Description of Programs

Alcohol and Marijuana Education Programs:

Most of the education programs are developed and presented by our peer health educators. Alcohol programs address specific issues related to college drinking. Programs are engaging and provide recent student behavior data and strategies to help students make healthy choices. Marijuana programs engage students in open dialogues regarding Maryland Laws, university policy, addiction and relevant effects like “Amotivational Syndrome”.

Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness:

Peer health educators plan red zone awareness campaigns which include: Poster campaign, tabling, Red Flag Activity, and the S.T.A.R. (Stop the Abuse in Relationships) educational program.

Healthy Relationships:

Students perform a few assessments to determine their level of health in a relationship. Learn warning signs of an unhealthy relationship and tips about maintaining healthy ones.

Other Wellness Topics:

Peer Health Educators also address other wellness topics. Typically, stress, nutrition, sleep and mental health seem to be the most popular options. If you need a peer health educator to present a program, feel free to contact the center.

What’s in your Cup?

This alcohol education program address high risk drinking and alcohol equivalency. Many first year students fall into the trap of high alcohol volume drinking and suffer negative consequences like alcohol poisoning, hangovers and sexual assault. This program helps students lower their risk behaviors and increase protective factors.

It’s Ok not to be Ok:

This mental health program addresses anxiety, depression and stress and helps break down stereotypes and supports students who maybe experiencing mental health challenges. It is also a great way to learn how to reach out to roommates or friends with mental health issues.

Sleep, Sex & Substance Abuse:

Alcohol is not the only college health issue on campus. This program helps students make healthy choices and engages students in preventing high risk situations.

Be the 1 Bystander Care Intervention:

Ever notice how large groups of people stand by as innocent victims struggle? Most people are ambivalent and feel they should not get involved. Be the 1 teaches students how to get involved without causing harm to yourself. This nationally recognized program is designed for two audiences. The one hour program is the bystander care intervention education program. The two-hour version is a “train the trainer” program.

Perception IQ:

Most students typically overestimate the amount of unhealthy behaviors that takes place on a college campus. PIQ challenges those misperceptions in a very high energy and engaging format. You may be surprised to learn that MOST Bobcats are making healthy choices!