Prevention & Wellness

Prevention & Wellness


Prevention & Wellness, a component of Campus Activities, promotes a culture of respect and inclusion through education designed to empower students to maintain healthy lifestyles and make informed decisions. Additionally, Prevention & Wellness oversees Gorilla Pantry. 

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The Gorilla Pantry is aimed at improving the lives of students and campus employees. By providing food to those in need, Gorilla Pantry is able to make a difference on our campus. 

The Gorilla pantry is located in 108 Overman Student Center and has open hours on Thursdays and Fridays 9:00 am-11:00 am  or by appointment. When utilizing the Gorilla Pantry, please bring your PSU ID. 

Schedule an appointment by emailing or calling the Campus Activities Office at 620-235-4795.

Donations can be made at Axe Library, the Student Recreation Center, College of Education (115 Hughes Hall), or online through our Amazon Wish List. Click here to view the Amazon Wish List. 



  • Gorilla Peer Health
  • Buses
  • Resources
  • Workshops
  • SafeZone



SEK-CAP provides a van and a Kansas Department of Transportation trained and certified drive for the PSU SafeRide program from 8pm - 2:30am on the following days:

  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday 

Rides are provided in the Frontenac - Pittsburg area. Call 620-719-0135 to schedule a ride.

The Loop

The Loop bus operates from 8pm - 2:30am on the following nights:

  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Students along this route can expect the bus every 30 minutes.

Please note: the bus does not replace SafeRide service accessed by calling 620-719-0135 but the SafeRide driver may suggest you catch the bus if you're on, or near, the fixed route, as it is intended to free up the SafeRide van to provide rides to those not on the bus route.


  • Responsible Decision Making (RDM)- This is an interactive workshop that covers general facts about alcohol, drugs, and safer sex practices. Additionally, there is a discussion on the consequences of high risk drinking and the available resources. This workshop takes approximately 45 minutes to facilitate.
  • Stress Management- This workshop will define terms, help identify stressors, and teach techniques that can help manage stress. This workshop takes approximately 40 minutes to facilitate.
  • Sleep- This workshop addresses myths and facts of sleeping, sleep deprivation, sleep cycles, and provides tips to help improve sleeping habits. This workshop takes approximately 40 minutes to facilitate.
  • Body Image- This workshop challenges a person’s perception on beauty and body image. It helps individuals examine societal, cultural and media factors, and their own beliefs that help contribute to body image and their behavior changes as result of those factors. This workshop takes approximately 30 minutes to facilitate.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI)- This workshop addresses the difference between sexually transmitted disease and sexually transmitted infections, the risk associated with unprotected sex, and preventative measures that can be taken to decrease your risk of STIs. This workshop takes 20 minutes to facilitate
  • Alcohol Workshop- This workshop includes activities that cover the standard drink size, BAC, signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, and some risks associated with drinking. This workshop takes 30 minutes to facilitate.
  • Drug Workshop- This workshop covers opioid use, both illicit opioids and prescribed opioids, and how the impact these drugs can have on person’s life. This workshop takes 15-20 minutes to facilitate.
  • Hazing Bystander Intervention- It's a 60 minute presentation on identifying hazing, how to be an active bystander in a hazing situation, and the resources to help.

What is Safe Zone?

Safe Zone is a message to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) and Ally students and colleagues that this is a safe place where one may be open about their identity without fear.  This space hereby respects all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.  If a person decides to display the Safe Zone placard, it signifies that the person has participated in a training workshop to increase awareness and sensitivity to LGBTI and ally issues and is one who can serve as a referral/resource person.


The Campus Activities Center conducts Safe Zone workshops periodically.  Requests are accepted.  The workshop is three hours long or can be broken up into two 90 minute sessions.  Workshops are limited to 15 participants, but exceptions can be made.  After completing the workshop, participants have the opportunity to request a Safe Zone placard. 

Contact Us

Taylor Panczer

Taylor Panczer
Program Coordinator
Prevention & Wellness

Campus Activities
109 Overman Student Center

(620) 235-4795

Contact Taylor