Outreach


Health Promotion and Wellness Services offers a variety of outreach options, designed to educate students and provide information about several health related issues. If you would like to request a presentation of any of the topics listed, please Request a Presenter. For resources and information about Residence Life, please see the bottom of this page.

 

Alcohol and other Drugs: Risk Reduction Strategies

Reduce the Risk: This program is designed to help students identify the negative and harmful consequences of high-risk alcohol use. It acknowledges that abstinence from alcohol is the safest option, although not always the most acceptable choice for students. The program focuses on harm reduction as opposed to a “just say no” approach. The presenters approach this topic in a fun, interactive, positive, and intellectually stimulating manner.

Social Norms (How do perceptions and norms impact drinking?): This program is designed to help students recognize the difference between distorted realities of drinking amounts among peers and the actual amount of drinking occurring among peers.

E-CHUG: This program reveals what drinking typically looks like on a college campus. The program is designed to increase awareness about “typical” drinking behaviors and habits, and the negative consequences associated with alcohol abuse.

 

Interpersonal Violence

Safe Harbor: This program is designed to outline resources available through the sexual assault advocate program on the Auburn University campus. The program provides information about how to report to Safe Harbor, and what can advocate can do for a survivor. This program serves all Auburn students. 

 

Academic Health

Creating and Managing Good Habits: This program is designed to educate and encourage healthy habits to those dealing with academic stress. The goal of the program is to create better rested, nourished, and motivated students by teaching them how to manage their study, sleeping and eating habits.

 

Auburn Men and Women: Health and Wellness

Men’s Health: This program is designed to increase awareness of men-specific issues and the importance of health risks and preventative measures.

Women’s Health: This program designed to increase awareness of women-specific issues and the importance of health risks and preventative measures.

AUsome Health and Wellness: This program is designed to increase awareness about general health issues such as sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress, etc. The program provides simple tips aimed at increasing general health, ranging from tips about attending class to improving social life.

 

Bystander Intervention

StepUp!: This program is an interactive presentation designed around a topic of the leader or organization's choice or as a general session.  These sessions educate participants about how to "StepUp!" in a problematic and potentially dangerous situation. Presentations in the past have been both general and specific.  For more inforamtion, visit the StepUp! website Examples of topical presentations include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Sexual Assault/Education
  • Academics
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Disordered Eating
  • Gambling
  • Hazing
  • Relationship Abuse

 

Sexual Health and Wellness

Women's Sexual Health: This session focuses on self-care and learning about the physical and emotional aspects of being or not being sexually active. Contraception and sexually transmitted infection prevention are covered in detail.  Women are given the opportunity to ask anymous questions to the presenters.

Men's Sexual Health: In this program, men are educated on preventing sexually transmitted infections, consent, and postponing fatherhood.  Whether sexually active or not, participants are encouraged to ask candid questions about sex.

LGBT Health: This program provides an overview of the health concerns specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Topics covered include sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, and mental health.