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The Davison Health Center will be open Senior Week – May 21-25, 2012 from 9am to 5pm.  An on-call provider will be available after hours for urgent concerns by phoning 860-685-2470. You will speak “live” with an after hours call center rep who will take a message and contact the Doctor on-call.

The Health Center will be open limited hours graduation weekend – Saturday, May 26 from 10am-2pm and Sunday, May 27 from 9am-1pm..

Join members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights in an open forum on disability rights and accessibility at Wesleyan. Learn about how you can make your classroom more accessible to students with disabilities and how you can be a disability rights ally.
Tuesday, April 17, 12-1pm, 41 Wyllys 114
Bring your questions, bring your lunch.

If you are in recovery from alcohol and other drugs, you are not alone. Recovery@ is a network of students, staff and faculty who gather for mutual support as they navigate the particular challenges of recovery at Wesleyan.  Our primary purpose is to stay clean and sober, help other members of the University do the same, and support one another in our efforts.

We come together once a month during the academic year for an informal discussion and networking. The rest of the month, we support each other through texts, emails, social engagements, and attending AA and NA meetings in the Middletown community.

To obtain more information or join the network please email, recovery@wesleyan.edu

Recovery@ is not formal therapy of any kind.  If you are in recovery or seeking recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction and would like confidential resources or support please call or visit:

Counseling and Psychological Services: 860-685-2910 or www.wesleyan.edu/caps

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life: 860-685-2278 www.wesleyan.edu/orsl

An 8 week psycho-educational support group designed to help survivors of sexual assault navigate the healing process. Sessions will include art, collage, poetry and other activities to assist in the exploration of topics.

Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act that occurs without consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.

Tuesdays beginning February 28th—May 1st, 6:00-7:15pm (Location to be announced)

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC in Counseling and Psychological Services for more information at 860.685.2910 or awarren@wesleyan.edu (reference “Spring SASS” in subject line) or visit http://weconsent.blogs.wesleyan.edu

Connect. Heal. Thrive.

YOU are invited to an open forum and community meeting regarding the state of sexual violence prevention and response at Wesleyan hosted by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator and Maggie Cohen, SART Intern. This meeting is an opportunity to reflect on existing activism, and to offer insights about how to address sexual violence on campus.

Hope to see you there!  Remember to RSVP (awarren[at]Wesleyan[dot]edu) to help us ensure we have refreshments for everyone!

The Cheese Co-op is back for another spring of dairy goodness! This semester will feature local, organic cheeses from the family farms you’ve come to know and love, but with more variety than ever before! Sign up for a share all to yourself (98 points per semester), to split with one friend (49 points each per semester) or with two friends (33 points each per semester). Deliveries will come every two weeks for the whole semester, but space is limited so sign up now! Just go to our website and fill out a quick form between today and Wednesday February 8th! Contact wescheesecoop@gmail.com with any questions. GO CHEESE

The Health Center will close for Thanksgiving Recess on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

We will reopen on Monday, November 28 at 9:00 a.m.

An On-Call Provider will be available during recess for urgent concerns
by calling (860) 685-2470.  You will speak “live” with an after hours call center rep who will take a message and contact the Doctor on-call.

Students in need of medical assistance when Health Services is closed may contact:

Preferred Walk-In Medical Center
(next to Super Food Mart)
842 Washington Street
Middletown, CT  06457
(860) 346-4484

(*Please alert clinic staff that you are a Wesleyan student)

Middlesex Family Physicians
400 Old Saybrook Road
Middletown, Ct  06457
(860) 346-7738

Crescent Street Obstetrics and Gynecology
49 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT  06457
(860) 344-9993

If the above facilities are closed, students should access the
Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department
28 Crescent Street
(860) 344-6000.

In case of Emergency, call 911

Connect with other survivors of sexual assault.
new skills and tools to move forward in your healing.
is possible.

Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act that occurs without choice and consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.

Wednesdays, beginning October 19th—December 7th
6:30-7:45pm (Location to be announced)

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LCPC in Counseling and Psychological Services for more information at 860.685.2910, email awarren@wesleyan.edu (reference “Sass” in subject line) or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/caps/services/group.html

Dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault alone is difficult.
Support is available.

Sexual assault is an issue that touches all of our lives; whether we have experienced it personally or have a friend who has been sexually assaulted.


Any sexual act that occurs without choice and consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.


  • Physical force and injuries do not need to be present for it to “count” as a sexual assault. In most cases, physical violence is not used, instead the survivor is threatened or pressured into doing something he or she doesn’t want to do.
  • It is considered sexual assault if the survivor is unable to give consent because s/he is incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol. If a person is intoxicated, they cannot give consent.
  • Most survivors know the person who assaulted them.
  • Healing is possible.

Dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault is hard to do alone. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Group (SASS) is a place where sexual assault survivors can regain their power through connection with other survivors. If you have been sexually assaulted, either as an adult or as a child, and would like to connect and heal with the support of other survivors, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services and schedule an intake appointment with Alysha B. Warren at 860.685.2910. The sexual assault does not have to have occurred on Wesleyan’s campus. If you have experienced a sexual assault, we invite you to begin your healing process in the company of other survivors. The group will be held on Wednesdays beginning October 19 – December 7 from 6:30-7:45p.m. (location to be announced).

The group will be facilitated by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, and Maggie Cohen ’12, Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) Intern. Their role in the group is minimal as group topics are dictated by members and their unique experiences.

Are you ready to begin your healing journey? For more information, contact Alysha at 860.685.2910 or email awarren@wesleyan.edu (include “SASS Group” in the subject line).

