Two female students petting a stress relief dog.

The H.A.W.K.S.

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What We Do…

The Healthy HAWKS is a peer health education volunteer student group that provides students an easily accessible and relatable health resource. As an extension of the Wellness Center, our goal is to be involved in the growth of UMass Lowell as a university that is proud of a healthy student environment.

The topics we address include:

  • alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • sexual assault and dating / relationship violence
  • stress
  • sleep
  • nutrition
  • eating disorders and body image
UMass Lowell Healthy HAWKS students pose for a group photo with a banner.

Some Signature H.A.W.K.S. Events

Some of our signature H.A.W.K.S. events include:

  • Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Wellness Wednesdays
  • Hawk Talk (pdf)
  • Sexapalooza
  • Recruitment of New H.A.W.K.S.
  • Stress Relief Fairs

For the latest on our events please contact us at the Wellness Center.

Students pet stress-relief dog at the Campus Rec Center. Photo by Anne Ruthmann

HAWKS love Therapy Dogs!

Every semester, we bring therapy dogs on campus to help freshmen/first year students to deal with home sickness, to promote stress management, and provide a comfortable setting in which students can have a chance to meet and bonds with their peers. The dogs are brought in by their owners again at the end of every semester right before finals at our Stress Relief Fairs.

Stress Relief Day Photo Galleries

Meet The 2017-18 HAWKS

  • Larissa
  • Luis
  • Taylor
  • Julia
  • Adiba
  • Ruby
  • Courtney
  • Kayla
  • Sorraya
Two Healthy HAWKS UMass Lowell students pose for a picture behind a table with healthy snacks displayed.

What is it like to be a Healthy H.A.W.K.S.?

Being a Healthy HAWK has benefited me in more ways than one.  It has allowed me to be more comfortable speaking to groups and big crowds, has given me the confidence to speak up and to ensure the health and well being of all my peers are being met, and has given me the opportunity to meet some of the most caring and genuine group of people.  Being a Healthy HAWK has educated me on various topics that should be available to everyone, and I get the chance to spread that information to the community.
- Larissa (Head Hawk)

Being a Healthy HAWK has opened many doors for me and allowed me to learn about many things, especially myself.  I couldn’t be happier being a part of the HAWKS!
-Luis (Head Hawk)

Become a Healthy H.A.W.K.S.

Want to become a Healthy HAWK too? Email Tracy Moore to find out how.

You can also follow us on Facebook.