Winter Weather Notice: UTSA shifts to remote online learning and modified campus operations until noon on Wednesday. Stay updated on UTSA Today

Get Involved

Get Involved in Wellbeing Efforts

Getting involved in wellbeing efforts is an important way to show you care about our community. Attend an event, share your knowledge as an advocate or educator or join a student organization that helps plan campus events. When we all work together, our community is stronger.

Tell us more about how you would like to get involved on RowdyLink.

Mental Health Peer Advocates

Mental Health Peer Advocates are UTSA students who are certified peer education facilitators focused on promoting help-seeking and reducing stigma in receiving mental health and wellbeing support.  They provide peer mentoring as well as prevention and education programming to UTSA students.

Mental Health Peer Advocates provide additional resources and information and serve as liasion between with student body and Wellbeing Services.

Apply to be a Mental Health Peer Advocate

Peer Education Program

The mission of the Peer Education Program is to promote healthy lifestyles and better decision making to the UTSA community by providing accurate health information and resources to students. The program consists of Peer Educators who are UTSA student volunteers who provide peer-to-peer education on various health topics through fun and interactive games and discussions. Peer Educators work together to promote wellness by increasing awareness of student health issues and encouraging positive lifestyles.

If you are interested in building leadership skills, promoting health and wellness and mentoring your peers, the Peer Education Program is just for you! All students are welcome to join no matter their background or major.

Apply to be a Peer Educator

Topics covered in the Peer Education Program include:

  • Alcohol
  • Flu
  • Time Management
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Tobacco
  • Body Image
  • Financial Health
  • Stress
  • Sexual Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Skin Care

Be Part of the Health Nest Team!

Health Nest is a weekly health education outreach program. Each Wednesday from 11am-1pm Peer Educators set up the Health Nest Gazebo on the Main Campus & engage students with games, activities, & conversations about health issues and behaviors.

Requirements to be a Peer Educator

  • Apply the semester prior to your participation
  • Enroll in HTH 3031 Peer Education in Health (Need instructor approval prior to enrolling)
  • Attend weekly class meetings on Mondays from 11-12:30 in RWC 1.806 (Wellbeing Meeting Room)
  • Work a weekly Health Nest Outreach on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm

Responsibilities of a Peer Educator

  • Serve as a resource for the UTSA community
  • Develop health education activities & materials for weekly health topics
  • Conduct outreach to students & promote healthy behaviors
  • Help to recruit future Peer Educators

Why Become a Peer Educator?

  • Gain professional work experience to build your resume
  • Develop communication & leadership skills
  • Improve public speaking & health promotion skills
  • Receive one Health credit
  • Gain knowledge in several areas of health, wellbeing, & prevention
  • Make a difference in the health of UTSA students
  • Meet new people!
UTSA Wellbeing Graphic

Prevention of Sexual Violence

Join the UTSA PEACE Center in campus-wide efforts to reduce interpersonal violence and support survivors. From planning events to sharing resources with your peers, it's on us to set the expectation that physical and sexual violence are never OK.

Contact the PEACE Center to join the effort

    Email the PEACE Center
Safe Campus Twitter Infographic

Student Organizations

Active Minds

Active Minds at UTSA empowers college students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and break stigmas related to mental health. Active Minds is a student initiative that supports emotional wellness by:

  • Increasing awareness about mental health
  • Planning events on campus
  • Promoting access to campus helping services
  • Communicating with your peers

You don't have to be any particular type of major to discuss mental health, you just have to be a human who wants change! Become a Stigma Fighter today!