When: Wednesdays, beginning October 19th
Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Where: TBD


What is the sexual assault survivors’ support group (SASS)?
The SASS group is a support group for survivors of sexual assault. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm beginning October 19th. The group is facilitated by Alysha Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, and Maggie Cohen, SART Intern. Their role in the group is minimal as discussion topics are dictated by members and their unique experiences.

Who can join the group?
The group is open to students who identify as female who have experienced sexual assault. Men are also survivors of sexual assault and a male survivors’ support group is being developed. If you are interested in the male survivors’ support group, contact Alysha, 860.685.2910 or awarren@wesleyan.edu.

How can I participate?
To join the group, schedule an intake appointment with Alysha in Counseling and Psychological Services (860.685.2910). The purpose of the intake appointment is to learn more about you, your experiences and your interest in the group.

What happens the first night of the group?
Joining a new group can be both exciting and anxiety provoking. On the first night, the group facilitators and members introduce themselves, their goals and hopes for participation in the group and establish guidelines. Topics of discussion are determined by group members.

Is information shared in the group confidential?
In order to foster a safe environment, the facilitators request that information that is shared within the group environment is not shared with people outside of the group. The group will ultimately determine the bounds of confidentiality.

How safe is it for me to participate in the group?
The group location will only be publicized to members of the group. The facilitators work to create an inclusive, safe environment with the assistance of group members. Group members will determine consequences, if any, for violations of group confidentiality.

Who are the facilitators?
Alysha B. Warren joined the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff in September 2011. She provides counseling and advocacy services to students who have been affected by sexual violence as well as conducts outreach related to education and prevention. Prior to joining the CAPS staff, she developed a grant-funded Campus Against Violence (CAV) program, which included prevention, education and counseling services for students related to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking at Salisbury University. She has also worked as a therapist at the DC Rape Crisis Center where she provided individual, group and couples counseling to survivors of sexual violence and managed the field placement program. She is inspired by the resiliency of the clients with whom she works and is honored to be a witness to their healing process. In her work with clients, she is empowerment and client-focused and integrates a variety of approaches. When Alysha is not working to eradicate sexual violence, she can be found creating playlists, eating pizza and perfecting her yoga poses.

Maggie Cohen is a senior (at Wesleyan University) and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Intern for 2011-2012. In this position, she supports students affected by sexual violence, and offers them the resources and options available on and off campus. Additionally, she acts as the liaison among student groups working on sexual violence prevention/response and sexual health, helping to foster collaboration among diverse perspectives. Maggie also blogs for The Line Campaign, which works to empower youth to end sexual violence and to actively promote enthusiastic consent. She believes in the importance of healing and self-care, which she finds through yoga, friendships and yummy tea.

I have experienced sexual assault, but I do not want to attend a group. Are there other options available?
Individual counseling is available for students. Seeking counseling can help you sort out your feelings about the event(s), assist you in making decisions about what you would like to do next and help you begin the healing process. Contact Alysha in CAPS to schedule an appointment, 860.685.2910.

Counseling and Psychological Services will facilitate its first focus group on Wednesday, October 12, from 7-8 PM in the 2nd floor solarium of the Davison Health Center. Students are invited to attend and participate in a conversation about ideas for future services and program enhancements at the counseling center. The groups will be held every Wednesday evening from 7-8 PM for the rest of the semester, and students are welcome to attend one or several of these groups.

Sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Meets: Wednesdays
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Solarium (Room 201)
(2nd fl., Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachel rtsantiago@wesleyan.edu or Sarah-Anne stanner@wesleyan.edu

Campus-Wide Flu Clinics

The Davison Health Center in conjunction with the Human Resources Department will sponsor our annual flu clinic in October.  The seasonal flu shot continues to include protection against H1N1.

Please click on the following link for details about the upcoming clinics and flu facts.  www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/ofnote/flu04.html

For more information, please contact Joyce Walter, Director of the Davison Health Center at x2656 or jwalter@wesleyan.edu.

WesWELL is dedicated to promoting and delivering health promotion awareness events and activities. In order to most effectively reach the Wesleyan student body, we have Peer Health Advocates, a community of Wesleyan students interested in proactively addressing health issues on campus.

The PHAs are the soul of WesWELL’s peer-led health education efforts and integral to the development and implementation of those efforts. Involvement in the group is intended to be a resource for your own education, and more importantly, for the education of the student body. We welcome students with interest in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the Wesleyan student body.

You can find out more about the PHA program at http://www.wesleyan.edu/weswell/peerhealthadvocates/pha_volunteering.html

Or you can download and application at http://www.wesleyan.edu/weswell/peerhealthadvocates/PHA%20Application%202011.pdf

For more information, contact:

Tanya Purdy, MPH
Director WesWell, Office of Health Education

This is an opportunity to learn how to tell if someone you know is struggling and learn how to let a friend know you care.

Tuesday, 9/13, 7:00 pm
Downey House Lounge
294 High Street (corner of Court and High)

Dessert will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Active Minds on Campus.

The staff from Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and WesWell invite you to apply to become a member of the newly revitalized Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). We are looking for approximately 10-12 students from all class years who have an interest in health-related efforts. The committee is instrumental in providing Davison Health Center staff (including Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and WesWell) with information on how to better serve the health needs of students.

To see SHAC mission, goals and application form, please check out the link at www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/links/SHAC.html

Deadline to apply is September 26.

For more information, contact Joyce Walter, Director of the Davison Health Center, at jwalter@wesleyan.edu.

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