Davidson is committed to establishing a safe environment for students and promoting student health and wellness. Students can take an active part in promoting a healthy lifestyle by participating in the student-led health organizations listed below.
The primary goal of Changing Minds is to offer information and support regarding mental disorders on campus.
Volunteers assist with pharmacy and translating needs. The clinic provides free healthcare services for uninsured adults in and around the Concord area.
The Rape Awareness Committee is a student committee that works with Georgia Ringle, the college's Health Educator, to educate the student body on issues surrounding sexual assault and rape, Title IX, and the Clery Act laws. They do active programming including Consent education and Bystander Intervention training, and provide survivor and secondary survivor resources.
FLY aims to empower the student body by promoting positive self-image, mental and physical wellness, and healthy, accepting attitudes toward sex and gender. We host both unstructured and structured discussions, guest lectures, and film events centered on provocative and timely topics like the roles of sex, gender, and the body on campus and in society. FLY also holds a variety of service events throughout the year that encourage higher self-esteem and lower stress levels among students.
The Food Club supports local and sustainable agriculture at Davidson College and in the Davidson community. The club integrates Dining Services, Patterson Court, independent students, and the Town of Davidson.
The GSG helps Davidson students with gluten intolerances maintain a healthy diet on campus, through awareness of on-campus options, meetings catered with gluten-free food, cooking/baking sessions, trips to restaurants, and more.
HealthReach Community Clinic is a free clinic located in Mooresville, NC. Volunteers support the clinic by helping manage patients during clinic hours and aiding with administrative tasks to facilitate the running of the organization. The mission of this student group is to provide volunteer support to HealthReach while learning about health issues and challenges that face the community
Volunteers work with brain trauma patients on various rehabilitation exercises including arts and crafts, Nintendo Wii, horseback riding and board games. Volunteers can also work outside on a number of maintenance chores. They may work intimately with the members in the Day Program by joining the "Physically Fit" program or help out with the Checkered Ball, an annual black-tie fundraiser.
This international organization provides free surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates across the globe. Davidson's Operation Smile Train club spreads awareness of international health issues, holds fundraisers and mentors high school students.
Project Life volunteers raise money for an annual Bone Marrow Typing drive by sponsoring a spaghetti dinner, Ben and Jerry's Day, and Tulip Sales. They also strive to raise awareness about the importance of bone marrow donations and transplanting.
Timmy Global Health aims to build healthy futures worldwide, one child at a time. They accomplish this by strengthening community-based health and education initiatives and by empowering young people to share their energy and compassion.