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.
The Wellness 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. Learn more about Wellness Peer Education.
BWell Student Employment and Volunteer Positions
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. BWell employs 50-70 students and has about 100 volunteers in any given semester. For both volunteer and paid positions, follow BWell on Instagram and Facebook to be notified when we are recruiting. Paid student positions are also all posted in Workday when there are openings.