Peer educators tabling on campus.
Peer educators tabling on campus.

The following programs are provided free of charge, locally upon request. The Health Educators and/or the student Peer Health Educators will present for UWG, other campuses, local middle and high schools. The programs are also available for community and civic organizations.

Presentations can be adjusted to address certain special groups such as athletes, women, men, LGBTQ+ community, first-year students etc.

If you want to schedule a class please select Schedule a Presentation and if you have any questions or concerns you can email rking@westga.edu.

Program Topics

Alcohol Awareness

General Information about alcohol, higher risk drinking, and risk reduction. This presentation helps the audience understand absorption factors, signs of alcohol poisoning, and how to react to reduce negative outcomes of alcohol poisoning or alcohol abuse. Information on campus and emergency resources are provided.

Marijuana and Other Drugs

This presentation currently addresses the use of medical versus recreational marijuana as well as the use of other drugs on campus.

Got Consent?

This presentation discusses what consent is and what non-consent/sexual assault is. It gives the audience tools to give and get consent as well as services available to those who have had their consent violated. It discusses coercion, sexual pleasure & communication

Bystander Intervention: Who’s Gonna Howl?

This presentation discusses ways that people can become active bystanders in preventing sexual assault, alcohol and drug abuse, and other harmful or risky situations.

Healthy Relationships

This presentation will discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships; how to have a healthy relationship; and how to help someone in an unhealthy relationship.

Sexual Assault Prevention

This presentation covers aspects of both the consent presentation and the bystander presentation for a comprehensive look at sexual violence and sexual assault prevention.

HIV Testing Event
Peer Educators promoting the Free HIV Testing event.

Safer

This presentation covers risks of sexual intercourse as well as how to prevent those risks. This covers safer sex tips, condoms, sexually transmitted infections & diseases.

Condom Bingo

This presentation covers a wide variety of topics relating to sexuality, safer sex, history of sexuality & sexually transmitted infections & diseases.

Free HIV Testing

UWG Health Services and Health Education partners with AID Atlanta to provide free HIV testing twice per year. AID Atlanta uses the INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test, which is a rapid in-vitro qualitative test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Type 2. This rapid test allows students to quickly and conveniently take an HIV/AIDS test with full discretion in AID Atlanta's mobile testing unit. Results are delivered within minutes and resources are available for both positive and negative tests. Participants also receive other health education resources, as well as free condoms and merchandise.

Health and Wellness Week (Fall)

The week before homecoming, we offer a week of programming around our five main health topics to educate and remind students of how to be their healthiest and safest self on campus. This event ends with our fall Wellness Expo.

Health and Wellness Week (Fall)

The week before homecoming, we offer a week of programming around our five main health topics to educate and remind students of how to be their healthiest and safest self on campus. This event ends with our fall Wellness Expo.

Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project raises awareness for interpersonal violence.

The Clothesline Project

During the first part of October, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to raise awareness for interpersonal violence through making t-shirts to share their stories OR messages of support to other survivors.

National Alcohol Awareness Week

During the end of October, this week of activities includes a “drunk obstacle course” featuring Fatal Vision Alcohol Impairment (“drunk”) Goggles.

Health and Safety Week (Spring)

The week before spring break, we offer a week of programming around our five main health topics to educate and remind students of how to be healthy and safe over the semester and spring break.

Take Back the Night

Partnering with the Take Back the Night Foundation to host an event that contributes to creating safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness and education. This usually takes place in March or April.

 

Interested in Collaboration?

We love to collaborate with students organizations, campus and community partners. In the past, we have collaborated with the following on a variety of events:

  • Responsible Sexuality Committee: Faculty, staff, and students work together to identify, educate, and support the campus community about sexual health
  • Residence Assistant Training: Working with Residence Life, RAs are trained in areas of general health & wellness to better serve our students who live on campus.
  • Student Orientation: Future students and families are informed about the many services provided through Health Services and the Health Education program.
  • First Year Seminar: The Health Education staff and Peer Health Educators deliver a variety of programs to the first-year classes to help them adopt healthy behaviors early on in their college careers.
  • University Recreation (UREC): Located in the Campus Center, this combination of staff and student staff combine to form an amazing team dedicated to improving student engagement.
  • Counseling Center: The Counseling Center, located in Row Hall, provides free, confidential counseling and support services to all enrolled UWG students. Health Education and Peer Education work together with counseling to increase student awareness and promote positive mental health for students.
  • Center for Student Involvement (CSI): They work to actively engaged every student in the UWG and greater community. CSI hosts over 150 students organizations.