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Mission, Vision & Values


The Center for Health Education and Wellness is dedicated to a community model that is embodied in the “VOLS HELP VOLS” commitment: We are all Volunteers. We look out for each other.

The Center manages 974-HELP, the distressed student protocolcase managementthe Sexual Assault Response Team, and the Threat Assessment Task Force. Based on data collected from our annual health and wellness survey, triennial CORE survey, and national research, the center develops campaigns and programming to address personal safety, sexual misconduct, substance use, and health and wellness initiatives.


The mission of CHEW is to engage in prevention and intervention efforts to increase awareness, impact decision making, and positively influence our university community. The Center’s prevention efforts are grounded in the Center for Disease Control’s Social Ecological Model. The CHEW mission statement reflects UT’s dedication to research through the commitment to using evidence-based practices and approach.

The foundation of the center is grounded in the community model of “VOLSHELPVOLS.”


The Center for Health Education and Wellness seeks to engage students by removing barriers and connecting them with resources needed to achieve personal success. Through prevention efforts that inform, increase awareness, and educate the student body, the services provided by the center seek to positively impact the university environment through evidence-based social norm approaches and environmental management. The foundation of the center is grounded in the community model of #VOLSHELPVOLS.


The Center of Health Education and Wellness is guided in mission, spirit, and action by the following core values:

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