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CWU Wellness Annual Report 2012-2013

Central Washington University


CWU Wellness Annual Report 2012-2013

Mission The mission of the Wellness Center is to promote positive health behaviors, prevent negative consequences associated with high-risk behavior, and encourage the social connections that support student success.

A core value of the Wellness Center is that educational programs and services are developed through the application of scientific evidence and relevant research.

The Four Pillars of the Wellness Strategic Plan are: 1. To provide a comprehensive program of individual and environmental approaches to reduce negative consequences associated with the misuses of alcohol, marijuana and other substances. 2. To provide exemplary power-based personal violence prevention, education and response services. 3. To promote positive mental health and suicide prevention. 4. To provide education and resources that promotes positive health behaviors.

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Contents Mission ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1 The Four Pillars of the Wellness Strategic Plan are: ............................................................................................ 1 Executive Summary: Andrea Easlick ............................................................................................................................... 3 Prevention and Intervention .............................................................................................................................................. 4 Under the Influence and Marijuana 101 ................................................................................................................... 4 Prime for Life............................................................................................................................................................................. 5 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator ............................................................................................................................ 6 Green Dot .................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Green Dot Dodge Ball ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 Student Health 101 ................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Research .................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Violence, Abusive Relationships and Personal Safety .................................................................................. 10 Academic Impacts ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Mental Health ................................................................................................................................................................ 11 Sexual Behavior ............................................................................................................................................................ 12 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use ................................................................................................................ 13 Sexual Violence Incidence ........................................................................................................................................ 14 NCAA Social Norms Grant .................................................................................................................................................. 15 Zombie Zone ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament ................................................................................................................................... 16 Late Night Carnival........................................................................................................................................................... 16 Social Norms Campaign: Party Animals .................................................................................................................. 16 Wildcat Welcome Weekend Presentations ................................................................................................................. 17 Party Central ....................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Dope on Dope ..................................................................................................................................................................... 17 First Six Weeks Programming .......................................................................................................................................... 17 Pump Down the Volume ................................................................................................................................................ 17 Annual Programming........................................................................................................................................................... 18 Rock Against Rape ............................................................................................................................................................ 18 ASPEN 5K ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Campus Dine and Tote .................................................................................................................................................... 19 Expect Respect ................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Love Glove Club 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Executive Summary: Andrea Easlick Another successful year to add to the books! While 2012-2013 was a year of many transitions, we have a lot to look back on and celebrate. Two of our long-time employees said goodbye to the Wellness Center to pursue other endeavors. Gail Farmer, former Director, accepted a position with the CWU Human Resources department in October and has been working on training and development for faculty and staff, and helping to coordinate the launch of a few new campus-wide technology initiatives. Lynne Harrison, former Campus-Community Coalition Coordinator, took a slightly different route with retirement in late January 2013. Rumor has it she’s busy exploring exotic locations and capturing it all through her new-found passion of photography. We wish both of them the best in their new adventures, and are grateful for all of the work they’ve done with our department over the years. Although our office felt the void left by these two, we were extremely fortunate to have brought on two temporary health educators who hit the ground running. Alice Bowman, recent CWU graduate of the Public Health program, and Martha Chew, a Public Health graduate from EWU, both worked diligently to ensure the efforts of the Wellness Center continued without skipping a beat. Both brought a number of innovative and fresh ideas to the table, and meshed well with the rest of the staff and the department. As always, the Wellness Center continued to collaborate with departments from all areas of campus to provide stellar services to our students. One example is the partnership with our new Case Manager, Joy Stochosky, and her recommendation to pursue certification as a QPR Gatekeeper. QPR is a suicide prevention training created right here in Washington State that has gained national recognition over the years for its success in educating audiences of all ages about how to recognize and respond to individuals who may be suicidal. We’re excited to launch this workshop to the campus community beginning in fall quarter 2013. While prevention programming and social norms campaigns have been staples of our work for years, the mental health promotion campaign Look Up, Reach Out deserves special recognition. With the creative genius of student graphic designer Dalila Copeland, CWU’s students experienced a unique marketing strategy by way of inspirational quotes and other goodies packaged inside a “get curious” box, and tabletop lanterns with encouraging words for friends. Keep an eye out for what’s to come in 2013-2014! Deserving equal recognition are the continued late-night programming efforts that are detailed later in this publication. Check out the success of those and others as you read on! Last, but certainly not least, we’re celebrating a new beginning for our office as we merge our efforts with those of the Case Manager, and the area of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Recently, Joseph Bryant was appointed as the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities and Health Promotion, and I have accepted the position of Assistant Director of Wellness and Health Promotion. Two Health Educators will also be hired to help propel the office forward and offer even more support services and programming for students. Here’s to 2013-2014…Our Time is Now!

