Education and Resources

Fall 2020: Visit the Barnes Center at The Arch Fall 2020 webpage for information surrounding how to access services, resources and the actions taken in support of cleaning procedures and healthy habits. For the latest information on health and safety precautions and updates from the University, please visit syracuse.edu/Fall2020.

The Health and Wellness team encourages campus community members to partner with the Barnes Center at The Arch.

Campus Connect

Designed specifically for a college/university community, Campus Connect is an experiential training focused on enhancing gatekeepers’ knowledge, awareness, and skills concerning college student suicide. Beyond increasing gatekeepers’ knowledge about students in a suicidal crisis, emphasis is placed on developing empathic listening skills, communication skills, and the ability to compassionately and directly ask students about their suicidal thoughts. Moreover, through increased awareness of their own emotional reactions, Campus Connect gatekeepers are able to more effectively respond to students’ emotional needs and increase the likelihood of a meaningful connection with appropriate professional resources.

In addition to enhanced ability in responding to students in a suicidal crisis, the skills learned in Campus Connect training will enable gatekeepers to respond caringly and effectively to students experiencing a wide range of emotional crises. Campus Connect employs a multicultural framework and seeks to enhance gatekeepers’ understanding of and ability to respond to students from numerous intersecting identities.

Campus Connect is a three-hour, interactive training program designed for use with a wide variety of campus personnel (e.g., faculty, residence life staff, academic advisors, health and wellness staff etc.). A Campus Connect gatekeeper training session includes the following.

  • Review of college student suicide statistics and facts.
  • Discussion of suicide warning signs.
  • Instruction on how to ask students if they are thinking about suicide and how to refer students to mental health professionals.
  • Discussion of the impact of marginalization on mental health.
  • Review of effective communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Discussion of typical emotional reactions experienced both by students in crisis and responding gatekeepers.
  • Participation in four experiential exercises.
  • Participation in a guided group role play.

A comprehensive six-hour Train-the-Trainer Session is available to colleges and universities interested in implementing Campus Connect on their own campuses. As a result of participating in a Train-the-Trainer session, your campus will be able to implement a self-sustained gatekeeper training program—an essential component of an effective campus suicide prevention program. Campus Connect Train-the-Trainer Sessions include the following.

  • Review of recent trends in college mental health including relevant court cases and state laws.
  • Discussion of the need for a public health approach to mental health promotion and suicide prevention.
  • Review of the philosophical basis of Campus Connect.
  • Participation in the experiential exercises and discussion of how to most effectively lead each of the exercises.
  • Specific instruction for potential trainers on how to conduct their own trainings.
  • Discussion of specific campus needs and strategies for overcoming implementation challenges.
  • A training manual for each trainee which contains a detailed description of the training, including a full script with training tips and strategies.

  • Campus Connect has been included on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (SPRC/AFSP) Best Practices Registry.
  • Campus Connect has been implemented and evaluated at Syracuse University for the past 10 years. Participation in Campus Connect training has been shown to result in a significant increase in crisis response skills as measured by the Suicide Intervention Response Inventory (SIRI-II).
  • 175 campuses have participated in a Campus Connect Train-the-Trainer Session.
  • Partial funding for the implementation and assessment of Campus Connect was provided by a Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant.

  • Pasco, S., Wallack, C., Sartin, R. M., & Dayton, R. (2012). The impact of experiential exercises on communication and relational skills in a suicide prevention gatekeeper-training program for college resident advisors. Journal Of American College Health, 60(2), 134-140.
  • Wallack, C., Servaty-Seib, H. L. and Taub, D. J. (2013), Gatekeeper Training in Campus Suicide Prevention. New Directions for Student Services, 2013: 27–41.

The fee for a Train-the-Trainer session is $5,000. This fee includes: a six-hour Train-the-Trainer Session for up to 25 participants, a training manual for each participant, consultation prior to and following the training session, and travel costs for the trainer.

