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Student Wellness Ambassadors

Who are we?

The Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) are a group of students who are passionate about teaching about health and wellness. Through peer education, these students strive to influence and change the campus culture at the University of Mississippi into healthier community where students live, work, and play! Student Wellness Ambassadors make targeted efforts to reach students through events, presentations, and programs.

Interested in joining?

If you are interested in joining the Student Wellness Ambassadors, please click here and complete this simple form to show your interest. You will be contacted by the advisor of this organization when you fill it out! If you have any questions, please call 662-915-3459 or email at hereford@olemiss.edu.

Healthy Rebel Award:
The Healthy Rebel Award is an award given to students who passionately strive toward improving the campus and community culture to make a healthier and better place where people work, live, and play. Click here to nominate a student.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long are submissions valid?
Once a person has nominated an individual for this award, their submission will be valid for two consecutive months. If that nominee has not been selected for the monthly recognition award within these two cycles, that nomination will no longer be valid.

 

Can I resubmit a nomination after two months if that nomination was not selected for the award?
You may not submit a nomination for an individual who was not selected for the award if they were not chosen within the two months that they were nominated. In order for an individual to be nominated again, that student must have done something new within the realms of health and wellness to be eligible to be voted upon. Please see above criteria for those who can be nominated.

How often will these awards be given out?
Healthy Rebel awards will be given out once a month during the school year (September — April).

Is there a time frame from when a student completes their contribution to health and wellness to submit a nomination? (For example, “Student X completed a health challenge in the Oxford elementary schools a year ago. Can I nominate them for this award?)
The contribution to health and wellness cannot exceed one year. If a student has done something older than a year prior to their nomination, the nomination will be disqualified from being able to be voted upon.

Dimensions of Wellness that we focus on:

Physical Wellness                                                                   

  • Hygiene
  • Sleep
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition

Mental Wellness

  • Stress Management
  • Depression

Sexual Wellness

  • Birth Control
  • Safe Sex Practices
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Testing Options

Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Responsible drinking behaviors
  • Prescription Use/Abuse
  • Recreational Substances

For more information about the Student Wellness Ambassadors organization at the University of Mississippi and how to get involved, please contact:
Taja Hereford — Coordinator of Student Wellness
Student Wellness Ambassadors Advisor
hereford@olemiss.edu
662-915-3459