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Prevention and Intervention Here at the Wellness Center our primary goal is to provide students with the tools to make informed choices about their health and wellness. In order to accomplish this we look at different student population that need to be addressed which include; the general student population (Universal Prevention); students who are known to be in a high-risk group (Targeted Population); and students who have demonstrated high-risk behaviors (Indicated Prevention). When attempting to educate these student populations we include research based, comprehensive, well-coordinated programs that focus on student engagement. As part of the strategy of preventing populations from engaging in high-risk behaviors, all first year students are required to complete both a web-based alcohol and marijuana survey before arriving to campus in September. Prevention curriculum embedded in the personalized feedback that students receive helps educate them about the harmful effects of alcohol and marijuana. This helps acts not only as a prevention tool for future substance use-related violations, but also challenges student expectations and clarifies normative behavior.

Under the Influence and Marijuana 101 Under the Influence and Marijuana 101 are both web-based classes that take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete. Typically students will be asked to take Under the Influence for a minor alcohol offense that violates the student code of conduct or the housing policy. Marijuana 101 is typically assigned to students who violate state law or university policy with respect to marijuana. The courts often accept it as an alternative to ADIS, but students need to confirm this with their probation contacts. National data and evidence collected at CWU support the efficacy of these interventions. The classes are effective and follow best practices as noted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA) and others. The information is presented to students in a non-biased, non-judgmental format with protocols emphasizing personal choice, support for change, and challenging outcome expectancies. The number of students who participated in Under the Influence and Marijuana 101 has decreased from last year. The chart below indicates the trends in Under the Influence and Marijuana 101 over the past four years.

Number of Students 150 100

108 75

64

57

59

60

58 36

50 0 2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

Under The Influence

4

2012-2013

Marijuana 101


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Prime for Life Prime for Life is an alcohol prevention education program, focused on educating students about the potential effects of engaging in substance use. It is a class for students who have been sanctioned by the courts or by the university conduct officers as a consequence of violating state alcohol laws or the student code of conduct. The class helps students reduce their risk for alcohol-related problems and is based on well-documents scientific research findings. The number of student participants for the 2012-2013 was down from 214 in the previous year, to 180. Those 180 students attended one of 12 classes taught by either Lynne Harrison (CCC Coordinator), or Joey Bryant (Residence Hall Coordinator for Student Rights and Responsibilities). The following shows the decreasing trend of student participants in Prime for Life over the past three years, and prior participant data as well.

Prime for Life Participants 350 300

312

250

261

259

200 150

214 176

180

162

100

Prime for Life Student Participants

50 0

37.5% of PFL participants agreed that sometimes they drink too much. An 8.04% increase from before the class.

