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 drinking.
- Women and Alcohol: This presentation is to inform women about the consumption of alcohol and its effects on our bodies. We show how alcohol is metabolized differently and the risks of increased addiction, physical illnesses, family problems, and increased violence.
- Alcohol and the Athlete: This 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 students.
- Marijuana: Discuss short and long term consequences and the normalization by the media.
- Other illegal drugs/Prescription medication abuse: Drugs frequently abused by students (including Adderall).
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 transmitted 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 topics such as contraception, STDs/STIs, sexual assault, and the 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 and body image influenced by social trappings can affect 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-destruction physically and academically. This interactive power point presentation looks at student sleep habits, the importance of sleep, and how it is important for the success of college students.
Campus-wide Activities Include:
- National Alcohol Awareness Week (October): Activities are provided throughout the day and evening and offer information for passive and active learning. Frequently, extra credit is offered by faculty/staff for student attendance.
- Health and Safety Week: The week before Spring Break we increase awareness of high risk behaviors that might put students at risk while on break. National speakers deliver alcohol programs while Health Education works with other departments and student organizations to provide more comprehensive programming.
- Nationally Recognized Speakers: Speakers are invited to campus to present on a variety of topics including but not limited to addiction, sexual violence, and other current health issues. Offered 1-2 times per semester, with extra credit frequently offered by faculty.
- Responsible Sexuality Committee: Faculty, staff, and students work together to identify, educate, and support the campus community about sexual issues.
- Sexual Assault Response Team: Team of faculty, staff, and campus police that assess occurrences of acute sexual assaults. The committee evaluates the frequency of assaults and develops new strategies for addressing the issue.
- Residence Assistant Training: Working with Residence Life, RAs are trained in areas of general health & wellness with a focus on alcohol awareness and responsibility.
- Student Orientation: Future students and families are informed about the many services provided through Health Services and the Health Education program.
- UWG 1101 Course Presentations: The Health Education staff and Peer Health Educators deliver a variety of programs to the freshmen UWG 1101 classes.