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Student Organizations

Student Health and Counseling Services supports three student organizations to foster peer to peer health education at North Carolina Central University. 

Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Mission

To serve as liaison between the student body and SHCS administration by representing student health concerns and by promoting health on campus.

SHAC provides students an opportunity to promote health-related issues and gain leadership skills in order to represent all groups of the student body and voice student concerns.

Membership

SHAC strives to reflect the diversity of the student body. Any NCCU student is eligible to join. Prospective members should attend an informational meeting at the beginning of the academic year to inform them about the purpose of SHAC before they decide to join.

Joining SHAC

For more information, contact Shannon DuPree, Health Educator at sdupree1@nccu.edu .

Project SAFE (Save A Fellow Eagle)

Mission

The mission of Project SAFE is to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections among students at NCCU and in the larger community. Project SAFE attempts to achieve its mission through a variety of prevention education activities, including outreaches to residence halls, prevention parties, formal presentations to organizations, relationship workshops and other special events. 

Membership

Membership in Project SAFE requires that an individual be a student at NCCU and have a sincere commitment to combating the epidemics of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. All members must complete a three-day peer educator training. Honorary membership can be awarded by the Executive Board. Honorary members cannot hold an official office.

Advisors

Osaffo James, BS – Project Coordinator

Shannon M. DuPree, MPA, CHES – Health Educator

For additional information email projectsafe@nccu.edu or call 919-530-6317

Project SUCCESS (Students Uplifting and Creating Change through Education and Support Services)

Purpose

Project SUCCESS is a comprehensive prevention and education program at NCCU providing campus wide alcohol, other drugs, and mental health awareness education designed to empower students to make healthy life choices. In addition to mental health and substance use screenings with students, Project SUCCESS also provides peer educator training and program development focused on building student leadership and communication skills.

Project SUCCESS will continue to provide a more comprehensive, culturally relevant program model that addresses mental health and substance use issues on campus, as well as in the community. An expansion of Project SUCCESS’ goals include:

  1. training a cohort or peer educators who can provide accurate, unbiased, culturally relevant behavioral health awareness programs related to alcohol, other drugs, and mental health education;
  2. implementing effective interventions; and
  3. raising awareness in campus and community environments by promoting responsible use, reducing stigma, and improving overall well-being through student-led initiatives.
 
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