13.48% increase in those who believe they are actually doing something about their drinking habits (from pre-test to post-test)

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8.5% increase in those who do not believe getting drunk is a normal part of being a college student (from pretest to post-test)


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Sexual Assault Response Coordinator The role of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) is to support victims in various aspects of their life in the aftermath of an assault. This may include, but is not limited to, contacting class instructors to request academic accommodations, explaining the campus judicial process, identifying resources that may be beneficial to the victim, accompanying a victim to meetings, and advocating for a victim in situations in which the victim cannot, or may not be present. There were a total of 54 referrals made to the SARC by a conduct officer, other university office, or a student self-referring. Outreach was initiated with all 54 students, but services were only provided for 25. The other 29 either declined services, or never responded to communication. Below is a breakdown of the students the SARC had direct contact with, and their associated issues/concerns. Related Issue/Concern

# of Students Seen

Sexual Assault/Misconduct

8

Domestic/Partner Violence

5

Stalking

4

Harassment

4

Other

3

Total

25

*This information does not indicate the incidents occurred on campus, nor does it indicate the incidents occurred while the individuals were students at CWU. SARC services are available to students regardless of when or where an assault took place.

"Overall, the services provided by the SARC were very helpful" Strongly Agree Agree

At the end of the academic year an evaluation is sent out to each student via email to assess satisfaction with the services provided by the SARC. Below are some highlights of those responses. -“I did not write a witness statement and the formal report was written at the time of the inc(e)dent. The wellness center did help explain what all this meant and helped me make decisions that will help keep me safe. Thank you again!” -“I would not have had a pleasant experience here at CWU without the help of the SARC.” -“As long as they keep supporting students who are afraid to speak up then this will continue to be an awesome resource for students on campus.” -“It was so helpful being able to breathe a bit with classes. I know the legal process is going to be tough, but knowing that I have support from someone at school makes me feel like I can handle school and the legal process without messing up anything.” -“It is difficult to talk to some professors about any concerns or issues but the email made it easier to bring up.” -“My situation made living in Ellensburg very uncomfortable but I found help and support through the Wellness Center.” -“After the incident I was seriously considering switching school. The SARC helped me to stay calm and know that the incident was not my fault, so I should not punish myself for it.”

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Green Dot Green Dot is a violence prevention program, focused on empowering bystanders to prevent acts of power-based personal violence. Each year Green Dot at Central continues to grow and reach students, educating them on how to prevent acts of violence both in their campus community and personal communities, whether at home or abroad. Each training provides participants the opportunity to learn, prevent, and advocate on behalf of power-based personal violence. This year marked a new year for spreading the message about Green Dot to the CWU community. In addition, two new facilitators were trained to maximize the number of participants in each training. Alice Bowman, Health Educator, and Rachel Beckstrom, Prevention Specialist at ASPEN joined the team of facilitators upon completion of training in Spokane in April.

Have you had an act of power-based personal violence committed against you? Yes

No

Do you know someone who has had an act of power-based personal violence committed against them?

42% 58%

4%

Yes No 96%

I will commit to doing at least one Green Dot within the next week 31%

Strongly Agree Agree 69%

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CWU Wellness Annual Report 2012-2013 Green Dot continued This year we attempted to expand campus awareness by holding specific events focused on educating students about power-based personal violence, in hopes to get them more actively involved in bystander training. A Green Dot publicity video was created, we held an alumni dinner as thanks to those who have been so supportive of the Green Dot mission over the past few years, and the first annual Dodge Ball tournament took place that brought in over 100 participants. Our peer health educators also worked towards getting the “Green Dot” mission out to students through a Facebook storm and a week of Green Dot pancakes in which the Wellness Center collaborated with Dinning Services.

Green Dot Dodge Ball The Green Dot Dodge Ball Tournament was an event where we partnered with University Recreation. We had 17 teams with a total of 105 participants and even more observers. The event was held on courts C&D, with games being played on court C and tabling for team registration and event information on court D. Next year we would like to reserve an additional court for team play, which will improve efficiency of the tournament. The REC center provided a photographer for the event and helped capture some great moments of this first-time event. The program was hugely successful in terms of participation and crowd support, and in the future we would like to improve the connection between the participants and the purpose of Green Dot. Handing out freebies was very popular and created an exciting atmosphere for the event. The raffle was less successful because it lacked organization, but can be easily improved in the future. Of the participants surveyed 26% said they would be drinking if they were not at the event, so we’re confident that more programs like this will provide alternatives to high-risk behavior for students!

