Health and Wellness Educators (HAWEs)

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We as Health and Wellness Educators are students interested in promoting healthy lifestyles. Wellness for all cannot exist without social justice for all.  As a result, we work together to educate the RWU community about alcohol & other drugs, safer sex, healthy relationships, nutrition, mental health and general wellness.  We bring a lens that honors and respects difference and diversity, striving to always be inclusive.

We believe…

  • That health is an individual choice while acknowledging health inequities
  • That people can choose to make lifestyle changes
  • That motivation for change comes from within an individual

Our Motto is:

"Helping Others Help Themselves"

  • Applications available: Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, March 26th, 2023
  • First round of interviews: Week of April 3rd, 2023
  • Second round of interviews: Week of April 10th, 2023

**Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available in March 2024. 

Benefits & Compensation

  • $1,837.50 stipend per semester
  • Student leadership and teamwork experience
  • Event planning & community engagement
  • Inter/intrapersonal skill development
  • Professional development skills

Health and Wellness Educator (HAWE) Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Health Promotion & Wellness Education, HAWEs provide a range of educational activities consistent with the university’s mission. They plan and host wellness events and prevention campaigns for the student population at RWU.

5 HAWE Teams

  • Mental Health Team
  • Physical Health Team
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Team
  • Social & Digital Wellness Team
  • Sex Education & Healthy Relationships Team

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Attends fall, winter training.
  • Works cooperatively with other HAWE's
  • Plans and organizes campus wellness campaigns on their assigned topic 
  • Develops and presents workshops in residence halls and classroom presentations
  • Collects and analyses national and RWU data on college student health behaviors
  • Creates educational brochures, handouts, ads, publicity releases, posters and bulletin boards
  • Provides wellness coaching to students 
  • Participates in self-evaluation and evaluation by the Director of Student Health Promotion
  • Is knowledgeable of and has the ability to write CAS learning objectives for each program
  • Engages in strategic planning and program evaluation

Knowledge & Skills

  • Creative, energetic person with good listening skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Committed to self- development
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Is comfortable with public speaking and one-on-one interaction 
  • Is a role model of positive health behaviors 

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woman smilingCristelle Garnier, MBA, MPH   


Director of Student Health Promotion and Wellness Education/HAWE Supervisor

                                                                         Bianca Reyes: bianca smiling

My name is Bianca Reyes (she/her/hers) and I am a senior and Psychology major with a Spanish minor. This is my first year as a HAWE and I am currently a member of the Digital and Social Wellness Team. I recently joined the HAWEs to learn more about health in a college setting. I also have the intentions of working towards making changes throughout campus, becoming an informational resource, and helping students with any wellness needs they may have.