The Well's Awards and Recognition


Recognition at the national, state, and campus level

  • 2023-2024 SAFE Project’s Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy

    Congratulations to The Well Student Staff Christian Lowe he was selected to be part of SAFE Project’s  Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy.

  • 2023-2024 Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee

    The Well student staff Joann Oommen has been selected to represent UCR in Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee. 

  • UC Chicanx/Latinx Leadership Summit

    Congratulations to Marisol Torres and Daniel Lopez Salas on being selected to participate in the 2023 UC Chicanx/Latinx Leadership Summit hosted by UC Riverside

  • Roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Education

    The Well was selected from the entire nation to participate in a roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

  • Staff Assembly - March 2022 Get Recognized Award

    Interim Co-Director Marisol Torres, received this award for her great leadership. 

  • 2020 Outstanding Peer Education Program Award NASPA

    Award-winning Sex Week- 2020 Outstanding Peer Education Program Award NASPA, Golden ARCHES Sex Week

  • STAR Awards

    Dr. Connie Marmolejo, Daniel Lopez-Salas and Marisol Torres have all been recipients of STAR (Staff Appreciation and Recognition) Awards.

    Connie received a STAR award in 2023 for her work in Mental Health Allies.

    Daniel received a STAR award in 2022 for his leadership in the Health, Well-being and Safety fair and a second STAR award in 2023 for Power of the Peers.

    Marisol was recipient of 2 STAR awards in 2019  in recognition of Enjoy the Experience campaign with ASPB, and PPGA Wellness Express Vending Machine Project and one STAR award in 2023 for her work in recovery and opioid overdose prevention.

Current Projects

  • Well-being Improvement Survey for Higher Education Setting (WISHES)

    The Well is launching a brief Well-being Improvement Survey for Higher Education Setting (WISHES) to provide timely and actionable data to adapt and improve institutional norms, structures, and processes so all students can thrive and flourish. We will launch the survey two times per quarter, and a data dashboard will be created and located under the Health Well-being and Safety Organization Website as a collective impact initiative for the entire organization.  

  • Okanagan Charter Adoption Process

    As part of an international effort to become a Health-Promoting University, Marisol Torres is leading efforts for UCR to adopt the Okanagan Charter

  • Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strips

    The Well, in collaboration with UC Police and Safety, is leading efforts in providing access and education on Naloxone and fentanyl test strips in order to help prevent opioid overdose. The Well is taking a lead in Naloxone distribution efforts starting Fall 2023 and in community partnerships and education.

  • 2022-23 Mental Health Allies Initiative * Collaboration with CAPS

    Academic year long program: The Mental Health Allies Initiative is built upon the Collective Impact Model (CIM) utilized to make a sustainable change on the UCR campus.  The Mental Health Allies grow more confident in sharing information related to common signs of distress, mental health and well-being resources on campus, and advising colleagues (and students) on appropriate.


  • 2022-23 Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal

    The Well, CAPS and Health Well-being & Safety Division Leadership are helping lead this effort:


    This project aims to help fund proposals focusing on UCR prevention, promotion, and health education programs dedicated to instilling healthy behaviors and recognizing and responding to high-risk behaviors across the campus community. Applicants can receive $10,000 -$25,000 max. 



Grants & Proposals


  • Journal of American College Health

    Dr. Marmolejo, published a manuscript on "Examining the association of student mental health and food security with college GPA"

  • Health Promotion Practices. 2023

    The role of anti-racist community partnership in providing restorative circles to marginalized communities in California ; Dr. Marmolejo worked on this manuscript under the director of Dr. Evelyn Vazquez, SOM

  • Community Report

    Vázquez, E. Zimmer, A., Marmolejo, C., Avalos, D., Ayala Duarte, A.G., Bautista, L., Pallares Perez, M., Vergara, S., Moreira, J., Da Silva Zacarias, L., Cheney, A. M. and the Restorative Circles Project. (2023). Improving Mental Health in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Community Report.

Conference Presentations