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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.

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.


CHEW empowers all Volunteers to thrive by cultivating personal and community well-being.

The Center’s prevention efforts are grounded in the Center for Disease Control’s Social Ecological Model.  The Center utilizes campus surveys, national statistics, and current research to inform its evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies.


CHEW seeks to advance UT’s commitments to excellence in outreach and engagement through programming that educates the UT community about their own health and wellness and encourages them to actively advocate for the health and wellness of their fellow Volunteers.

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: