Row: Robert Moore North (Well House)
Crothers, Toyon, 620 Mayfield, 650 Mayfield, Durand, Hammarskjöld, Kappa Sigma, Pluto, Robert Moore North (Well House), Roth and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A
Substance Free and Wellness
We want to create a substance-free undergraduate residential community and experience based on the theme of wellness. This provides an environment for students to learn and practice holistic approaches to physical, mental, and emotional health: The Well House or “The Well.” The values of the substance-free community are connection, equity, belonging, authenticity, and vulnerability and humility. Students living at The Well need to commit to live substance free and actively promote an environment based upon the respect and care for others in the community.
Ryelee and Noel both come to Stanford with a background in health promotion, addiction recovery, and mental health. Ryelee Vest currently works as a program coordinator for the National Institute of Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network through Stanford’s Western States Node. She has worked extensively on issues relating to trauma, substance use, and suicide prevention among college students. Dr. Noel Vest is a postdoc in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab where he studies issues relating to addiction science. Noel also identifies as a person in long-term recovery substance use disorder. He has been involved in the recovery program, Cardinal Recovery, since its inception in 2020. The couple has been married since 2016 and they are both products of Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
- Ralph Castro, Associate Dean of Students & Director, Office of Substance Use Programs, Education & Resources (SUPER), Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Mark DiPerna, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs and University Counsel, Dean of Students Office, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Darrell Green III, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students Office, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Keith Humphreys, PhD, Esther Ting Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Jim Jacobs, MD, PhD, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Vaden Health Center, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and, by courtesy, of Emergency Medicine
- Delaynie Koenig-Baldwin, Substance-Free Community Engagement Coordinator, Office of Substance Use Programs, Education & Resources (SUPER)
- Corey Lamb '23, undergraduate, Cardinal Recovery Program Assistant, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Anna Lembke, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Mark McGovern, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and, by courtesy, the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Bina Patel, MD, Director, Counseling & Psychological Service and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Guru Prabhakara '04, alum, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
- Noel Vest, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Well House Resident Fellow, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
Requirements to Qualify for Pre-Assignment
Pre-assignment to The Well Substance-Free and Wellness house will be open to any undergraduate student (including transfers), regardless of major, sophomore through senior that demonstrates a strong commitment for substance-free and wellness living.
Acceptance into this housing option (The Well) is contingent upon the completion of the pre-assignment application and the commitment on the part of applicants and their guests to agree to honor and adhere to substance-free living parameters and house rules.
Requirements if Pre-Assigned
Pre-assigned students will be expected to complete the following:
- Residents will not use, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or other illegal substances while they live in The Well. Residents will also not misuse or abuse legal substances and/or prescription drugs.
- Residents will ensure that all guests adhere completely to the substance-free community parameters regarding use and possession.
- Residents will actively participate in creating and sustaining a substance-free and wellness community.
- Residents will be active members of The Well community and agree to regularly participate in events, lectures and programs.
- Residents will actively help support house activities/programs and aid in planning and implementation.