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What is Cash Cab?
Yes, Cash Cab is like the TV show and has become just as popular at FGCU! It is a way for students to get free rides to anyplace on campus and win Eagle Dollar Gift Cards along the way. The Prevention & Wellness Cash Cab is staffed by two of our Peer Educators and runs randomly several times a month. Look for the Prevention & Wellness golf cart with the “Cash Cab” sign on top—if you see us, flag us down for a ride!
How does it work?
Students on Cash Cab are asked wellness-related questions. Questions are on topics such as sexual health, alcohol, drugs and nutrition. Students are not thrown off Cash Cab for incorrect answers. And all rides are free!
What is the goal?
Our goal with Cash Cab is to connect with students who have not been to one of our programs or events, or stopped into our office yet. Cash Cab allows us to engage with students in a casual but meaningful way, where they have a good time while getting some wellness-related information relevant to their lives as college students. Cash Cab is a unique and innovative means of health promotion, giving us the chance to meet more students, and have fun on campus doing wellness education.
What is Celebrity Cash Cab?
Prevention and Wellness invites members from other FGCU departments "Celebrities" the opportunity to ride along on the Prevention and Wellness Cash Cab and educate students riders about the services their office offers.
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What is Healthy Hump Day?
Healthy Hump Day is our creative way of providing additional weekly outreach. Each Wednesday, from 11am-2pm in front of our office, we have our Healthy Hump Day tables set up under our blue and white Prevention & Wellness/Peers CARE tent. Each Healthy Hump Day event features a different wellness topic, a corresponding game or activity, and the chance to win prizes. Other freebies and lots of wellness info on that topic are always available as well. We even have our own Healthy Hump Day camel mascot, Sir Humphrey, to make it more fun.
How does it work?
Healthy Hump Day takes place every Wednesday during the academic year in front of our office from 11am-2pm. Students can stop by for a few minutes between their classes. The design of all Healthy Hump Day activities are meant to be brief, and the visibility of our Healthy Hump Day tables on main campus makes it an easy and quick stop between classes.
What is the goal?
We recognize not all students will get a chance to attend one of our programs, or come into our office for information. The goal of this outreach is to go to where students are, be available, and provide information in a fun and engaging way that is brief but still meaningful. We have found it to be a great way to reach some students we may not otherwise be able to connect with through our other outreach.
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What is ERSR (Eagles Rise For Sober Rides)?
Eagles Rise for Sober Rides (ERSR) is a program designed to increase the number of sober drivers among FGCU students and encourage this positive behavior by working with local bars and restaurants.
How does ERSR work?
Bars and restaurants participating in the ERSR program will provide FREE non-alcoholic drinks to the sober driver in a group of two or more. When your group arrives to an ERSR establishment, just let your server know who the sober driver* is—this person will receive an ERSR wristband so the wait staff knows to get you hooked up with FREE non-alcoholic drinks for the night!
Who are the ERSR establishments?
Gulf Coast Town Center: BJ’s Brewhouse, Keys Bar & Grill, World of Beer, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Miller’s Ale House, Famous Dave’s.
Coconut Point: The Brass Tap
Other: Twin Peaks, Rusty’s Raw Bar & Grill, Estero & Fort Myers
What is the goal?
The goal is to increase the number of sober drivers among FGCU students, and to promote, encourage, and incentivize this positive behavior so it becomes part of our campus culture. Being a sober driver is a great way to care about the safety of your friends and the community! Each time you serve as a sober driver, you play an active role in ensuring the well-being of those around you. This simple task can help prevent fatalities and other negative consequences of drinking and driving.
* A sober driver is someone who consumes absolutely no alcohol.
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We are always looking for creative ways to connect with FGCU students on wellness topics. One of our Peer Educators took this concept, often used in traditional residence halls, and wanted to execute it on main campus. Working with the Vice President of Student Affairs and FGCU Physical Plant for project approval, we debuted our first InSTALLment in July 2013 to rave reviews.
Wellness InSTALLments are featured in 173 bathroom stalls and can be found at 17 locations on campus. New InSTALLments will appear at the start of each month. They are written by our Peer Educators and go through a final edit before publication.
We will archive InSTALLments here: RA's can print these for bulletin boards, or you can see what the "Question of the Month" is for your chance to win a gift card for $10 Eagle Dollars. We hope you enjoy these InSTALLments as much as we enjoy putting them together for the campus community.
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What is TIPS?
TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is a bystander intervention training program designed specifically for college students. The goals of the training are to educate students on how to recognize the signs of intoxication, what to do when they identify peers who have consumed too much alcohol, and how to intervene in a way to de-escalate the situation and reduce the risk of harm. Through discussion, videos, and role playing, students will be able to increase their people skills and gain the confidence needed to effectively help their peers.
Who has done TIPS at FGCU?
Students who complete the workshop and pass the test are considered TIPS-certified for 3 years. TIPS-certified students at FGCU include members of Peers CARE, various fraternities and sororities, student organizations and Orientation Leaders.
Interested in TIPS for your group?
TIPS is a 2.5-3 hour workshop conducted by two FGCU staff members who are TIPS-certified Trainers. A TIPS workshop would be at cost to the hosting department. This cost is for purchasing the manuals that each participant must have to complete the workshop, which includes a test at the end. Prevention & Wellness assists in facilitating the purchase of the manuals, but interested departments should know manuals are $13/each and sold in packets of 10.