Sigma Alpha Epsilon offers a helping hand in times of stress to students


Luis Olguin | The Poly Post

On Dec. 7, Sigma Alpha Epsilon President Jonathan Hong held a stress management fair at the Bronco Student Center for students.  

All students were welcomed and invited to join Greek Life and the wellness center in learning on how to relax and keep a healthy lifestyle throughout finals. Students were able to meet the organization members of Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. While also taking advantage of free food, there were freebies such as sleep masks and hand massagers. There were also free board games like Uno or Catchphrase where students were welcome to play with. There was also drawing and coloring books available to help students destress.  

This was Hong’s first time creating and hosting a stress management workshop for students. He wasn’t alone in the process, however, as he sought aid from his brothers and sisters from Greek Life. As well, he obtained aid from the faculty of the Bronco Wellness Center. The Poly Pantry was of great assistance to help make this workshop possible.  

“I love doing events like this where we all come together, because at the end of the day we are all college students that stress with finals, work, and anything like that,” said Hong.    

The wellness center offered various strategies and activities on how to manage stress as well as systems to properly aid a student with a heavy workload. Other strategies involved ways to help students stay active and healthy. The “My Plate” strategy is a food management plan that helps people balance their items to maintain a healthy diet.