Theoretical Approaches used by the Wellness Resource Center
The WRC uses a responsible decision making approach throughout the year challenging MU students to make informed, responsible decisions regarding their health. This is accomplished through an extensive peer education program called the Mizzou Wellness Advocate peer educators, GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) and by planning events and services throughout the year such as Alcohol Responsibility Month, Wellness Month, Safe Spring Break
The WRC has created a comprehensive social norming approach. The WRC creates a comprehensive research driven marketing plan with clear and consistent messages informing students about the actual alcohol and other drug use of their peers as well as informing students about the risks and consequences of substance use.
A harm reduction approach is used by creating safety nets for students who chose to drink. The WRC implements the CHEERS to the Designated Driver program that provides free soft drinks in local bars for people who chose to be designated drivers and advertising the STRIPES program.
An environmental management approach has been implemented effectively through a variety of coalitions and task forces such as the Access to Alcohol Action Team, a campus/community coalition.