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SleepWell at Emory

SleepWell is an evidence-based program to help students enhance their sleep habits for greater personal and academic success. The mini-course will meet online via Blackboard over five consecutive weeks.

Students are encouraged to sign-up with a friend or roommate so that they might reinforce sleep-enhancing behaviors in each other.

This is a FREE, voluntary, skill-building opportunity. Some instructors may offer extra-credit for participation, but otherwise this is a non-credit opportunity.

Choose one session. 

Session 1 launches online Wednesday, September 12

Advance registration is required. Please register early as space is limited!Registration concludes September 5.

To register, visit: 

Session 2 launches online Wednesday, October 17

Advance registration is required. Please register early as space is limited!Registration concludes October 10.

To register, visit: 

For more information, please contact Heather Zesiger, MPH, MCHES: ; 404-727-1736

Sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion,

Emory Student Health and Counseling Services.



Project Unspoken: I am Tired of the Silence

Dear Viewer,

Project Unspoken was created as a summer intern project at Emory University's Office of Health Promotion's Respect Program. It was a reaction to the prominent silence surrounding the issues of rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence. Even though gender-based violence is widespread, it is often an issue surrounded by silence. Project Unspoken strives to educate the public by providing easy to access information on YouTube and other media forms. This project's goal is to increase awareness and encourage society to challenge these injustices that exist in today's world. This will be the first of many videos to come. Project Unspoken will continue to work towards ending rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence as long as these problems are present. Sexual assault and relationship violence should not be left unspoken. Thank you for viewing this video!

Project Unspoken Staff

For Support Services Contact:
National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1.800.656.4673

For those affiliated with Emory University Contact: 
Lauren Bernstein - 404.727.1514
(Coordinator of the Respect Program)

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Emily Chapman '11Ox '13C, Undergraduate Assistant for the Respect Program

Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I am both a member of Greek life at Emory and an Oxford College continuee. By the standards of the OHP intern team, I am somewhat of an oddity. But, strange as those two characteristics are in health promotion land, I think they are a valuable part of my skill set as an advocate to end sexual violence here at Emory University.

These identities are important to the way that I approach violence prevention because they are both ways to belong to a community here at Emory. Violence prevention work is incredibly difficult sometimes, and my relationship to other continuees and my sorority sisters helps me feel like the work that I am doing is valuable. This is incredibly important for any attempt to make a difference: community membership keeps you grounded, keeps you sane, and keeps you committed--particularly when you’re working with an issue as emotionally fraught as sexual violence.

This isn’t just me: the literature on sexual violence prevention agrees that communities can help stop violence. In particular, there’s a model of violence prevention called “” which I have been researching and am super excited about right now.

The basic idea of bystander intervention techniques is that in situations where violence--sexual or otherwise--is about to be perpetrated, there’s frequently other people around. (Think of a friend in an abusive relationship getting into a fight with their significant other in front of all of your friends, or a bully shoving a kid in the cafeteria.)

Bystander intervention argues that one of your best chances for stopping violence is encouraging people to come together and speak up when they see something that’s not OK. Most people feel uncomfortable in those situations--they know something’s wrong. But, most times folks stay silent. That’s part of how violence can keep happening--no one stops things that they see are wrong.

So why don’t people speak up? Because they feel like no one will support them if they do.

And that is why community is important. I belong to my sorority and my continuee class, and I know that if I see something that’s not OK and I speak up, they will support me. They have my back. That’s what makes us a community, and not a bunch of folks with twill letters and associates degrees, respectively.

Communities (whether it’s Greek life, the college you started at, or the chess club) can stop violence. Will yours?

Are you interested in bystander intervention and how your community can stop violence? Let’s chat. LL Emily Chapman or email me at

Emily Chapman '11Ox '13C is the Undergraduate Assistant for the Respect Program and serves as a liaison to the Greek and Oxford communities and social media/blogging guru. She's studying Anthropology. At Emory, she's a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority and am involved with Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA) as a training facilitator. She plays the banjo, badly.  You can tweet her @EmilyWellExcel.

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