Wellness in the Classroom began when The Alcohol, Tobacco and Violence Prevention (ATVP) Curriculum Infusion Project was established at Illinois State University in 1994 through a federal grant in response to growing concern over student alcohol and drug abuse. Wellness in the classroom reaches beyond this scope to include broader wellness issues including sexual health and sexual assault prevention.
Participants are faculty, and other staff who voluntarily integrate health, wellness, and substance abuse prevention content, where there is a natural fit, into regularly offered classes.
Faculty and staff who would like more information about the health data collected at Illinois State or who are interested to know how to better discuss alcohol, health and other wellness related issues with students are welcome to contact Health Promotion and Wellness at (309) 438-9355.
Partners in Prevention is a gatekeeper training program that explains how to recognize students in distress, how to approach and speak with and address the issue with a student, and a list of referral sources, both on and off-campus.