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Healthy H.A.W.K.S.

About The Healthy H.A.W.K.S.

Healthy Hawks log, featuring H.A.W.K.S. acronym (Health Advocates With Knowledge & Skills)

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 Health Education and Promotion, our goal is to be involved in the growth of UMass Lowell as a university that is proud of a healthy student environment.

Person in taco costume performing a hand stand

The topics we address include:

  • alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • stress
  • sleep
  • nutrition
  • eating disorders and body image

Want to learn more about the HAWKS' programs? Can't figure out why this giant taco is doing a handstand? Check out our Events page and follow us on Facebook!

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. This semester, we will be hosting:

  • Thor, the Golden Retriever: Most Tuesdays 10-11, Lydon Library
  • Molly, the Standard Poodle: Most Wednesdays 1-2, O'Leary Library

Birds of a Feather: Meet The 2019-20 H.A.W.K.S.

Group of people standing on a staircase and posing for a picture with a Healthy HAWKS sign
  • Adiba
  • Alexius
  • Ashlyn
  • Emmali
  • Emmanuel
  • Nadine
  • Sara
  • Shandra
This year, we are also excited to welcome a graduate fellow practicum student, Morgan, to the team!
Join the Healthy H.A.W.K.S!
Want to become a Healthy HAWK too? Email Tracy Moore to find out how.
You can also find out more on our Facebook!
Two students wearing heart costumes and speaking to the audience at the Seaxpalooza Valentine's Day sexual health party.

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)