12 people with Golden ARCHES t-shirts standing in front of the Rivera Library arches, smiling and posing in a straight line


Advocating Responsible Choices through Health Education and Support

  • Golden ARCHES is a peer health education group at UC Riverside, focused on the topics of alcohol and other drugs, safe partying, sexual health, and nutrition & fitness.
  • Golden ARCHES believes in providing UC Riverside’s students with accurate and honest health information, skills, and resources, so students can make informed decisions that enhance their personal health and well-being.
  • Golden ARCHES peers are advocates for responsible decision-making when it comes to individuals’ health, and for creating a campus community that nurtures and supports these decisions.
  • Golden ARCHES peer educators gain valuable experience in health education programming, and serve as positive role models for their peers.

2022-2023 Team:

Student Staff:  

Programming Lead: Kaylie Wun

Marketing Lead: Desiree Lin

Metrics and Operations Lead: Jenelle Consignado

Outreach: Ethan Montilla

Golden ARCHES Advisor:

Marisol Torres, Interim Director & Health Educator III
 

Interested in some resources:

Request-a-program: If you would like to request one of our programs/workshops please visit this page

For individual condom requests:  If you would like to get sexual health supplies for yourself, you can make an appointment for individual use health suppliesor visit us during our walk-in hours in HUB 248.

For residential life sexual health supplies requests: If you are an RA and would like condoms for an event or for your residents you will need to request our peer educators to provide the education portion of our program or to table at your event. You can also request to meet with one of our professional health educators for a training. Please email thewell@ucr.edu at least two weeks in advance of event.

For individual period products: If you would like period products (tampons, pads or a menstrual cup) make an appointment for individual use health supplies  or visit us during walk-in hours in HUB 248. Menstrual cups are available through appointment link only. 

For residential life period products requests: If you are an RA and would like period products for an event or for your residents you will need to request our peer educators to provide the education portion of our program or to table at your event. You can also request to meet with one of our professional health educators for a training. Please email thewell@ucr.edu at least two weeks in advance of event.

2021-2022 Golden ARCHES Campus-Wide Efforts

14,535
condoms distributed
722
combined volunteer hours
over 1,000
Students reached through programs and events

Golden ARCHES Campaigns, Awards and Events

What we do?

  • Golden ARCHES peer health educators are frequently asked to provide educational presentations for groups of students on campus or in housing. These include presentations and discussions about safe partying, and sexual health & responsibility.
  • Golden ARCHES peers regularly do outreach and tabling events, where we promote healthy behaviors and choices, as well as promoting the other services and programs put on by The Well.
  • We work collaboratively with other peer groups and departments to bring UCR students health-related campaigns, services, and events. Recent examples include planning the Sexual Health Fair, tabling at Stress Recess, creating campaigns to display around campus.
  • Golden ARCHES peers also bring expert speakers to campus, in our main topic areas.
  • Golden ARCHES hosts the annual UCR Sex Week. This is a nationally- recognize, award-winning program.

How to get involved

Apply to be a peer health educator! Our Applications for the rest of 2022-2023 academic year are open. Apply at  Highlanderlink 

Other ways to get involved:

GA Testimonial

I love how accepting and caring everybody is in Golden ARCHES… I get to do something I like with people I like.
GA Volunteer
Golden ARCHES has connected me with friendly people who want to be involved in…health…education. I love the presentations we get to present to students on campus.
GA Volunteer
I love what y’all do for the school community and I am honored to assist with [Golden ARCHES] programs.
GA Volunteer