Miner Wellness

Through health education and promotion, Miner Wellness strengthens the well-being of S&T students by reinforcing healthy habits of the majority and reducing the impact of high-risk behaviors.

PROGRAMS
Miner Wellness provides community-based initiatives, such as, presentations, awareness campaigns, and trainings on the following topics:

  • Alcohol and other drug harm reduction
  • Sexual health
  • Interpersonal violence prevention
  • Sleep health and stress management
  • Nutrition and fitness

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
STEP UP! is Missouri S&T's bystander intervention program that empowers the campus community to foster a culture of awareness, intervention, and inclusion. It helps students recognize problematic events and increases their motivation, skills, and confidence when responding to problems or concerns.

CONSULTATIONS
Miner Wellness offers one-on-one consultations for students in the areas of:

  • Nutrition
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Alcohol and cannabis screening
  • Bystander intervention
  • General wellness

PEER EDUCATION
Miner Wellness coordinates a peer education network comprised of three student groups: Joe's PEERS, Peer Wellness Educators, and STEP UP! Student Ambassadors. Through participation in the peer education program, students gain professional development and leadership experience. They also provide education and resources to their follow S&T students to encourage safe and healthy behavior.

MISSOURI S&T PREVENTION COALITION
The Missouri S&T Prevention Coalition is a network of campus and community partners who utilize S&T specific data to guide wellness initiatives. These initiatives encourage positive choices among students and reduce the impact of high-risk behavior associated with alcohol and other drugs. We collaborate closely with Partners in Prevention (PIP) and twenty other Missouri universities to guide and improve Miner Wellness programming.

Contact Information:
Jessica Gargus, M.ED, CHES
Manager, Miner Wellness
201 Norwood Hall
573-341-4225
mailto:minerwellness@mst.edu
http://minerwellness.mst.edu