Mitch Sartin, Ph.D.
Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling
315.443.8000
rmsartin@syr.edu

Bulk Sexual Health Supplies

Using the Bulk Sexual Health Supplies Order form, requests may be submitted by student leaders, staff and faculty to distribute throughout the campus community. Requests will be fulfilled and available for pick-up within five business days. These requests are intended for individuals that will be distributing the supplies. For personal use orders please use Safer Sex Express located within the Wellness Portal by selecting “Health Supplies.” Please note, health and wellness supplies are available in limited quantities and until supplies last. We ask that extra supplies please be returned, to then allow additional students the opportunity to receive resources.

Visit the Sexual Health webpage for more information on services and available supplies.

Wellness Leadership Institute

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 in the Wellness Portal. Supportive of holistic health, workshops highlight the Dimensions of Wellness (physical, intellectual, emotional, career, environmental, social, financial and spiritual). Workshops are hosted by Barnes Center staff, peer educators and campus partners.

Hosted in-person, virtually and through videos, workshops are available throughout the academic year and summer. For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage. Students who attend a workshop within each dimension will earn a graduation medallion and a certificate.

Students are encouraged to self-register for workshops. To help share registration information with students, please copy and share the following instructions. Use the Wellness Education Request Form to request a workshop video or to request student workshop attendance today!

Students are encouraged to self-register for workshops. To help share registration information with students, please copy and share the following instructions. For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

  1. Navigate to the Wellness Portal.
  2. In the top right corner, select “Log In,” then “NetID LogIn” and enter your NetID and password.
  3. Next Select “Wellness Leadership Institute.”
  4. Explore the available workshops, descriptions and hosting type (e.g. in-person, virtual and video).
  5. From the workshop, select “Register” in the box that displays the needed date and time.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email (i.e. @syr.edu) following registration.

For additional information or questions, please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion by calling 315.443.8000 or by emailing healthpromotion@syr.edu.

Participants will learn about general information on alcohol use, a variety of strategies for safer alcohol use and how to recognize and respond to alcohol poisoning. Workshop provided by Be Wise Peer Educators.

Dimension of Wellness: Physical

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will learn about hazing, the affirmative consent framework, and how it can impact social connections and mental health. Additionally, attendees will learn how to recognize hazing and how to act as a prosocial bystander to safely intervene.

Dimension of Wellness: Environmental

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

A healthy mind, body, spirit and community helps you thrive inside and outside the classroom. During this presentation, learn about on-campus resources and how to Be Well.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Having trouble finding time to cook in college? Feeling like eating is way too expensive? Not sure what to eat? Attend this workshop and learn how to nourish your body through simple, tasty, meals and snacks.

Dimension of Wellness: Physical

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will learn about the bystander effect and how to overcome barriers to intervening in situations that might be dangerous, risky or unsafe to another person. Workshop hosted by Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (PEEHRS).

Dimension of Wellness: Environmental

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will learn more about diversity, inclusion, and the importance of understanding intersectionality from different lens. Additionally, attendees will learn about how to join the CARE six-week dialogue sessions.

Dimension of Wellness: Diversity and Inclusion

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

A main goal after graduation is to begin a successful career –– but how does one start this process? This workshop will discuss planning techniques and ways to maintain a positive outlook throughout the transition’s “ups and downs.” Workshop hosted by Graduate School - Professional and Career.

Dimension of Wellness: Career

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

An open drop-in workshop for International Students to learn helpful tips and skills to manage stress specific to COVID-19. We will discuss ways to create a healthy environment to better manage stress, skills that can be used for focus and concentration, mindfulness practices to calm the nervous system, and space to process issues of discrimination related to the current pandemic. Any additional topics or ideas are a welcome contribution and all students are welcome to attend.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

The Decision-making workshop, offered by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities provides participants with the tools necessary to learn positive decision-making skills, based on ethics and morals. Additionally, students will have time to reflect on their decision-making and determine how to make this more congruent with their values.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

DeStress for Success is a series of workshops adjoining skill building surrounding improving mental and emotional health. Each workshop dives into a different aspect of Positive Psychology. Topics include: cultivating resilience, increasing mindfulness and engagement, identifying and using your strengths, strengthening communication skills and relationships, in addition to creating healthy habits and goals. Workshop hosted by the Lerner Center.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

