Fall 2014 Events

For details on our events please call (845) 341-4870. Check back frequently as events and details are added.


Domestic violence is everyone's problem as it affects our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and families. It knows no boundaries; sex, age, class, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status provide no protection. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take a moment to learn the facts. Knowledge is the most powerful way to stop the violence. For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

  • On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in
    the United States. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men.
  • Approximately 33 million (15%) of all U.S. adults admit they have been a victim of domestic violence.
  • Six in ten adults claim they know someone personally who has experienced domestic violence.
  • One in four women is the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • Women 18-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • One in five children report witnessing a family assault during their lifetime.

The Empty Chair Project

October 27-31

The Empty Chair Project is a week-long event to help raise awareness and prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence in our communities.  During the week of October 27-31, 20 folding chairs will be assembled in the lobbies of Kaplan Hall and Rowley Center for Science and Engineering. They represent the 20 people each hour who become victims of domestic violence in the US. Each chair holds information about domestic violence and its impact on our society. For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

Reproductive Life Planning - A Women's Issue

The Orange County Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative will be on both campuses this fall to provide education and outreach to women regarding their reproductive health and life planning. This includes information on women's health such as nutrition, health insurance, immunizations, contraception, and prenatal care. All women of childbearing age are encouraged to visit their info tables.

Middletown - Shepard Center Cafeteria

  • Wednesday, October 29, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Monday, November 10, 10 am -12 pm
  • Wednesday, November 19, 10 am - 12 pm

Newburgh - Kaplan Lobby

  • Thursday, October 30, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Thursday, November 6, 10 am -12 pm
  • Thursday November 29, 10 am -12 pm

Healthy Relationships - A Peer Support Group

Please join the Wellness Center and the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc. for an informational meeting about Healthy Relationships and joining the Healthy Relationships Peer Support Group on the Middletown campus. This group is scheduled to meet monthly and will provide a safe forum for members to talk about healthy relationships. New members meet with staff prior to joining the group. For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.



  • 09/29/2014 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Library room 221
  • 10/27/2014 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Library room 221 
  • 11/24/2014 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Library room 221 


  • 09/25/2014 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Tower building conference room 509 
  • 10/23/2014 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Tower building conference room 509
  • 11/20/2014 1: 00 PM-2:00 PM Tower building conference room 509

New York Blood Center Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 28, 10 am - 4 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

For an appointment please call (845) 341-4870. Not sure? Walk-ins are always welcome.

Recent Events

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 21, 10 am - 4 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, Middletown

For an appointment please call (845) 341-4870. Not sure? Walk-ins are always welcome.

Celebrating Mental Wellness with Golden Gate Bridge Attempted Suicide Survivor Kevin Hines

Monday, October 20, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm, Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

There will be a live broadcast feed in Middletown's Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, 010 Forum, for those unable to travel to Newburgh.

After surviving a suicidal jump from the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines has become one of the most sought after speakers on the subjects of suicide prevention and mental health awareness. He has reached millions of people as he travels the world, spreading his belief in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well "maybe not everyday, but certainly most days." He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir "Cracked...Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt." He is currently in preproduction for a documentary about his life and life's work, "Cracked Not Broken, The Kevin Hines Story." He was featured in the film "The Bridge." He has touched millions of readers and listeners through hundreds of media interviews and appearances. Thousands of people have reached out to him expressing thanks for his message of hope. To learn more about Kevin Hines please visit KevinHinesStory.com We recommend you reserve a seat for this event. Please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

Annual Wellness Fair

Thursday, October 2, 10 am - 2 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

Stop by to  meet representatives and gather information from many Orange County health agencies, including the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Planned Parenthood, Safe Homes of Orange County, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., Maternal Infant Services Network, 511 Rideshare, Veterans Affairs, and several local health insurance providers. No cost.

Get the Test! Free HIV Quick Tests

Thursday, October 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wellness Center, Shepard Center, MDT and Room 322, Kaplan Hall, NBG 

Free, confidential, anonymous HIV Quick Tests (results in 20 minutes!) For more info or an appointment call 341-4870. Not sure?  Walk-ins are always welcome. 

What's in Your Drink?

Thursday, September 11, 11 am - 1 pm, Shepard Center Cafeteria

Friday, September 12  from 11 am to 1 pm, Hudson View Café

Think Your Drink! So many beverages are out there for our consumption: soda, energy drinks, vitamin drinks.  Some of these drinks appear “healthy,” but it is our job as consumers to become Label Detectives and find out what we’re really putting into our bodies. During I-Connect Week please join the Wellness Center and Cornell Cooperative Extension for an interactive fun activity to find out what’s hiding in those “healthy” drinks and learn how you can become a Label Detective.

Student Health 101

Thursday, September 11, 11 am - 1 pm, Shepard Center Cafeteria 

Friday, September 12, 11 am - 1 pm, Hudson View Café

In a recent survey, half of all college students said they’d been so stressed at times they couldn’t get their work done or enjoy social activities. SUNY Orange is committed to helping students reach their goals and be successful in college. The Wellness Center provides support and assistance for students in handling stress and other issues to ensure a positive and productive college experience. Short term, confidential counseling is available as well as other wellness services on campus. Stop by our information table and meet the college’s Wellness Center Counselors and Mental Health Liaison. Information will also be available on stress management, healthy relationships, alcohol and substances, as well as suicide prevention.

The Clothesline Project

Tuesday, September 9, 10 am to 2 pm outside Morrison Hall

Thursday, September 11, 10 am to 2 pm, Kaplan Lobby  

Who knew a simple cotton T-shirt could hold such power?

The Clothesline Project is a dramatic display that calls for an end to violence against women. Survivors of abuse and violence tell their stories on T-shirts, which are then publicly exhibited in a colorful show of solidarity that dispels the myths about violence against women, and spreads powerful messages of recovery and hope. Offered in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc.

Questions About Health Insurance? Ask the Young Invincibles

Monday, September 8, 2 pm - 4 pm, BT Lobby

Tuesday, September 9, 9 am - 11 am, Kaplan Lobby. 

College students frequently have questions about health insurance: Am I still covered under my parents' plan? Where can I find low-cost/no-cost insurance? Do I qualify? How do I sign up?

If you have similar questions take a moment to meet The Young Invincibles during I-Connect Week. The Young Invincibles is a national organization representing the interests of 18 to 34 year-olds, including health care and the Affordable Care Act.  For more information please visit their website.

New York Blood Center Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry

Tuesday, July 29, 10 am - 4 pm

Great Room, Kaplan, Hall, NBG

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 6, 10 am - 2 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MT