Who Are We? An office of Student Affairs, SHEP is a free resource which provides wellness opportunities, substance abuse prevention, and health education to Marshall University students. SHEP’s goal is to help students achieve wellness through the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits and choices. The lifestyle decisions that students make now will affect them later in their lives. Marshall University is committed to helping students to make healthy, responsible, choices, concerning their own well-being.

We can provide programming for any Marshall organization, such as:

  • Residence Life
  • Classes
  • Greek Life
  • Student Organizations

We offer a variety of health-related presentations, such as:

  • Alcohol Awareness: Our presentation is called BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening In College Students). The BASICS program combines brief motivational intervention and Marshall student social norms regarding alcohol use.
  • Sexual Health: Our sexual health presentation involves discussion about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and safe sexual behavior including abstinence, proper contraceptive use, and personal responsibility regarding STI’s and sexual partners.
  • Stress Management: Stress is a facet of college life that is hard for many students to handle. SHEP presents a program that helps students address the areas of life that are causing the most stress and ways to reduce physical and mental anxiety associated with stress.
  • Custom Programs: SHEP can work with your organization to create a health-related program that meets your needs. Just contact our office and help us help you create a program to serve your health needs in an informative way.

Contact Us! If you would like a SHEP facilitator talk to your group, class, or organization, call us at (304) 696-4800 or email us at shep@marshall.edu

Where to Find Us! We’re located on the first floor of the Marshall Recreation Center, in the Wellness Suite.