Interested in volunteering with Campus Health & Wellbeing?
Read below on how you can get involved with our department! Feel free to email with any questions.
PULSE, under the Campus Health & Wellbeing department within Student Affairs, promotes healthy behaviors and wellness among all members of the Cal Poly community. Peer Health Educators and Coaches are volunteers (unpaid) that receive training to become nationally certified Peer Educators. They are involved in a five-quarter track program beginning in Spring 2021, followed by four quarters of hands-on health education and health promotion experience. PULSE programs consist of topic-specific workshops, presentations, coaching sessions, and tabling outreach and education to the Cal Poly campus.
Get Involved With PULSE
PASSIONATE ABOUT HEALTH EDUCATION?
- Follow PULSE (@calpolypulse) on social media & repost our information to spread education to your peers
- Attend our events - keep up to date on our social media or the Cal Poly NOW app and pay close attention to our programming in Fall (Freaky Fall), Winter (New Year, No Fear & Love Carefully) and Spring (Buck the Stigma & 31 Days of Wellness)
- Questions about health & wellness? Make a virtual appointment with a Peer Coach.
- Invite PULSE to present at your club/organization/classroom.
- Consult with PULSE on projects - integrate health education into a class presentation, essay, blog post/podcast, senior project, etc.!
BECOME A PEER HEALTH EDUCATOR!
Recruitment for PULSE happens once a year during Winter quarter.
Our Team Topics:
- Physical Health (nutrition Education, Physical Activity, & Body Positivity)
- Sexual Health (STI Education and Prevention, Safe Sex-practices, & Healthy Relationships)
- Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs (Education & Prevention)
- Mental Wellbeing (Stress, Sleep, & Stigma)
- Recovery (Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery and Support)
- Wellness Promotion (Immunizations, Safety, & On-Campus Outreach)
Students who are passionate about the well-being of their campus community will thrive as a Peer Educator or Coach. This hands-on experience will allow students to explore the various sectors of Public Health and Behavioral Health, as they will gain knowledge on current public and behavioral health trends, enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills, develop competencies for creating, implementing, and evaluating programs, and learn effective marketing strategies.
All undergraduate Cal Poly students are welcome to apply. Applicants must commit to and be available for a 1.5 year-long commitment starting Spring Quarter. Additional training and support may be required. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required throughout your tenure with PULSE.
Questions about getting involved? Email our Health Education Specialist!
There are many ways to get involved in this movement, based on your emotional capacity, energy levels, privilege to leverage, etc. Everyone has a place in prevention
Get started with Safer
EASY FIRST STEPS ANYONE CAN TAKE
- Follow Safer (@calpolysafer) on our social media & repost our information to spread education to your peers
- Subscribe to one of our monthly newsletters
- Practice pro-social behaviors such as empathy, boundary setting & receiving, and community accountability
- Put Safer's stickers on your laptop & water bottle, or buttons on your backpack to show your public support for survivors
- Attend our events - keep up to date on our social media, and pay close attention to our programming in October (Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month), January (Stalking Awareness & Prevention Month) and April (Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month)
- Invite Safer to present at your club/organization/classroom
EVEN MORE COMMITTED? HERE ARE NEXT-LEVEL IDEAS...
- Take Safer Leadership Training and volunteer with our program
- Consult with Safer on projects - integrate violence prevention into a class presentation, essay, blog post/podcast, senior project, etc!
- Facilitate your own dialogues with your peers, family, classmates, roommates, etc. about this topic area - dialogue toolkits coming soon!
- Do your own research: read books, listen to podcasts, watch documentaries. (Link coming soon for media recommendations!)
BECOME A LEADER IN THE MOVEMENT!
- Apply to work with Safer as an Intern or Student Assistant
- Become a California state-certified confidential crisis advocate for survivors through RISE or Stand Strong's training programs
- Explore routes to make gender- and power-based violence prevention your career through direct advocacy, policy changes, program directing
Questions about getting involved or ideas to add to this list? Email our Prevention Specialist!
The Food Pantry was created out of a need identified by faculty and staff who were seeing an increased number of students going hungry and without the means to purchase basic food and supplies. Cal Poly community members can choose from a wide variety of packaged and canned foods, fresh produce, frozen meals, and personal hygiene products.
Interested in volunteering with the food pantry? Send us an email!