate student in the Student Development Administration Program and is excited to work in the office of Wellness and Health Promotion. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Public Health, studying the intersections of health and education. Her senior research project looked at school readiness in East African refugee students whose families have been relocated to the Seattle area. Hope found her passion for Student Affairs through work in residence life, academic advising, and Dance Marathon. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, or playing with her newly adopted cat, Katy Purry.

If you have questions about applying to HAWC, please contact Hope at .