The University of the Incarnate Word students join with their peers on more than 3,000 other campuses across the country to celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – promoting personal responsibility and respect for the law when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages.
The activities for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week are a major focus of our health education program for the fall semester. Our program, Sober Roads, is a coalition of campus departments and community agencies that come together to provide information and learning experiences for our students in the area of drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Approximately 350 students and staff attended.
It is the goal of the University of the Incarnate Word to continue to develop an environment, which encourages and supports the legal, moral, and ethical components of responsibility in the decision-making process concerning alcohol use. All of us work diligently to ensure that students on our college campus have adequate information and education about drug and alcohol abuse.
The Wellness Fair is a collaborative effort that involves the participation of about 50 businesses and agencies from the San Antonio Community as well as numerous UIW departments. This program takes place in the Spring semester. The Wellness Fair provides active wellness promotion, health risk awareness, and disease prevention services for the college community. Free health screenings ranging from dental exams, vision tests, blood pressures and diabetes screenings to a special bodywork section that offers acupressure, therapeutic shoulder and neck massage, aromatherapy, and meditation training are offered. Opportunities for donating blood and getting a mammogram are also be available. Participants can sign up for nutrition and fitness assessments as well as other fitness activities including aerobics classes, yoga and walking.
A Health Risk/Wellness Game gives participants an opportunity to win prizes donated by the San Antonio business community. Demonstrations and entertainment will be provided including Tai Chi, self-defense, UIW’s Red Alert Dance Team, Cardinal Cheerleaders, and Ballet Folklorico. The Wellness Fair is a collaborative program sponsored by Health Services and the Community Wellness Program.