#uofuDVAM: The Center for Violence Prevention

The Center for Violence Prevention is a recent addition to campus organizations, having launched September 22nd of this year. However, director Dr. Chris Linder has been a part of the University of Utah’s campus for years. Her interest in the study of interpersonal violence has brought her to the realization that previous methods of violence prevention, […]

Our Statement: Going into Effect, Title IX Regulations from the Dept. of Education

On May 6, 2020 the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released new updates to Title IX law. These updates go into effect August 14, 2020 and require the U of U to make changes to its policies and procedures. In a couple of weeks, U of U leadership will be communicating about the […]

Our Statement and Response: #BlackLivesMatter

Our team is committed to our mission of creating a holistically well and safe campus community and that can’t be accomplished without centering social justice, power, and equality in that work. We hold ourselves accountable and so can you, because #BlackLivesMatter. See the attached letter for our official statement and response: #BlackLivesMatter CSW BLM Statement […]

Our Statement: Newly Updated Title IX Regulations from the Dept. of Education

On Wednesday, May 6th, the Department of Education released new regulations for Title IX policy and process regarding sexual misconduct. See the attached letter for our official statement regarding these newly updated revisions:   A PDF is available for download here: CSW Current Services Pages 2020

7 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy During Quarantine

Three members of our team, Jenna, Mahalia, and Brittany were recently interviewed by University of Utah Health. The article, 7 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy during Quarantine includes a number of tips and resources.  Read their contributions here.        

Highlighting CSW’s Class of 2020

The Center for Student Wellness provides a number of student involvement opportunities. Whether that’s through our practicum program with the College of Social Work, our ACES Peer Health Scholars program, various internships, or the Student Health Advisory Committee, there are many ways to get involved with our office. Visit our Student Involvement page for more […]

Contraceptive Access in Utah during COVID-19

In 2018, University of Utah Health announced the creation of Family Planning Elevated (FPE), a statewide contraception initiative. FPE serves to “expand access to contraceptive education, training, and capacity-building for Utah health care providers in an effort to improve equitable, comprehensive, and contraceptive services across the state of Utah.” With the COVID-19 pandemic, they recently […]

#uofuSAAM: The Story of Survivors

Content Warning: This blog post and videos contain stories of interpersonal violence, such as sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. Many Bennion Scholars served on this year’s #uofuSAAM committee. As part of the Bennion Center, the Bennion Scholars program exists to connect the potential of students to the power of community. They recognize the civic […]

Harm Reduction & High Risk Behaviors

Written by Cathleen Zhang, Marina Knysheva and Maya Correa, ACES Peer Health Educators As Peer Health Educators specializing in Harm Reduction, I feel like we’re best known on campus for promoting safer party culture, and the aspect of reducing harm when it comes to alcohol and drug use. While those are super important aspects of […]

Books, Books, Books: Recommendations from CSW

Looking for your next book to read? Don’t worry – our team has A LIST of books to recommend to you. We’ve also included our own ways of cozying up while diving into a good book. OUR #UOFUSAAM READING LIST     Victims No Longer by Mike Lew Healing Sex by Staci Haines The Beginning […]