From: Interfraternity Congress/Panhellenic Council
Date: April 7
Subject: Wellness Wednesday Newsletter



HELP Week

Healthy Energy Live Positively (HELP) week is an event dedicated to kicking off wellness in the Case Greek community IN STYLE. This is a week composed of wellness-related challenges and events that you can attend and participate in to learn more about Wellness and also practice Wellness for yourself! In addition to this, all IFC/PHC umbrella business meetings will be suspended and we will be pushing for chapters to suspend business meetings during this week too! You will be able to earn Greek Games Points by Participating in Wellness Week events and challenges! The following are the events and challenges for Wellness Week:

  1. Sunday, 4/4/21: What did you do instead of Chapter today? (submit a pic and/or a blurb)
  2. Monday, 4/5/21: Let’s Talk about Sexual Wellness, Baby (Hosted by SMARRT). The chapter will receive Greek Games Points for attendance and further for every 25% of the Chapter present
  3. Tuesday, 4/6/21: Relaaaaax (submit a relaxation pic and/or a blurb)
  4. Wednesday, 4/7/21: Come and talk to Greek housing directors and learn about mental wellness and resources available
  5. Thursday, 4/8/21: Physical Wellness Day!!! Feat. a free Zoom Yoga session through One-to-One fitness!
  6. Friday, 4/9/21: What’s Cookin’? Cook something for yourself and submit a picture, winners will get Greek Games points for their chapter
  7. Saturday, 4/10/21: Take a Walk! Take a walk anywhere anytime throughout the week and submit a pic under these 3 categories:
    1. Just Natural: Nature pics
    2. In the city: Urban pics
    3. Goofy Goobers: Goofy pics

Talk to the Housing Directors!

Want someone to talk to about school and mental health, need help finding resources or just want someone to vent to? Come Talk to the housing directors! Between 2-6 pm on Wednesday, at least two housing directors will be available for you to talk to. We are here to help you with anything we can and to get to know you all. We hope you will be able to join us this Wednesday and talk.

Its on us CWRU Campaign

The Greek Life Office is encouraging the Greek community to participate in the It’s On CWRU campaign. On Monday, SMARRT partnered with the Mather Center to facilitate a discussion on sex and accountability and the It's on CWRU Campaign. The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women provides violence prevention education programs to the CWRU community through this campaign. It’s On CWRU’s mission is to disrupt the culture of violence through evidence-informed education, mutual aid, and survivor
support. We achieve our mission by shifting dominant community attitudes about sexual violence and establishing personal responsibility to support a culture of healing. The Center for Women prevention education work is focused on three key areas: bystander intervention, consent education, and survivor support.
Participants in education programs will be able to:

  • define key terms and identify the root causes of power- and gender-based violence;

  • debunk myths and de-stigmatize facts about sexual violence; 

  • identify resources for continued education and services that may assist survivors;

  • understand the role that all members of our community play in ending violence; and

  • implement strategies to intervene as a prosocial bystander.

To find out more about the It’s On CWRU initiative and how you can get involved, you can attend the next information session on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. You can sign up for this session at this link: http://cglink.me/2cS/r991179.

Benefits of Yoga

"You've probably heard by now that yoga is good for your health. Maybe you've even tried it for yourself and discovered that it makes you feel better. A consistent practice offers a plethora of mental and physical health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident.

Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, can be more subtle but are just as powerful. When put together, these benefits of yoga contribute to increased feelings of well-being, which helps explain why so many people find yoga so addictive. Here are the top benefits of yoga and some poses to try to help you get the most out of your practice." 
Written by Kristin McGee in March 2021

If you are interested in practicing Yoga to improve your physical and mental wellness, Join the Yoga session hosted by One to One fitness tomorrow!
 

Events

Wednesday, April 7
Start End   Event         Location Group
2:00pm 6:00pm Talk to the Greek Housing Directos Zoom Interfraternity Congress/Panhellenic Council

What's Cooking?

Enjoy cooking healthy and beautiful foods? Cook something for yourself and submit a picture, winners will get Greek Games points for their chapter and an Instagram shoutout! Need some inspiration? Check out these delicious recipes from Knorr

Take A Walk!

".Walking is the most popular form of aerobic physical activity in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. In any given week, about 6 in 10 adults reported walking for at least 10 minutes. But walking for exercise requires more than a 10-minute-per-week commitment. Only about 53% of Americans meet the physical activity guidelines set by health experts."
Written by Michele Stanren in October 2020

Want to find a beautiful place to walk and take beautiful photos? Check out Cain Partk or the Cultural Gardens near campus and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Events

