Due to public health measures related to COVID-19, BWell programs and services have been adapted accordingly. Please click here for the most up to date information.
Health Promotion is dedicated to facilitating interactive workshops that provide accurate health information in a non-judgmental, inclusive style. Learn about the programs we offer and request a program for your group.
Prefer to lead your own group workshop? Request a BWell Workshop in a Bag and bring health empowerment strategies and information to your group, on your schedule.
BWell materials for your unit or student group are not currently available. Instead, you can request a Workshop in a Bag or BWell facilitated workshop program to provide program resources remotely.
Materials for personal use are available through BWell By Mail, which is being offered in place of Ship n SHAG and group materials requests for Fall 2020.
The Brown University Relaxation Project, affectionately known as burp, is a group of students dedicated to promoting stress relief and relaxation to the Brown community. They have been trained by a licensed massage therapist to give stress-relieving shoulder rubs.
The Culture of Respect Collective: Beginning in 2021, Brown’s two-year partnership with NASPA's (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Culture of Respect's Collective engages the university in rigorous self assessment and collaborative strategic planning to take targeted steps towards addressing sexual and gender-based violence on campus.
Masculinity Peer Education is a program for Brown students who want to promote healthier notions of masculinity on campus. The program focuses on foundational concepts like: unpacking gender norms; exploring male privilege; cultivating empathy; and acknowledging harm and promoting healing. Learn more about Masculinity Peer Education.
The Sexual Assault Peer Education (SAPE) program was created to provide an opportunity for students to play a meaningful role in moving Brown toward a culture of consent. Working in concert with BWell Office of Health Promotion, SAPE is one of the prominent prevention programs addressing these issues on Brown’s campus. The group is open to all students. Our student-designed curriculum focuses on understanding systems of oppression, dismantling rape culture, and creating community-based plans for accountability and change. Learn more about SAPE.
The Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) is a peer education program for Brown students who are interested in promoting sexual health. Peer Educators are trained in current sexual health knowledge and effective approaches to sexual health education. Members of SHAG facilitate workshops in conjunction with Health Education staff and also participate in sexual health outreach projects through Health Promotion (like tables on the green and materials development and distribution). Learn more about SHAG.
Wellbeing Peer Education (Coming soon!)
The Wellbeing Peer Educators (WPE) in BWell serve as leaders and role models, dedicated to the collaborative development and delivery of health interventions that support students’ overall wellbeing. Using motivational interviewing and facilitation skills, WPEs establish and maintain deep community connections that facilitate the creation and implementation of initiatives that allow for the sharing of gifts and wellbeing practices with others.
BWell is committed to full student engagement in our work. For both our volunteer and paid positions, we actively recruit students who are interested in promoting health and wellness and committed to dismantling oppression and stigma and preventing harm. Positions do not require prior experience or participation unless specifically noted. Click here for more information on student employment and volunteer opportunities with BWell.