UWM students sitting and walking outside on a sunny day on campus next to the UWM Bridge near Lubar.

Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of students through education, empowerment, and advocacy so they can thrive throughout their academic and personal lives.  

  • Educate. We increase knowledge and skills to develop healthy behaviors and contribute to a healthy community. 
  • Empower. We help people recognize and use their strengths and abilities to enhance their health and the health of the community.
  • Advocate. We stand with students to prioritize their well-being and lead efforts to enhance well-being across campus.

What types of wellness programs are available for students?

SHAW offers virtual and in-person programs, consultations, and trainings that help you develop habits and skills to manage and advocate for your personal wellness and contribute to a healthy campus community. We are here to talk about topics that are interesting and helpful for you. A full list of programs can be found here.

Can students get a job or internship in health promotion?

Yes! We have opportunities for student employment, internships, practicums and volunteering. Students can gain experience in health education programming, screening and brief interventions for alcohol and other drugs, social media and marketing strategy, data analysis and more.

Look for student employment positions posted at UWM’s student employment website, Handshake. For practicum, internship or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Director of Health Promotion & Advocacy.

Learn about available violence prevention programs such as consent, healthy relationships, gender awareness, and more
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Explore helpful programs and information on self-care strategies, stress management, and suicide prevention.
Explore emotional health information
Find helpful programs, services and information on alcohol and other drugs to care for yourself or others.
View information about alcohol and other drugs
Create your personal You@UWM account for 24/7 access to online tips and resources on everything from stress and finances to academics and social connections.
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Peer Health Educators are UWM students with a passion for promoting wellness on campus through interactive and empowering workshops, presentations, and programs.
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Sign up to use our mindfulness space which includes a massage chair, virtual reality equipment, happy lamps, and more. Pause. Breathe. Relax.
More about The Mindful Space and how to schedule