Wellness Center Services

The Wellness Center at Southern is responsible for broad undergraduate and graduate student health outreach on topics including, but not limited to: sexual health, tobacco use, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, sleep and stress.

The staff facilitates health promotion activities for the campus community, including educational sessions, special events, outreach in residence halls and classrooms, and other programs upon request. For more information or to request a presentation for a class or group, please contact us at (203) 392-6526.

Don't Cancel Your Class: Invite A Guest Speaker

Have a conference or a meeting that you know about ahead of time? Don't cancel your class! Instead, invite a guest speaker from the Wellness Center, VPAS (Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy, and Support) Center, or Counseling Services to present to your class. The staff member(s) will meet with your class, present on the topic chosen, and can take attendance if requested. Please click here to fill out our request form for classroom presentations. We will do our very best to find coverage for your class. After your form is received, a staff member from the Wellness Center will be in contact with you to confirm and clarify any questions.

Condom Owl

She delivers condoms to all undergraduate and graduate students on Southern's Campus! Feel free to click here to order your FREE safer sex supply kit.

Condom Dispensers

Free condom dispensers are located in every Residence Hall in the first or second floor utility room, and in the restrooms on the Plaza Level of the Student Center. Take a look at this map to see all the locations of condom dispensers on campus! 

*Free condoms and menstrual products are also available in the Wellness Center.*

Get Yourself Tested

Walk right in for quick and confidential STD testing for FREE while supplies last. Testing is held at Health Services in Granoff Hall. Fall 2019 Walk-In clinic dates:
Wednesday, August 28th @ 12-2PM
Tuesday, September 17th @ 12-2PM *
Wednesday, October 2nd @ 1-2PM
Wednesday, October 16th @ 12-2PM *
Tuesday, November 5th @ 12-2PM *
Tuesday, November 19th 1-2PM
Monday, December 2nd @ 12-2PM
Testing is always available at Health Services by appointment, $10 fee applies.
These dates will also include HIV testing and special information on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP).

Coffee with Commuters

For those undergraduate and graduate students on-the-go! Grab some coffee, hot chocolate, and a snack before you head to class in the Wintergreen Parking Garage vestibule.. Fall 2019 DatesTBD. In the meantime, take a look at the resources available to you as a commuter student.

Class Presentations and Group Programs

The following interactive and educational programs are available upon request for outreach in residence halls, classrooms, and groups. Please contact Emily at rosenthale2@southernct.edu to schedule a program.

Alcohol 101: Crash Course
  • The Other Freshman 15: Fifteen Facts about Prescription and Other Drug Use at SCSU
  • Be Safe and Chill: Sex and STDs at Southern
  • Wellness Overview
  • Vaping/JUUL/Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Vape Quit Kit

Interested in quitting JUUL, or any other tobacco product? Free and confidential quit kits are available for all undergraduate and graduate students. Order your FREE quit kit, and let us know if you would like it delivered straight to your residence hall (for residential students) or picked up in the Wellness Center located in Schwartz Hall.

Ask The Dietitian

A Registered Dietitian will be in the Fitness Center: ASC 204 this fall to answer your diet and nutrition questions and help you make healthy choices. Stay tuned for Fall 2019 Dates. Free for all undergraduate and graduate students.

Check out the Healthy Eating Brochure from Chartwells!

Flu Shot Clinics

Stay healthy and protect yourself from the flu! Bring your insurance card and prescription card. Fall 2019 Dates:

  • Monday, September 16th @ Jennings Hall Room 133: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
  • ​Monday, October 28th @  Engleman Rotunda: 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
  • Tuesday, November 26th @ Engleman Rotunda: 4 P.M. - 7 P.M.
  • Wednesday, December 4th @ Engleman Rotunda: 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Narcan Training

Free Narcan training is available on campus. Training includes:

  • Effects of opioids on the brain and addiction
  • Overdose prevention strategies
  • Signs and symptoms of overdose
  • How to administer Narcan
  • Good Samaritan Law  
  • Narcan kit

Learning objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of the opioid crisis
  • Develop knowledge on the use of Narcan
  • Promote awareness of the signs of opioid overdose
  • Provide resources for treatment

To request group trainings or register for upcoming trainings please contact:

                   Emily Rosenthal @ RosenthalE2@southernct.edu

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

The Wellness Center accepts Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Public Health to complete their required internships with the Wellness Center. 
Public Health Internship Information

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