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Student Health 101 Student Health 101 is a monthly internet magazine geared toward health concerns as seen through a student lens. Each month, in addition to premade content from the publisher, the Wellness Center provides custom content written by CWU students, both students who work in the WC and others recruited from throughout the campus. Examples of our work this academic year include tips on avoiding seasonal depression, an article on the rising popularity of prescription drugs, a personal narrative on addiction, tips on how to control your finances, and alternative beauty pointers, including suggestions of how to use olive oil and coconut oil to better the health of your skin. Through timely and well-written articles and effective marketing, SH101 continues to increase its readership. In October, we reached a peak of 8276 total pages read and close to 500 unique visitors! This is an average of 17.9 pages read per person, a significant improvement over the average of 13.8 in September. From personal feedback that we have received, it seems that readers are learning from the content of the magazine. One reader commented that she “did not realize that you could get STIs from anal sex,” while another commented that he had “learned a lot about safe sex.” One student said he learned “how easy it is to be healthier,” while yet another said she “learned how to exercise in a more efficient manner.” From comments such as these, we can see firsthand that our work on the magazine is having an impact. Check it out yourself from the Wellness Center home page (www.cwu.edu/wellness), or go directly to http://readsh101.com/cwu.html. Below is an overview of readership from the adoption of Student Health 101 at CWU in fall 2009 through spring 2013. Total Number of Pages Read 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000

Orientation, 2009 September, 2009 October, 2009 November, 2009 December, 2009 January, 2010 February, 2010 March, 2010 April, 2010 May, 2010 June, 2010 Orientation, 2010 September, 2010 October, 2010 November, 2010 December, 2010 January, 2011 February, 2011 March, 2011 April, 2011 May, 2011 June, 2011 Orientation, 2011 September, 2011 October, 2011 November, 2011 December, 2011 January, 2012 February, 2012 March, 2012 April, 2012 May, 2012 June, 2012 Orientation, 2012 September, 2012 October, 2012 November, 2012 December, 2012 January, 2013 February, 2013 March, 2013 April, 2013 May, 2013

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Research In spring 2013 the Wellness Center launched the American College Health Association, National College Health Assessment (ACHA). The data on the next few pages shows statistical information related to topics on which the Wellness Center educates students. Violence, Abusive Relationships, and Personal Safety Within the last 12 months, college students reported experiencing:

A physically abusive intimate relationship An emotionally abusive intimate relationship Total

Stalking

Female A physical assault (not sexual)

Male

A physical fight 0

2

4

6

8

10

12

Percentage of Students

College students reported feeling very safe: 100

Percentage of Students

90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Campus day time

Campus night time

Community day time

Community night time

Male

86.9

50.5

75.8

45.6

Female

85.5

17.7

64.4

15.3

Total

85.7

27.5

68

24.4

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Academic Impacts Within the last 12 months, students reported the following factors affecting their individual academic performance, defined as: received a lower grade on an exam, or an important project; received a lower grade in the course; received an incomplete or dropped the course; or experienced a significant disruption in thesis, dissertation, research or practicum work;

Stress Sleep difficulties Sexually transmitted disease/infection Roommate difficulties Relationship difficulties Pregnancy (yours or partner's) Eating disorder/problem Drug use

Students

Depression Assault (sexual) Assault (physical) Anxiety Alcohol use 0

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

Percentage of Students

Percentage of Students

Mental Health Students reported experiencing the following within the last 12 months. 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Felt Felt Felt things overwhelmed overwhelming by all you had were hopeless anxiety to do

Felt so depressed that it was difficult to function

Intentionally cut, burned, bruised, or otherwise injured yourself

Felt overwhelming anger

Male

70.1

33.2

35.9

22.1

5.5

33.7

Female

92.1

50.3

58.6

34

7.7

37.9

Total

85.3

45.1

51.9

30.6

7.4

36.6

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CWU Wellness Annual Report 2012-2013 Suicidal Ideation Student reporting over the last 12 months. 8 7

