Student Wellness Promotion

Fresh Check Day

Fresh Check Day is a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation and designed to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of college students. The event is free and has been organized by Student Wellness Promotion with collaborating campus departments, student volunteers, and representatives of The Jordan Porco Foundation.

Come visit the Upper Gym of the Rec Center on Wednesday, February 28th from 10am-1pm. There will be free breakfast boxes, 14 booths to check out, and a chance to win a Yeti Cooler and a Nintendo Switch.

For more information, please visit the event website at 

Fresh Check Day Flier. Event located in the Student Rec Gym on March 1, 2023. For more information visit:
Student signs the Nine out of Ten pledge to be aware, speak up, reach out and help someone.
Two students have their thumbs up at the "It Takes a Village" booth.
Students get their picture taken with silly props at the "Thrive" booth.
Students hold up small canvas paintings at the "Paint Your Art Out" booth.

Sexual and Reproductive Wellness Fair

Mines hosted our first Sexual and Reproductive Wellness fair in February of 2023. This annual event includes: free birth control and STI/HIV testing, sexy cupcakes, snacks, and the chance to win prizes such as adorable reproductive organ plushies and stimulating toys. Students have the chance to talk to campus and community partners about their own sexual health, issues of reproductive justice, positive sexuality, and healthy communication and consent. Participants have included: Mines Student Health Center, SHAPE Office, Mines Counseling Center, Betsy’s Friends: Peer Educators, oSTEM, Ratio Christi, JeffCo Sexual Health Clinic, Colorado Sexual Health Initiative, Be You Colorado, Hey Denver, BC4U, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and COLOR Latina. We want all Mines students to feel knowledgeable, comfortable, and well-equipped when it comes to their sexual and reproductive wellness.

Two students high-fiving on a slack line

Pause for Paws

As part of Stress Less Week, Betsy’s Friends Peer Educators and Student Wellness Promotion have partnered with Denver Pet Partners to have therapy animals on campus to offer a stress relieving break as we head into finals. 

Come visit Arthur Lakes Library’s Boettcher Room on Friday, May 3rd from 11am-2pm to pet some pups and take a Pause for Paws. 

Check out the list of activities during Stress Less Week here:    

Pause for Paws<br />
May 3rd from 11am-2pm<br />
Boettcher Room