Student Health and Wellness

Wellness Program

PEP Talk (Peer Educator Program)


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PEP Talk activities embrace all walks of life and embark upon issues that help individuals improve their overall well-being. Most of PEP Talk’s activities center around the Wellness Wheel which includes the following dimensions: Emotional, Environmental Intellectual, Physical, Spiritual, and Social.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP:

  • Must be a full-time student currently enrolled at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • GPA requirement is a 2.0 or higher
  • Be in good academic standing with Texas A&M University-Kingsville

ACTIVITIES:

  • NCAAW ( National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week)
  • OkSOBERfest
  • Can Structure Contest, “Can You Build It “
  • Great American Smokeout
  • Stress Management Programs
  • Sexual Responsibility Week
  • Jav-a-pa-looza
  • Tropical Temptations ( Safe Spring Break Fair)
  • Fun In the Sun/ Health Expo
  • Earth Day
  • Relay for Life
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

HONORS/AWARDS:

Texas A&M University- Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony

  • Outstanding Student Organization (2011, 2008, 2007, 2006)
  • Outstanding Individual Leader - Taylor Beth Burnett (2009) & Crystal Calvillo (2010)
  • Outstanding Program of the Year - OkSOBERfest (2009)
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement (2009)
  • Outstanding Advisor - JoElda Castillo-Alaniz (2009)
  • Outstanding Collaborative Effort (2010, 2008, 2006)
  • Impact Award (2006)

BACCHUS Network

  • National Photo Contest Winner - “Snapshot of a Safe Spring” (2008)

BACCHUS Network Area 6 Regional Conference

  • Outstanding Program of the Year - OkSOBERfest (2010)
  • Outstanding Program of the Year - Tropical Temptations (2009)
  • Outstanding BACCHUS Network Affiliate (2008, 2007, 2000)
  • Outstanding Peer Educator (2011, 2009, 2006)

For more information on peer education or peer application please contact Jo Elda at 361-593-2382

"Peer educators are students who choose not to be crowd followers ...... but choose rather to be passionate leaders." -Jo Elda Castillo