DeStress for Success is a series of workshops adjoining skill building surrounding improving mental and emotional health. Each workshop dives into a different aspect of Positive Psychology. Topics include: cultivating resilience, increasing mindfulness and engagement, identifying and using your strengths, strengthening communication skills and relationships, in addition to creating healthy habits and goals. Workshop hosted by the Lerner Center.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional, Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

DeStress for Success is a series of workshops adjoining skill building surrounding improving mental and emotional health. Each workshop dives into a different aspect of Positive Psychology. Topics include: cultivating resilience, increasing mindfulness and engagement, identifying and using your strengths, strengthening communication skills and relationships, in addition to creating healthy habits and goals. Workshop hosted by the Lerner Center.

Dimension of Wellness: Career

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

DeStress for Success is a series of workshops adjoining skill building surrounding improving mental and emotional health. Each workshop dives into a different aspect of Positive Psychology. Topics include: cultivating resilience, increasing mindfulness and engagement, identifying and using your strengths, strengthening communication skills and relationships, in addition to creating healthy habits and goals. Workshop hosted by the Lerner Center.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

DeStress for Success is a series of workshops adjoining skill building surrounding improving mental and emotional health. Each workshop dives into a different aspect of Positive Psychology. Topics include: cultivating resilience, increasing mindfulness and engagement, identifying and using your strengths, strengthening communication skills and relationships, in addition to creating healthy habits and goals. Workshop hosted by the Lerner Center.

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Through self-seeking techniques, students will explore creating self-care boundaries and ultimately discovering a path to successful self-discovery.

Dimension of Wellness: Environmental

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will learn how to navigate through critical moments, connect with campus allies and resources. Additionally, attendees will learn about accessing their inner voice for success.

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about credit! Highlights include credit card basics, how to build credit, why credit is important and answering all credit questions.

Dimension of Wellness: Financial

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will learn different strategies surrounding how to talk about money with friends, family, significant others, and why it’s importance to discuss this taboo topic.

Dimension of Wellness: Financial

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This workshop is designed to enhance student understanding of group work and how group therapy can be essential in student success. Attendees will participate in a mock group and have the opportunity to experience real-time group process and dynamics.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This workshop is designed to teach everything you need to know about Barnes Center at The Arch recreational activities and how you can benefit! Workshop hosted by Barnes Center at The Arch Recreation.

Dimension of Wellness: Physical

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Looking to feed your curiosities outside of the classroom? Attend this workshop and learn about some specialized library resources, services and tools that can support your well-being and personal interests — including fiction and cookbooks, streaming video collections and online tools for learning new skills.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

What is cuffing season? How long is it? How can you be healthy during it? This discussion based program gives students the opportunity to explore the different points of view around the idea of cuffing season. Following, participants will be able to define cuffing season and incorporate aspects of healthy relationships into their definition. Workshop hosted by Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (PEEHRS).

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

LGBTQ+ 101 training will offer basic terminology and definitions, an explanation of the barriers to queer and trans inclusivity, an exercise on privilege, and an overview of services and resources available at Syracuse University.

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

How can a Positive environment be created by framing our own actions? Learn about how to utilize an understanding of positive Life Forces, negative Life Forces and 10 natural Universal Laws. Realize what you want and how to create it. This workshop will help you to reframe and refocus your environment into what you would like it to be. This workshop is hosted by Office of Ombuds.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This workshop will provide a brief overview of Opioids and their impact on the body, as well as overdose rates. Additionally, attendees will learn about Narcan, a lifesaving Opioid overdose reversal medication and how to administer this lifesaving medication. Participants that are interested may receive a Narcan Kit. Workshop hosted by Be Wise Peer Educators.

Dimension of Wellness: Environmental

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will discuss transitions, resiliency and how to develop self-advocacy.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Travel with us on a virtual food journey as we explore cuisines, food customs, nutrition guidance and eating patterns around the globe. Additionally, attendees will learn about one of the most scientifically studied eating styles, shown to prevent chronic diseases.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

How does living in a digital world affect well-being? How do social media and health apps influence food choices and body image? These are just a few questions we will answer, as we explore what digital wellness is and ways to practice mindfulness.