Wednesday, April 7
Start End   Event         Location
2:00pm 6:00pm Talk to the Greek Housing Directos Zoom
2:00pm 3:00pm Anxiety Toolbox Video Conferencing Link
Thursday, April 8
1:00pm 3:00pm Virtual Drop In Hours - Thursdays 1 - 3pm EST https://cwru.zoom.us/j/4795717092?pwd=UGpZbGx1OEg2UTJiWTUvbFpwM3hyQT09
6:00pm 7:00pm Weekly Jump Rope Practice Multipurpose Room - Veale Gymnasium
7:00pm 8:00pm The Making of a Career: Mentoring and Serendipity Private Location (rsvp to display)
Monday, April 12
3:00pm 5:00pm Advocate Drop-in Hours Private Location (rsvp to display)
Tuesday, April 13
12:00pm 1:00pm BIPOC Support Space Video Conferencing Link
7:00pm 8:00pm 7 Steps to Living A Richer Life After College Private Location (rsvp to display)
Thursday, April 15
1:00pm 2:00pm Getting Unstuck Video Conferencing Link
Thursday, April 22
6:00pm 7:30pm CoHealing (formerly called Healing Network Nights) Private Location (rsvp to display)

Prosocial Bystander Training

The Center for Women provides training on how to be a prosocial bystander. How to be a Prosocial Bystander is an evidence-informed bystander intervention program that uses community care as the foundation of intervention. This training teaches how to identify potential violent incidents, individual responsibility to intervene, and how to do so safely and effectively in order to maintain a safe environment for all people. To request one of these workshops, you can fill out this form.
We encourage 15% of every chapter to attend the Prosocial Training!

Need Help?

Feeling like you need help to improve your physical or mental wellness? Click here to find out more about Case Westerns Counseling services. Click here to find out more about Case General Clinic. Click here for more information on sexual health. In immediate crisis? Call (216)368-5872 or 911 for help now.

Prevention Advocacy

The Prevention Advocacy Compliance Clery Team is committed to providing ongoing updates, resources, and support to all CWRU community members impacted by sexual violence. The Center for Women has created a guidebook that acts as a non-exhaustive overview of survivor support resources, violence prevention education, and CWRU sexual harassment policy guidelines. It continues to be updated and expanded as we respond to the needs of our community. While this provides basic information regarding sexual violence prevention and response, readers are encouraged to seek out more in-depth explanations from the information sources provided throughout the guidebook. You can access the guidebook here: https://case.edu/centerforwomen/sites/case.edu.centerforwomen/files/2021-02/PACCT%20Guidebook%2002-18-2021.pdf.

How to Get Involved:There are many options for the Greek community to get involved in violence prevention and creating a safer Greek community:

  1. Community members can pre-order a It's On CWRU Toolkit for your student organization, residence hall, office, community space, or classroom. To get more information on how to request a toolkit, you can email the Center for Women at centerforwomen@case.edu.
  2. The Center for Women is providing Prosocial Bystander campus-wide training. Dates for deliveries fall on the third Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can sign up for the March 16 training at this link: http://cglink.me/2cS/r991282 or the training on April 20 at this link: http://cglink.me/2cS/r991300.
  3. Coming up in April there will be Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, so please stay tuned for event announcements!
  4. You can host a Mather Center workshop for your residence hall, student organization, campus department, or community group. To request one of these workshops, you can fill out this form: https://cwru.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vQohlvqDqe9KtM.
  5. You can sign up for the Mather Center’s Newsletters. Email newsletters are sent once a week and highlight upcoming events and programs. You can sign up for these newsletters at this link: https://us13.list- manage.com/subscribe?u=9344b335f464dde66035dfcc2&id=8b986e05e4.
  6. Follow the Mather Center for Women on Facebook @FloraStoneMather.CenterForWomen and on Instagram @florastonemathercenter.
  7. For more information about the Center for Women or about programming, you can visit their website at https://case.edu/centerforwomen/.

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For more information, please check out our website:
greeklife.case.edu

Submission of Newsletter/Social Media Content

If you would like your content in the newsletter or posted on @cwrugreeklife, please fill out this form and submit an image and brief blurb to the current Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Elyssa Kim (enk32@case.edu). Placement will be made at a first come, first served basis and is at the full discretion of the VP of Marketing and Communications. 

EVENT

Talk to the Greek Housing Directos

Wednesday, April 7
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom, Case Western Reserve University Greek Life Office Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 250 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States
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Want someone to talk to about school and mental health, need help finding resources or just want someone to vent to? Come Talk to the housing directors! Between 2-6 pm on Wednesday, at least two housing directors will be available for you to talk to. We are here to help you with anything we can and to get to know you all. We hope you will be able to join us this Wednesday and talk.

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EVENT

Upstander: Project Connection--Consent is Sexy

Friday, April 30
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Private Location (rsvp to display)
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Many of us have been taught the definition of consent, but what does that actually look like? What do we actually say? In this dialogue we will talk about ways people ask for and receive consent in real terms. Also, since consent is a question, we may sometimes get a no. How do we respond to that in a way that strengthens relationships? Please join us in welcoming back Jamie Greenwolf and Sarah Ferrato as our wonderful facilitators for this dialogue.

Meeting ID: 982 2242 3297
Passcode: 416756

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