The staff in Outreach Education foster students' academic and personal success by increasing discussion, examining issues and exploring the underlying contexts of key health behaviors. Our aim is to support and encourage the university community and individual students to think critically about healthy decision-making. Our objective is to prepare individuals and groups to take meaningful action to reduce negative, and increase positive, health-related behavior. This objective is accomplished through individual consultation, prevention efforts, and educational outreach to the university community.
Location: Wellness Center, Weygand Hall 1048
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MyStudentBody Essentials (Required Course)
MyStudentBody Essentials is a comprehensive, evidence-based online prevention program, aimed at reducing the risk of drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students. Incoming first year students will receive an email in early September outlining the process for completing the course. Students must pass the Essentials course with a grade of 70% or better in order to fulfill the requirement.
The mission of the BSU Peer Educators is to empower students to make informed decisions with regard to alcohol, drugs and related health and social issues. The Peer Educators are selected through an interview process and receive training to educate other BSU students. They provide engaging inclusive and informative events, workshops, and awareness campaigns around issues faced by BSU students, serving to connect students to university and community resources. In addition to special event programming, Peer Educators provide programs on request to the campus community. Programs have been conducted for BSU student clubs and organizations, athletic teams, commuters and resident students.
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