The student health education program guides students to seek accurate health knowledge, encourages them to practice sound values and motivates them to make healthy choices. The goal is to develop health education programs and activities in collaboration with other University offices. Ongoing programs such as MyStudentBody, peer education, guest speakers, wellness workshops and visits to off-campus houses are part of a comprehensive approach to educating all students to lead healthy lives.
Bicycle Loan Program
More than 130 bicycles are available for Salve Regina students to loan on a semester basis. The bicycle loan program promotes healthy behaviors and healthy choices among Salve Regina students while providing opportunities for convenient transportation. All areas of campus and many local businesses are within biking distance.
Over the next three years, Salve Regina's first-year student athletes will participate in myPlaybook, an online drug education course developed by Prevention Strategies in cooperation with the National Center for Drug Free Sport and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. MyPlaybook satisfies the minimum NCAA requirements for alcohol and other drug education. Click here for more information on myPlaybook.
Peer Education: Salve Students for Responsible Choices
Peer education represents the best model for change on college campuses. Peer-to-peer communication about health topics, especially alcohol, is the key to positive change at Salve Regina.
Our peer educators encourage friends to talk honestly about high-risk health behaviors, are trained to listen and support their peers, promote healthy lifestyles and decision-making skills and provide innovative and instructive presentations on a wide variety of personal health and safety issues to classes, residence halls and other settings where students gather.
Red Watch Band Program
Students in the Red Watch Band program promote a culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect, and take a stand in preventing toxic drinking (alcohol poisoning). Members are first responders certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator.