Wellness Topic Areas
Resources and programming are provided on a variety of topics that impact student success, including:
- Physical Health: We aim to help students improve their physical health and prevent disease by providing education on best healthcare practices, hygiene, illness prevention, and the impacts of physical activity and sleep.
- Nutrition: We aim to help students access affordable food options, make healthy food choices, and engage in mindful eating practices. We offer education on intuitive eating, nutritional food choices, portion control, meal planning and preparation, and addressing food insecurity.
- Sexual Health: We believe that individuals should have the right to information and resources to help make informed decisions, without shame or judgement. We offer information on sexual health care, contraception methods, STI prevention and screenings, pregnancy, the importance of consent.
- Alcohol and Other Drugs: We believe that it is important for individuals to have access to accurate information to make informed decisions and help those around them. We provide information on the effects and impacts of the use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, prescription, and illicit drugs, as well as harm reduction strategies to reduce the risks for college students.
- Stress Management: We believe it is important for individuals to learn skills to help them better deal with stress and difficulties. We offer workshops information on stress management and relaxation strategies, sleep hygiene, time management, effective study strategies, gaming balance, and financial planning.
- Resiliency and Coping Strategies: Resilience and the ability to cope are key components to student success. We aim to equip students to cope with challenges, adversity, and trauma, as well as help them learn and grow from their experiences. Skills and strategies are provided on the of building adaptability, optimism, self-confidence, personal identity and values, anger management, self-care, and positive social engagement. We also offer workshops on suicide risk factors, warning signs, and effective responses.
- Violence Prevention: Violence is a serious public health problem that can leave lasting physical and psychological impacts. Wellness and Health Promotion Services is leading our campus toward a violence-free future by providing information on related safety, bystander violence intervention, sexual assault and consent, dating and domestic violence, stalking, harassment, survivor support, and healthy relationship skills. Our goal is to help survivors, friends, loved ones, and allies find the information and resources they need to help us end violence before it happens.
- Health Equity and Inclusion: We are dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have equal access to quality care in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and affirmative environment. We also aim to ensure that no one is disadvantaged due to abilities, age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, identities, religious beliefs, social position, statuses, backgrounds, and other demographics. We strive to advocate for social justice and become change agents to underserved, marginalized, and at-risk populations and reduce disparities and stigmas.