Alcohol and Other Drug Education
Jaelyn Wynn, Assistant Director for Health & Wellness Education
My mission is to promote healthy choices emphasizing the elimination of high-risk
behavior, illegal alcohol and drug use, harmful substance use and related issues in
order to empower and retain successful, healthy and involved students.
Explore my blog for more health and wellness education
Catamount Wellness Ambassadors
Catamount Wellness Ambassadors are peer health educators who serve as liaisons between
Health and Wellness Education and WCU students to promote health and wellbeing on
campus. Wellness Ambassadors will deepen their understanding of health and wellness
topics while gaining important leadership skills such as public speaking and program
planning. Learn more
Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee
The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Committee is responsible for developing and executing
an annual plan to address alcohol and other drug issues. The AOD Committee works collaboratively
to promote other Health and Wellness initiatives on campus.
Alcohol Awareness Week
Alcohol Awareness Week is a fun, engaging, and meaningful way for students to learn
about alcohol. The week focuses on safe drinking and busting the myths associated
with college drinking. Alcohol Awareness Week is held the third full week of October.
Classroom Education Programs
Classroom Education Programs are interactive presentations for classrooms, student
organizations, residence halls, and other campus groups encouraging students to make
responsible choices regarding alcohol and other drugs.
Programs for Resident Assistants
Resident Assistants supervise and educate students while they live in our residence
halls. These programs are designed to give residents information about alcohol and
drug use that can be tailored to their residents.
Safe Spring Break
Safe Spring Break is all about giving students tools to make the most of their break.
Programming focuses on encouraging fun, responsible and safe decisions for spring
WCU has a new online well-being portal- YOU@WCU. YOU is designed to help students Succeed, Thrive, and Matter by managing stress,
setting goals, promoting happiness and well-being, and connecting to campus resources.
The YOU portal was made to help students design their ideal college experience. YOU@WCU fosters student success in three domains: Succeed (academics and career); Thrive
(physical and mental health); and Matter (purpose, community and social connections).
The portal serves up relevant information and campus resources, and content becomes
personalized when a student completes brief assessments, fills out a profile, or searches
for something specific. There is also a built-in function for students to set goals
as they go.
Anyone with a WCU email address can begin using this tool. A student's email is encrypted
when accessing YOU. There is no way of tracking individual use or responses, so users
can feel safe being honest and exploring sensitive topics.
Join in and let YOU help you! Access it by clicking here.