Programs

Throughout the year, the Barnes Center at The Arch offers multiple programs. During these programs and events, the campus community comes together to support a cause or to empower others. Learn more by exploring the Community Calendar and below.

  • Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • Stalking Awareness Month
  • Frisky February (Sexual Health Awareness Month)
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month

  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
  • National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Special Programs

The Be Wise Peer Educators want you to have a happy and safe 21st birthday. If your celebration involves alcohol or not, this program is designed just for you! During your celebration and beyond, register for a birthday prize pack and a personalized meeting to discuss how to weave safety and smart choices into your use of alcohol.

To learn more and to register for your free 21st Birthday celebration meeting, visit the Wellness Portal today!  If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage for additional information and instruction.

Getting vaccinated annually is the best way to prevent the flu. Throughout the academic year, the Barnes Center at The Arch offers Flu Clinics for students, faculty and staff to receive a free flu shot.

As part of the national Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign, the Barnes Center at The Arch hosts multiple events giving students the opportunity to receive free and confidential sexually transmitted infections (STI) screenings. For more information on STI screenings and related resources, visit the Sexual Health webpage.

The Health Hub keeps us #PeelinGood!

The Health Hub is a weekly pop-up designed to promote wellness and encourage a healthy campus community. Each time the Health Hub appears, it's in a new place with a new health and wellness topic. Health and wellness interns, Peer Educators or knowledgeable staff guide participants through fun, interactive activities for free prizes! Participate in 10 Health Hubs during your time at Syracuse University and win an exclusive Health Hub water bottle. Be sure to follow @BeWellSU to know where the Health Hub is popping up next.

The Health Hub has now gone mobile! Keep your eyes peeled around campus for the Mobile Health Hub golf cart!

Safer Sex Express is a no cost, sexual health supply ordering service for Syracuse University students. Students may order condoms, lubricants, oral dams and hand protection. Each order is placed in discrete packaging to ensure student's privacy. Students can access the Safer Sex Express Order Form via the Wellness Portal by selecting "Health Supplies."

Learn more on the Sexual Health webpage.

Sex in the Dark is a panel event featuring experts from the Syracuse University community. Panel members are experts in various topics including reproductive anatomy, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), consent, pleasure and more. Each panel expert answers students’ anonymous questions about sex and relationships. Prior to the panel discussion, campus resources table and give out free glow in the dark swag, sexual health supplies and other prizes.

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual rally, march and speak-out event. Syracuse University campus members and the surrounding community unite to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence. The rally features several speakers and performances and is followed by a march through campus and its surrounding areas. The speak-out that follows is a way for individuals to share in a safe and supportive space how interpersonal violence has affected their lives. TBTN is part of a global initiative to end sexual and relationship violence. For more information on Take Back the Night, visit the Take Back the Night Foundation website.

The campus community is invited to join the Barnes Center at The Arch in experiencing and sharing this health and wellness workshop series. As a continuous form of education and fitting for any schedule, students are encouraged to explore and register for a variety of workshops. Learn more about the Wellness Leadership Institute today!