Dimension of Wellness: Environmental

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Ever feel confused about all the conflicting nutrition information on the Internet? Hosted by two registered dietitians, attendees are invited to join this workshop and sort through some of the most common nutrition myths. Learn what it really means to eat well and nourish your body from the inside out.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

The impact of nutrition on mental health status is often overlooked. In this workshop, join a registered dietitian to discuss how nutritional deficiencies may impact symptoms of anxiety, depression and obsessive type thinking around food and eating.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Join the Office of Financial Literacy to learn helpful information and tips about your paycheck! Topics include banking basics, budgeting, financial goal-setting, in addition to W2 and tax education.

Dimension of Wellness: Financial

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This workshop is based on a new paradigm of sexuality, “pizza.” The discussion focuses on how to openly communicate about sex and sexuality, which in turn leads to healthy encounters, based on consent. The workshop is hosted by Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (PEEHRS).

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will receive an introduction to cannabis highlighting its legality, safety, multiple strains and effects. This presentation also introduces the different modes of consumption and topics such as dosage(s), potency and onset. Workshop hosted by Be Wise Peer Educators.

Dimension of Wellness: Physical

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Students are invited to join this relaxation workshop to experience a guided meditation and the sounds of gongs and singing bowls.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBT Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. While recognizing that the name of our workshop is a misnomer, the Safe Zone program aims to build a network of students, staff, faculty, and community members who are visibly and actively committed to advocating for and creating spaces of respect and inclusion for LGBTQ+ members of our community at Syracuse University.

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This fun-filled workshop gives students an opportunity to learn about on-campus resources, in addition to information about sexuality, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, communication, healthy relationships, responsible decision making, and tips for a safer experience as a Syracuse University student.

Dimension of Wellness: Social

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This interactive workshop provides activities for students to learn more about themselves and an overview of basic personal financial principles.

Dimension of Wellness: Financial

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

SoulTalk is a weekly gathering where students can discuss life’s big questions like purpose, mindfulness and belonging in a safe and judgement free environment. Student facilitators begin each session by introducing a topic and from there everyone is encouraged to engage in organic and respectful conversation. Each SoulTalk focuses on a different theme. Join us this week for an in-depth, student-led discussion. Workshop provided by SoulTalk facilitators.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Wondering what to eat before and after a workout or how much water to drink? Questioning your protein needs and if a supplement will help? During this workshop, a registered dietitian will cover these topics and more while sharing insight from nationally recognized authorities on sports nutrition.

Dimension of Wellness: Physical

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This workshop will discuss what bias is and provide real-life, relatable examples (recognize), as well as bystander intervention skills (stop). We will also discuss how to report and what the process looks like after you've done so (report). Workshop hosted by the STOP Bias Program.

Dimension of Wellness: Diversity and Inclusion

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This interactive workshop gives participants an opportunity to identify their unique stressors, learn about the good and bad effects of stress and how to identify them. Additionally, attendees will discuss specific, manageable tools and tasks to start managing their stress. Workshop provided by Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment (SAMHE’s) Peer Educators.

Dimension of Wellness: Emotional

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Join us in an interactive discussion surrounding research related to long-term effects of dieting. Learn about alternatives to the dieting paradigm, while exploring the process and outcomes of a popular weight loss reality show.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

This practical workshop provides students with skills and resources to help successfully manage stress; including organizing and prioritizing to get things done, combating procrastination and using technology efficiently. Workshop hosted by Students Advocating for Mental Health Empowerment (SAMHE's) Peer Educators.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Individuals are encouraged to take a look at how we allow our lives to be so cluttered and how we might first unclutter our inboxes, etc.—the literal uncluttering. Then uncluttering our mind, using a short meditation. Then finally, uncluttering our hearts as a spiritual uncluttering. Workshop hosted by Buddhist Chaplain of Hendricks Chapel.

Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.

Participants will learn about smoking and the various methods such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes and cannabis. This presentation delves deeper into the various modes of consumption, chemicals, dependence, state and local policies, in addition to smoking safety.

Dimension of Wellness: Physical

For a complete schedule of workshops, please visit the Wellness Leadership Institute Workshops webpage.