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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 in the Well House need to commit to live substance free and actively promote an environment based upon the respect and care for others in the community. The Well House is located within Robert Moore North. 

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Requirements to Qualify

Theme Requirements

Pre-assignment to the Well 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 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.

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Theme Requirements, Continued

Requirements of Residents

All residents will be held to following expectations

  1. Residents will not use, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or other illegal substances while they live in the Well House. Residents will also not misuse or abuse legal substances and/or prescription drugs.
  2. Residents will ensure that all guests adhere completely to the substance-free community parameters regarding use and possession.
  3. Residents will actively participate in creating and sustaining a substance-free and wellness community.
  4. Residents will be active members of the Well House community and agree to regularly participate in events, lectures and programs.
  5. Residents will actively help support house activities/programs and aid in planning and implementation.
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Leadership Team

  • 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 and Deputy Dean of Students, 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
  • Corey Lamb '22, Cardinal Recovery Program Coordinator, Office of Substance Use Programs, Education & Resources (SUPER), 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
  • Jessica McDaniels, Substance Use Education Advisor, Office of Substance Use Programs, Education & Resources (SUPER)
  • 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, Well House Resident Fellow, Cardinal Recovery Advisory Board Member
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The Well House is located in...

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Branner, Crothers, Toyon, 620 Mayfield, 1035 Campus, Durand, Hammarskjöld, Roth, Well House, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A Duan Family Hall

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For more information about Robert Moore North and other self-op residences visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website