Prevention & Wellness

Prevention & Wellness

About


Prevention and Wellness, a component of Campus Activities, utilizes responsible decision making, harm reduction, social norming, enviornmental management and peer health education as its primary prevention models. We provide a comprehensive, campus-wide, year-long prevention and wellness approach that begins during orientation and continues throughout the year.

The office plans on-going activities and events that support prevention and wellness as it relates to issues such as nutrition, mental health, self-esteem, stress-reduction, healthly relationships, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, tobacco cessation, depression and suicide.

  • Shuttles
  • Resources
  • Workshops
  • SafeZone

SafeRide

SEK-CAP provides a van and a Kansas Department of Transportation trained and certified drive for the PSU SafeRide program from 9pm - 2:30am on the followin days:

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday 

Rides are provided in the Frontenace - Pittsburg area. Because SEK-CAP also runs the Pittsburg Area call 620-719-0135.

 

GUS BUS

The GUS BUS operates from 11pm - 2:30am on the following nights

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Students along this route can expect the GUS BUS every 30 minutes.

Please note: the GUS BUS does not replace SafeRide service accessed by calling 620-719-0135 Wednesday-Saturday nights 11pm - 2:30am but the SafeRide driver may suggest you catch the GUS BUS if you're on, or near, the fixed route, as it is inteded to free up the SafeRide van to provide rides to those not on the bus route.

Map of GUS BUS coming soon.

Click here to see the GUS BUS map

P.A.C.T. Plus

Students can plan ahead by calling 620-687-4278 for a free ride anywhere in the Frontenac-Pittsburg area on the P.A.C.T. Plus Bus from 9pm - 11pm and thereby not have to worry about leaving their car behind when using SafeRide for a ride home from a bar or party.

  • Responsible Decision Making (RDM)- This is an interactive workshop that covers general facts about alcohol, drugs, and safer sex practices. Additionally, there is a discussion on the consequences of high risk drinking and the available resources. This workshop takes approximately 45 minutes to facilitate.
  • Stress Management- This workshop will define terms, help identify stressors, and teach techniques that can help manage stress. This workshop takes approximately 40 minutes to facilitate.
  • Sleep- This workshop addresses myths and facts of sleeping, sleep deprivation, sleep cycles, and provides tips to help improve sleeping habits. This workshop takes approximately 40 minutes to facilitate.
  • Body Image- This workshop challenges a person’s perception on beauty and body image. It helps individuals examine societal, cultural and media factors, and their own beliefs that help contribute to body image and their behavior changes as result of those factors. This workshop takes approximately 30 minutes to facilitate.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI)- This workshop addresses the difference between sexually transmitted disease and sexually transmitted infections, the risk associated with unprotected sex, and preventative measures that can be taken to decrease your risk of STIs. This workshop takes 20 minutes to facilitate
  • Alcohol Workshop- This workshop includes activities that cover the standard drink size, BAC, signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, and some risks associated with drinking. This workshop takes 30 minutes to facilitate.
  • Drug Workshop- This workshop covers opioid use, both illicit opioids and prescribed opioids, and how the impact these drugs can have on person’s life. This workshop takes 15-20 minutes to facilitate.
  • Hazing Bystander Intervention- It's a 60 minute presentation on identifying hazing, how to be an active bystander in a hazing situation, and the resources to help.

What is Safe Zone?

Safe Zone is a message to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) and Ally students and colleagues that this is a safe place where one may be open about their identity without fear.  This space hereby respects all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.  If a person decides to display the Safe Zone placard, it signifies that the person has participated in a training workshop to increase awareness and sensitivity to LGBTI and ally issues and is one who can serve as a referral/resource person.

Participation:

The Campus Activities Center conducts Safe Zone workshops periodically.  Requests are accepted.  The workshop is three hours long or can be broken up into two 90 minute sessions.  Workshops are limited to 15 participants, but exceptions can be made.  After completing the workshop, participants have the opportunity to request a Safe Zone placard. 

Contact Us


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Taylor Panczer
Program Coordinator
Prevention & Wellness

Campus Activities
109 Overman Student Center

(620) 235-4062

Contact Taylor