The Olympian- A Health & Wellness Initiative


Fraternity & Sorority Programs has been working to update and promote many of our health & wellness programs. We are a resource for you and your chapter here on campus and take your health, wellness, and safety needs into serious consideration. Our goal is to help foster a Greek community that values responsible decision-making, risk prevention, accountability, and safety above all else. We hope to enable behavior that leads to the best health outcomes for all our students. Please see the details below to view and get signed up for our program offerings. 

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Here at Fraternity & Sorority Programs we are dedicated to developing engaging comprehensive health & wellness education to increase health-related knowledge and promote positive behavior change at the individual and community levels. These programs and events emphasize harm reduction and risk prevention to protect and support fraternity and sorority-affiliated students so they can have the best experience possible as they navigate their Greek life journey.  

Our health and wellness offerings vary from courses to programs to interactive workshop-style presentations. Our health and wellness team collaborates with campus partners to bring interactive programming to you in person and virtually (per request). This Fall 2023 semester we are proud to collaborate with many remarkable departments on campus such as Campus Health, Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center, Survivor Advocates, and many other entities! 

Please note that all of these offerings are available to all Greek students. Standards of Excellence points are available for your chapter participation in all offerings except for On-Demand Health & Wellness Programming as this is supplemental to your chapter members' health, wellness, and safety knowledge. 

The programs and events are displayed below:  

Courses, Programs, & Events

Health & Wellness in Greek Life Course (3 credits, in-person) SOE POINTS

Facilitated by our Health & Wellness Graduate Assistant, this is a for-credit course that encourages enrolled students to use evidence-based health promotion methods to spread awareness of the most pressing health issues faced by Greek students. These issues include but are not limited to peer education, sexual health, alcohol, substance abuse/overdose prevention, mental health, body image, hazing, and more. Once enrolled into the course, the student is considered a Health Advocate and upon completion of the course will be able to implement programming in their chapters to encourage healthy behaviors.  

The deadline to register for this course is Tuesday, September 4th. Don't miss out on these SOE points AND 3 credits! 

Hunter White Health Advocate Program (Hybrid) SOE POINTS

Facilitated by the Health & Wellness Graduate Assistant, the Hunter White Health Advocate Program is a peer education health initiative committed to empowering individual responsibility and creating a healthy community founded in memory of UA freshman, Hunter White, who was killed in a spring break auto accident in 2001. A Health Advocate is selected from every organization in the UA Greek community. The Health Advocate attends educational programs led by the Graduate Assistant for Health & Wellness and guest health educators. After completing their training the Health Advocates implement programming at their chapters to encourage healthy behaviors. 

This program begins Wednesday, September 13th. Please advise your designated representative to get signed up soon! 

Hunter White Safe Spring Break Symposium SOE POINTS

The Safe Spring Break Symposium, which falls under our Greek Speak series, focuses on bringing speakers who can educate students about values-based decision-making related to health and wellness. Nearly 3,000 students attended the 2022 symposium. Past speakers include Mark Sterner, Tony Hoffman, David Westol, and former Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner.

More information on how to register for this event to come. 

Navigating Relationships: Essential Foundations for the Art of Empathy & Courageous Conversations

Navigating Relationships is a workshop led by FSP staff and in partnership with Spencer Gorin, a UA Campus Health professional and long-time advocate for the Greek Community. This workshop debuts in Fall 2023 and is required for chapters to remain in good standing, get SOE points, and host events. After attending this workshop students should be able to: 

  • Define five indicators that make up a healthy relationship 
  • Identify the three central concepts of The Navigating Relationships workshop 
  • Feel better equipped to engage in a healthier relationship
  • Have a specific idea in mind by which to engage in a healthier relationship 
  • Identify at least one take-home message that will help navigate relationships

More information on how to register for this event to come. 

On-Demand Health & Wellness Programming

Our Health & Wellness Graduate Assistant is able to provide chapters with presentations that are tailored to various health, wellness, and safety topics. 

If your chapter would like to request a presentation, workshop, or training, please click the link below to register. Please provide our H&W GA with at least a 2 weeks notice for your requested content.

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with our Health & Wellness Initiatives!

Questions, concerns, or inquiries? Please contact our Health & Wellness Coordinator, Vanessa Madrid-Resendiz at For any other inquiries related to the Health & Wellness in Greek Life course or Hunter White Health Advocate program please email our Health & Wellness Graduate Assistant, Brittany Grantham at We are located on the 4th floor of the Student Union in the Fraternity & Sorority Programs office.