The following programs are provided free of charge locally upon request. The Health Educators and/or the student Peer Health Educators will present for other campuses, local middle and high schools. The programs are also available for community and civic organizations.
Alcohol and other addictive drugs:
- Alcohol Awareness: General information about alcohol and high risk drinking. Helping students to discover personal boundaries, and how to recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning. Information is provided about accessing the emergency system and campus resources for problematic drinkin.
- Women and Alcohol: The presentation is to inform women about the consumption of alcohol and its effects on our bodies. We show how the alcohol is metabolized differently and the risks of increased addiction, physical illnesses, family problems, increased violence.
- Alcohol and the Athlete: The presentation explores how alcohol alters the performance level of the athlete.
- Alcohol and Marketing: How does advertising normalize alcohol consumption? Focusing on the marketers targeting younger student.
- Marijuana - Discuss short and long term consequences, the normalization by the media.
- Other illegal drugs/Prescription medications abuse: Drugs frequently abused by students (including Adderal
Sexual Assault/Violence Prevention:
- Got CONSENT? This presentation delivers a straight forward message about what constitutes sexual assault, the voice of consent and how to express it. Students learn how to respond and become aware of campus resources for assistance.
- Wolf Pack Mentality-Who is going to "howl"? This response technology presentation helps students recognize the reality of bystander behavior and how to become more aware, more responsible and more prepared to respond in risky situations.
Reality Show featuring Sexual Health This Peer led presentation uses clicker response technology and interactive activities to look at the reality of sexually transmited diseases and infections along with ways to practice responsible, safe sex. Participants learn about the services and resources provided by Health Services.
Condom Bingo Peer Educators will lead this bingo-styled question and answer discussion game regarding various sexual health issues such as contraception, STDs/STIs, sexual assault and importance of healthy relationships.
General Health & Wellness:
Wolf Wellness-a Balancing Act!- This interactive presentation involves a brief personal lifestyle reflection and look at future goals with attention to the Wolf Wellness six dimension model and how to achieve better balance in each area for future success.
Nutrition Basics 101- This practical presentation shares helpful information for eating healthier and avoiding the typical trappings of college life fast food & junk food.
Disordered Eating- A look at the reality of eating disorders and how self-esteem/body image influenced by social trappings can influence college students. UWG resources and avenues of support will be shared.
Snoozing for Success-The illusive chase for sleep in college that can lead to self-sestruction physically and accademically. This interactive power point presentation looks at student sleep habits and informs what Science says about the importance of sleep and how college students need it to be successful!
Campus-wide Activities Include:
- National Alcohol Awareness Week (October) ---provide activities throughout the day and extending into the evening. Activities offer information for passive and active learning. Frequently, extra credit is offered by the faculty/staff for student attendance.
- Health and Safety Week: The week before Spring Break increases awareness of high risk behaviors that might put students at risk while on break. National speakers deliver alcohol programs, Health Education works with other departments and student organizations to provide more comprehensive programming.
- Nationally Recognized Speakers—offered 1-2 times each semester (extra credit frequently offered). The speakers may present on addiction issues, sexual violence problems, or any other current health issue.
- Responsible Sexuality Committee: Faculty, Staff, and Students work together identifying, educating, and supporting the campus community with sexual issues.
- Sexual Assault Response Team: Team of faculty, staff members, and campus police that assess occurrences of acute sexual assaults. The committee evaluates frequency of assaults and develops new strategies for addressing the issu.
- Residence Assistant Training: Working with Residence Life RAs are trained in areas of general health & wellness with a focus on alcohol awareness and responsibilit.
- Student Orientation: Future students and families are informed about the many services provided through Health Services and the Health Education progra.
- 1101 Course Presentations: The Health Education staff and Peer Health Educators deliver a variety of programs to the Freshmen 1101 classes.