Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Services (PAWS)
Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Services (PAWS) helps students achieve academic success and personal growth, establish healthy relationships, and realize well-being by providing direct support and connection to appropriate University and community resources. We seek to create a safe, healthy, compassionate, and enriching environment for all students and members of the SUNY Fredonia community.
This comprehensive program coordinates initiatives; facilitates collaboration; provides training, advocacy, and intervention services; and educational opportunities in the following areas:
Alcohol and other drugs
Rape and sexual assault
Relationship issues including dating and domestic violence
Stalking and harassment
PAWS provides advocacy and support for Fredonia students that are survivors of interpersonal violence (rape, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and harassment). We can answer questions, be someone to talk to, offer emotional support, and provide referrals. You can make an appointment with the PAWS office at the Counseling Center by calling the office at 716-673-3424, or emailing the PAWS coordinator at Julie.Bezek@fredonia.edu.