The Wellness & Health Promotion Services (WHPS) office offers a wide variety of services and programming aimed at helping students "be well" so they can "do well". For students focused on living healthy lifestyles we provide education and workshops on safer sex, nutrition, stress management, alcohol and other drugs, sleep, healthy relationships and body image. To support student safety we provide training in sexual violence prevention as well as HIV Testing and Risk Reduction Counseling. For those students struggling with alcohol or other substance use, we provide assessment, brief intervention, counseling and referrals. In addition we host a number of support group meetings.
To learn more about any of the topics mentioned check out our Healthy Knight Health Huts seen all over campus daily, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter. Visit our Bewellucf.com health blog to get up to date information on sex, nutrition and many other topics.
News and Announcements
Party Smart: Memorial Day is an official Tow to Go Holiday
The AAA Tow to Go service discourages an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists. Party Smart recommends you always choose a designated driver for a safe ride home. If your plan goes awry, don’t drink and drive…call Tow to Go at (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. The tow truck driver will take you, one friend and your car home (within 10 miles) whether or not you are a AAA member.
Don't Forget about Project Safe Ride
The Safe Ride program provides UCF students with a free cab ride home. Students must have a Safe Ride voucher available at the SGA Ticket Center, to redeem their cab ride up to$35.
(SGA Ticket Center closed May 1- May 12; closed Sundays and on holidays so plan ahead)
To encourage students to “Do The Knight Thing” and call for medical attention for themselves or others who are severely intoxicated or in danger of harm due to alcohol abuse, UCF is implementing a new Alcohol Emergency Procedure beginning June 25.
Two NEW Health Promotion Resources
WHPS has launched “Sex Talk” and “Eat Right Knights”, two new health promotion resources on the www.bewellucf.com health blog site as part of the new Healthy Knights 2020 initiative. In addition to reading blog posts on a wide variety of health and wellness topics, students can now anonymously post questions pertaining to sexual health and read researched responses posted within the week by “The Sex Team” made up of Professional Health Educators and Peer Advocates.
Our Registered Dietitian will also respond to student questions on nutrition posted to the Eat Right Knights section of the same blog site. Check out the site to find recipes for low-cost healthy meals as well as a new guide to eating healthy on campus.