The University welcomed about 2,000 alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate Orange Central and Law Alumni Weekend. From tailgating to special reunion events and open houses, the campus was alive with excitement, memories and good times. Check out…
Redefining Substance Use Resources
Actively educating, empowering and engaging students in making informed decisions regarding the use of alcohol and other substances is a passion for the Barnes Center at The Arch health and wellness team. In commitment to making a campuswide difference through nonjudgmental dialogue, the team actively works to enhance the student experience through a variety of services and programs.
Supporting the campus community and advocating for many of these initiatives is Emily Graham ’22, Barnes Center at The Arch health promotion intern. “For students not sure where to start, the Barnes Center at The Arch Be Wise peer educators are a great place. Peer educators are integrated all over campus, welcoming and a nonjudgmental resource for students who are looking to explore resources unique to their goals.”
Resources, services and consultation opportunities are available to those who are seeking to be recovery allies, are sober curious, living a sober lifestyle, seeking education and support, in recovery and more. All members of the campus community are invited to share the resources on the Substance Use webpage and learn more about them below.
Recovery Ally Training
Celebrated annually on April 15, National Collegiate Recovery Day honors those in recovery and highlights community support, resources and services available throughout the year. In addition to the resources below, campus community members are invited to attend the Recovery Ally Training on Friday, April 15.
Whether the celebration will include alcohol or not, this peer-led program helps students approaching their 21st birthday plan for a happy and safe time. Expect an invitation email (@syr.edu) the week before the start of your birthday month! Or schedule a Wellness Portal appointment the week of your birthday. Highlights include a free birthday prize pack and a personalized meeting to discuss how to maximize celebrating and minimize risk.
The rigors of college can be challenging, particularly for students living an abstinence-based or substance-free lifestyle. Built on a foundation of community, all students are invited to connect with others living a sober curious, substance-free or abstinence-based lifestyle. Attend the next Orange Recovery Peer Support Meeting Thursday, April, 21.
Orange After Dark Events (Late Night Programs and Movies)
With the help of a student team, Orange After Dark events, including Late Night Movies, encourage fun, relaxation and connection, while offering a substance-free environment. Seeking more ways to be involved? Explore Barnes Center at The Arch events on the University Calendar.
Wellness Leadership Institute
Offering holistic health and wellness education are free Wellness Leadership Institute workshops. Students are encouraged to self-register and members of the Orange community are welcome to build workshops into coursework and student recommendations. Workshop offerings support a variety of schedules and topics. Substance-related workshops include Alcohol Safety, Putting it Bluntly, Up in Smoke and more.
This living opportunity is available to first-year and sophomore students who wish to live in and are committed to an alcohol and drug-free community. Those interested may visit the Theme Housing webpage.