Actively educating, empowering, and inspiring students to make informed decisions about alcohol and other substance use is a passion of the health and wellness team at Barnes Center at The Arch. In a commitment to making a campus-wide difference through non-judgmental dialogue, the team actively works to improve the student experience through a variety of services and programs.
Emily Graham, 22, a health promotion intern from Barnes Center at The Arch, supports the campus community and champions many of these initiatives. “For students who don’t know where to start, the Barnes Center peer educators at The Arch Be Wise are a great place. Peer educators are embedded across campus, welcoming and a non-judgmental resource for students looking to explore resources unique to their goals.
Resources, services and counseling opportunities are available for those seeking to be allies in recovery, who are sober curious, who lead a sober lifestyle, who seek 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 read more about them below.
Training Recovery Allies
Celebrated annually on April 15, National College Recovery Day honors those in recovery and highlights the support, resources and community services available throughout the year. In addition to the resources below, members of the campus community are invited to attend Recovery Ally training on Friday, April 15.
21st anniversary project
Whether the celebration includes 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 your birthday month starts! Or make an appointment with the Wellness Portal the week of your birthday. Highlights include a free birthday prize pack and a personalized meeting to discuss how to maximize the celebration and minimize the risk.
Orange Recovery Peer Support Meetings
The rigors of college can be difficult, especially for students who lead abstinence-based or substance-free lifestyles. Built on a foundation of community, all students are encouraged to connect with others living sober, curious, substance-free, or abstinence-based lifestyles. Attend the next Orange Recovery Peer Support meeting on Thursday, April 21.
Orange After Dark Events (late night programs and movies)
With the help of a team of students, Orange After Dark events, including Late Night Movies, encourage fun, relaxation and connection, while providing a substance-free environment. Looking for more ways to get involved? Explore the Barnes Center during The Arch events on the university calendar.
Wellness Leadership Institute
The Wellness Leadership Institute’s free workshops provide holistic health and wellness education. Students are encouraged to self-register and members of the Orange community are encouraged to incorporate workshops into courses and student recommendations. Workshop offerings support a variety of schedules and topics. Addiction-related workshops include Alcohol Safety, Putting it Bluntly, Up in Smoke and more.
Housing without substance
This lifetime opportunity is available to freshmen and sophomores who wish to live and engage in an alcohol and drug free community. Those interested can visit the thematic housing webpage.
For more information or questions, visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website, call 315.443.8000, or email [email protected]