Wellness Program

Wellness

Health Promotion

Marieka Turner, Director of Health Promotion
Kaylin Tingle, Healthy Relationships & Violence Prevention Educator

In keeping with the University's objective of fostering knowledge and personal well-being, every undergraduate student will complete a three part wellness series prior to graduation. Before arriving on campus, first year and transfer students will complete both Alcohol Edu and Haven, an online alcohol prevention and education program. Once on campus, students will complete WELL 100 in their first semester. Students are also required to complete one WELL 101 health education topics course. Classes are geared towards topics that will promote academic success and personal health.

As part of the University's on-going commitment to sexual misconduct education and prevention, all second year students will be required to complete Every Choice, an online bystander training program (WELL 102) focusing on sexual misconduct prevention education. The course provides students with awareness, education and skills practice to assist them with engaging in proactive behaviors to intervene in situations of sexual misconduct. Upon completion, students will be equipped with basic bystander skills that will allow them to identify multiple options for intervention and assist them with identifying obstacles that would prevent action. The course will also inform students about sexual misconduct resources on and off campus resources. The course must be complete in the first six weeks of the semester.

The Department of Health Promotion within the division of Student Development, is responsible for the wellness graduation requirement. The wellness graduation requirement consists of the following classes, effective with the entering class in 2021 (earlier classes should review the catalog under which they entered):

Introduction to College Life at the University of Richmond (WELL 100)

Plus 2 (WELL 101) a wellness topic of choice

Bystander Education Program (WELL 102)

Each course is graded with an S or U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). WELL 100 must be attempted and satisfactorily completed during the first semester of enrollment. WELL 101 must be attempted and satisfactorily completed prior to the start of the fifth semester of enrollment.  WELL 102 must be attempted and satisfactorily completely within the first 6 weeks of the third semester of enrollment, or, for transfer students, in the first semester of enrollment. Students will have an administrative hold put on their record if they have not satisfactorily completed within the prescribed time period.  This hold will prevent them from being able to register until they have made arrangements to take the class(es).

Courses

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  • WELL 100 Introduction to College Life at the University of Richmond

    Units: 0

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (WEL1)

    Description

    Provides students with an introduction to college life at the University of Richmond. Topics covered aim to help students thrive in college, thereby improving their academic and personal success during their college years and beyond. Includes a Passport Program intended to encourage students to visit and engage with the university by participating in activities, events, or programs of their choosing.

  • WELL 101 PLUS2: Wellness Topics

    Units: 0

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (WEL2)

    Description

    The wellness topic component of the wellness graduation requirement. Students will be offered a choice of health and wellness topics every semester. Sample topics include nutrition, sexual health, relationships, and stress management. Students are required to satisfactorily complete two topics for graduation. Topic sessions run for six weeks, 90 minutes each week. Students are encouraged to complete this component of the wellness requirement before or during their sophomore year.

  • WELL 102 Bystander Education Program

    Units: 0

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (WEL2)

    Description

    Provides students with awareness, education and skills practice to assist them with engaging in proactive behaviors to intervene in situations of sexual misconduct. Basic bystander skills to identify multiple options for intervention and identifying obstacles that would prevent action. Also provides sexual misconduct resources on and off campus resources. Must be complete in the first six weeks of the semester.

  • WELL 200 College Student Development: Applications to Residential Life

    Units: 0

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (WEL2)

    Description

    Theoretical and experiential study of human behavior. Emphasis on self-awareness and growth, and its application to understanding students and their lives. Attention given to leadership skills in a residential setting.

    Prerequisites

    Must be a recently-selected residential life staff member or receive instructor's permission to enroll.