- Sexual Misconduct Prevention Education: The LEAD Office’s sexual misconduct prevention, education and response program provides leadership and guidance on these issues for the campus community with the objective of integrating awareness, understanding, and prevention/risk reduction behavior into the daily lives of Western students. This program also empowers student leaders to become peer educators, increase peer to peer discussion regarding sexual misconduct, dispel inaccurate information and myths, and encourage the setting of boundaries that will foster a healthy campus environment and teach students how to develop healthy relationship now and into their future. Our sexual misconduct program also works closely with the Western student health and counseling centers, Gunnison County Public Health, BeforePlay.org, PACT5, and Western’s Sexual Assault Prevention Advocates (SAPA) to provide resources and information around sexual health and wellbeing.
In 2014, LEAD is pleased to announce that it was awarded grant funding from the Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley to support our work on sexual misconduct prevention education. The Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley's website is: http://cfgv.org/
- Suicide Prevention Education: The LEAD Office’s suicide prevention and education program is dedicated to providing Western’s students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community with the skills necessary to recognize suicidal warning signs, and seek appropriate intervention. Housed within our office is a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor who not only provides support to at-risk individuals, but also educates campus and the surrounding community about the importance of early intervention, the power of questioning, persuading, and referring (QPR), and the invaluable role we can all play in the lives of others.
- Western’s Responsible Alcohol Partnership (WRAP): WRAP exists to help students have a safe and healthy experience while attending Western State Colorado University. To accomplish this goal, WRAP provides students with opportunities to engage in fun activities (many of which incorporate a variety of methods of stress reduction) and to educate students about responsible alcohol & drug consumption. WRAP wants to ensure that alcohol is used legally, responsibly, and with respect to the health of themselves, fellow students and the community. WRAP collaborates with campus groups to provide drug and alcohol education to the entire campus community, partners with GCSAPP and the BACCHUS Network to provide drug and alcohol prevention for Western students. Some of WRAP’s activities include: late-night movies, Breakfast for a $1, dances, Safe Spring Break, and many other events.
- Total Wellness: Western recognizes that student wellness is about more than the absence of illness or disease, it is about creating balance and integration between ones physical, mental, and spiritual states. Our campus utilizes the Seven Dimensions of Student Wellness to promote this integration and provides programming, campaigns, and education surrounding student physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, financial, and environmental health.