Percentage of Students

6 5 Male 4

Female Total

3 2 1 0 Seriously considered Suicide

Attempted Suicide

Sexual Behavior Students reported using a condom or other protective barrier within the last 30 days (mostly or always). 70 57.3

Percentage of Students

60

47.7

50

50.3

50

40

35.4

30 21.4 20 10

9.8 5.9

7.6

0 Oral Sex

Vaginal Intercourse Male

Female

12

Total

Anal Intercourse


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Number of partners in last 12 Months

Sexual Behavior (continued) College students reported having the following number of sexual partners (oral sex, vaginal or anal intercourse) within the last 12 months.

4 or more

3

Total

2

Female Male

1

None 0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percentage of Students

*46.9 % of college students reported receiving vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Marijuana Use Even with the recent legalization of marijuana possession in Washington State, Central Washington University continues to have a higher percentage of students who have never used marijuana compared to national numbers.

Percentage of Students

72 70 68 66 64 62 60 58

2008

2011

2012

2013

CWU

67.6

70

67.1

62.3

ACHA

65

63.4

63.4

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CWU Wellness Annual Report 2012-2013 Heavy Episodic Drinking Over the last two weeks, how many times have you had five or more drinks of alcohol in one sitting? 50 45 40 35 30 25 Total # of Students

20 15 10 5 0 N/A Don't Drink

None

1 Time

2 Times

3 Times

4 or more Times

*Heavy episodic drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that results in a BAC of .08 or greater in 2 hours or less. This is typically about 5 drinks. Sexual Violence Incidence Within the last 12 months, college students reported experiencing: 7 Percentage of Students

6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Sexually touched without consent

Sexual penetration attempt without consent

Sexual penetration without their consent

Sexually abusive intimate relationship

Male

1.1

1.1

0.5

1.1

Female

6.2

2.4

2.2

2

Total

4.6

2

1.7

1.7

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NCAA Social Norms Grant The purpose of the NCAA Social Norms grant is to reduce underage and high risk drinking among college students around the nation. With funding provided by this grant we have been able to provide late night, alcohol-free activities for students the past two years. Fan favorites such as the Zombie Bash during Halloween, and the Late Night Carnival before finals in June experienced high participation once again, and the first ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament in winter quarter was also a big success with close to 100 students. The grant also allowed the ability to display some social marketing material at 25 the end of spring quarter around campus. 20

As a result of alternative alcohol free late night programming we saw a decrease in the number of alcohol related incidents, as shown below.

15 Zombie Bash Late night Carnival

10

5

0 2010

2011

2012

Zombie Bash

2013

The Wellness Center collaborated with various departments such as University Recreation, Campus Life, Dining Services, and more to host the 2nd Annual Zombie Bash. This year’s event included the addition of a second “zombie zone� where students could go solo through a course and practice hunting zombies, as well as a photo booth for students to commemorate their experiences. Overall, there was an increase in attendees, and a decrease in alcohol incidents within the residence halls.

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3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Winter quarter brought the addition of a third late night option for students in the form of the 1st Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament from 9pm-12am. Another collaborative event with University Recreation, the tournament boasted almost 100 participants in a combination of competitive, co-ed, and six foot and under leagues. Participants were treated to free Red Bull and Winegars ice cream in addition to a commemorative water bottle from the Wellness Center. Overall this event was a success and with a little bit of tweaking it’s sure to continue to attract students in the future!

Late Night Carnival

Over 360 students gathered to attend the 2nd Annual Late Night Carnival where they enjoyed four new inflatables, a photo booth sponsored by RHA, free popcorn, cotton candy, soda, Rock Band, and many other carnival-themed games. The event was initially made possible by funding from an NCAA grant awarded for a three-year cycle ending in 2014. The main purpose is to provide students an alcohol-free late night option. Our goal was accomplished by looking at the second consecutive year of reduction in alcohol incidents in the residence halls, so it makes sense that the program has been adopted by the Wellness Center as an annual event!

Social Norms Campaign: Party Animals

Once again the creative genious of the Publicity Center designers came through in the spring/summer social norms messaging campaign and the creation of the “party animals.� Four animals were introduced during spring quarter that communicate the positive social norms associated with the drinking culture among CWU students, mainly that most of them are making low-risk choices. Stay tuned for more from these party animals during 2013-2014!

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Wildcat Welcome Weekend Presentations Party Central

All incoming students are required to attend Party Central, a program that challenges stereotypes and norms around partying, drinking, and CWU life. This included educating students about protective factors such as alternating alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, choosing not to drink, and how to get a good buzz without experiencing the negative effects of alcohol. Using “clickers” we gathered some electronic feedback from the students. As a result of the program:  70.6% of participants stated they are more knowledgeable about protective behaviors  91.7% of participants know they are responsible for their behavior on and off campus  85.6% of participants accurately identified the norm that most CWU students make low-risk choices when it comes to partying.

Dope on Dope Offered as an option during Wildcat Welcome Weekend, this program aims to educate students in a non-biased way about the effects of marijuana use. The program had been completely revamped this year, although one suggestion we believe might make it more “appealing to students” is to rename the program “Higher Education” as “Dope on Dope” seemed to bring with it a negative connotation. The goal of the program was to provide a safe space for students to learn in an interactive format how substance use, particularly marijuana, can affect being a successful student. ‘Gray Drugs’ like salvia were also covered in the presentation. In light of recent law and policy changes in the state of Washington, our hope is to continue to revamp the program to include what the law really means, and any policies CWU has regarding the issue. We’re hoping the program will continue to evolve and include other drugs other than just marijuana. According to the evaluations performed during the 2012 “Dope on Dope” session;  41% of participants stated that they either rarely or never use marijuana.  While 16.48% said they use marijuana daily.  35% of participant’s attitude towards marijuana was that it was harmless.  When asked if “Marijuana prohibition effectively protects kids,” 88% stated that was false.  When asked if “Marijuana use leads to dependence or addiction” only 26% answered correctly that it was true.  Participants were asked if they “have ever misused a Prescription drug” 39% said yes.  Finally, when asked to comment on the quality of the presentation, over 90% stated it was either “pretty good” or “awesome.”

First Six Weeks Programming Pump Down the Volume Pump down the volume is a first six weeks program presented in the Residence Halls as a way to educate and inform students about the importance of being a good neighbor and compassionate communication. The evaluations gathered from the programming showed that;  93% of participants believed the following statement to be true, “Alcohol and noise violations often occur together because partying students tend to make noise.”  88% of participants agreed “if they were having a problem with their neighbor, they should deal with it-calmly and directly.”  The majority of participants believed that Pump Down the Volume gave them good tools for communicating and resolving issues.

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Annual Programming Rock Against Rape This year’s Sixth Annual Rock Against Rape event was a huge success. Each year the event’s goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to educate, advocate and support victims and survivors of sexual assault. With over 450 people in attendance and over twenty different campus clubs and community organizations, we can with strong conviction say that this event continues to grow in popularity on our campus. The art battle that coincides with the event raised $255.00 in donations to support further efforts in sexual assault prevention both here on campus, and within our Ellensburg community. Three bands donated their time and talent to the event, one of which was a CWU student, Alex Mabey, and two of which traveled from the west side of the state to help in our efforts. Brady Rusch, also another CWU student, donated his time and talent as a co-host and DJ to the event. Without the support of the CWU campus and Ellensburg community this event would not continue to grow each year and provide a platform to discuss sexual assault. This year’s evaluation showed the following results:    

Over 93% of participants either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “As a result of this event, I have an increased level of empathy for victims/survivors of sexual violence”. Over 85% of participants agreed they would “talk to at least one person in their lives about the importance of sexual violence”. 84.3% of participants stated they were “Very Satisfied” with the event. 65% of participants agreed with the statement “as a result of this event, I plan to get involved in violence prevention/awareness by joining VIP, attending a Green Dot training, etc.”

