SUU Health and Wellness Program

R.E.A.L. Peer Health Educators

Real Education Affecting Life

What Do R.E.A.L. Peers Do?

R.E.A.L. Peer Health Educators (logo)
  1. Provide important services, programs, information and resources that empower students with a greater understanding of who they are and what their institution can do for them.
  2. Maintain trusting, non-judgmental relationships in support of students trying to reduce risks in their behavioral choices.
  3. Design outreach and educational efforts based on the attitudes and behaviors of the SUU student community.
  4. Specialize in various topic areas, such as, alcohol and other drugs, gender and sexuality, healthy eating, stress, sexual assault prevention, sexual health, and mental health.

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R.E.A.L. Peer Health Education Meetings are held every Wednesday Night at 7:00 p.m., location is TBA.

Thunder After Dark

The mission of Thunder After Dark at SUU is to provide the University of diverse student body with alternative opportunities to alcohol-related activities during late night and weekend hours and to foster a sense of community in a socially responsible environment. SUU students can apply to organize and build events around Thunder After Dark guidelines:

  • Sponsored by a student group
  • Social, recreational, educational or entertainment-based
  • Held on Friday or Saturday nights
  • Scheduled to begin in the late hours (8 p.m. or later)
  • Must abide by SUU dry campus policy

Thunder After Dark Application

Allocations of funds are designed to defray partial – not full costs of the event.  Funding limits (exceptions may apply) are as follows:

  • Events for one student group or floor (50 people or less): up to $100
  • Events for multiple student groups (51-100 people): up to $250
  • Events for more than 100 people: up to $300

Students who host a Thunder After Dark event on SUU campus will receive a Thunder after Dark T-shirt.

Past Events

  • Sexual Responsibility Week
  • Safe Spring Break
  • Shine the Light on Prescription Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Masquerade Murder Mystery


Contact Information

Nikki Gwin
Wellness Coordinator
Sharwan Smith Center (ST 201 A)