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ASPEN 5K

2013 marked the Second Annual Route to Hope 5K benefiting ASPEN. The event was held during the first week of April, earlier than last years. The event raises money to help fund programs through ASPEN to help them support victims and survivors of sexual assault and violence. We co-sponsored the event with University Recreation. While this year’s event had a few obstacles, we were still able to raise over $800 dollars to benefit the organization. Because of the obstacles we faced during this year we have been able to team up with University Recreation far enough in advance to ensure that next year’s event will run more smoothly and hopefully garner more attention as well as more funds for ASPEN.

Campus Dine and Tote Campus Dine and Tote is collaboration between the Wellness Center and Dr. Rebecca Pearson, faculty in the Public Health program. The program provides students with the opportunity to educate themselves about the sustainability of food and cooking. Each evening program of Dine and Tote allows participants to collectively prepare healthy meals that are cost effective. This year we were able to have some feedback from students with the contributions of Dr. Pearson and the HED 473 Evaluation class. From this data we know that 89% of participants “would like to eat more healthfully than they do”. Some of the qualitative feedback included:    

“A lot of fun! I would definitely participate again” “Before menu is planned or people accept to come you should ascertain food allergies or intolerance” “That it’s really awesome, fun program” “The food choices were great. I highly enjoyed the food”

Although the workshop seems to be well received by some students, plans are already being made to re-vamp the program. We plan on continuing to work with Dr. Pearson throughout the next year and integrating more educational opportunities into the program. Some of the following ideas are plans we hope to implement in the near future:     

Re-branding the program with new marketing techniques Creating measureable goals and objectives Pre-planning all meals, nutritional statistics, and cost analysis for the entire year. Offering more sustainable meals, that also meet the needs of participants with food allergies Continue to ensure financial sustainability

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Expect Respect

Expect Respect consists of three core components; communicating in healthy relationships, safer sex, and sexual assault and power-based personal violence. The program is presented to students in the residence halls at the request of the Resident Advisor (RA). The most requested part was the sexual health portion of the program and as a result the topics of healthy relationships and violence were combined to give participants a broader spectrum of information. The goals of this program were for students to be able to understand the difference between consent and coercion, to learn and understand more about their bodies, and to make healthier choices regarding sexual health. Over the course of the year eight different Expect Respect sessions were held, including a session for the Air Force ROTC class that consisted of over 50 students. From the evaluations we received the following feedback:     

85% of participants agreed with the statement “Consent is sexy”. 56% of participants stated they were currently sexually active, while 14% said they weren’t currently sexually active but they had been in the past, and 27% stated they were not sexually active. 40% of participants stated they use protection every time. When asked how effective male condoms are when used consistently and correctly, participants’ responses increased from 60% answering correctly before the presentation, to 100% of participants at the completion of the program! 72% of participants responded with feedback that the program was “Amazing!”

Love Glove Club

The Love Glove Club is a free program that allows students the opportunity to receive 20 free condoms and protective barrier methods each quarter. Students have the option of choosing from male condoms, female condoms, dental dams and/or lubrication. In the past, knowledge about the club was either by word of mouth or during residence hall programs. For the upcoming school year we are looking at continuing to boost numbers by incorporating a publicity campaign around campus. With the help of our IT staff we were able to upgrade to an electronic system this year, making things run smoother for members and Wellness staff. We will continue to promote Love Glove at Wellness Center events as well as cross promoting events with other clubs and organizations on campus. For this year 12,750 condoms were purchased, 100 dental dams, 100 female condoms and 500 lubricants. The majority of the condoms handed out were during residence hall programming and on campus events. Our records indicate that as of spring quarter we handed out at least 5,481 condoms to Love Glove members. We are confident that with the increase in student membership combined with a marketing plan for Love Glove that we will continue to see numbers rise, and provide information and resources to students who make the healthy choice to practice safer sex methods.

In 2011 the club had 20 members

In 2012 the club increased to 175 members

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