Health Promotion Initiatives

Through the National College Health Assessment, we’ve identified the following priorities on campus and implement health promotion programs within these areas, including:

1. General Wellness: Nutrition & Physical Activity - Educating students about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Current Initiatives within this category include:

  • STEP-tember (September physical activity promotion campaign)
  • National Nutrition Month (March)
  • Drop-in general health education sessions

2. Sexual Health & Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention: Educating students about sexual health and safer sex practices.

Current Initiatives within this category include:

  • Condom Demonstrations
  • World AIDS Day (December 1st)
  • Sexual Responsibility Month (February)

3. Stress Management & Mental Health: Educating students about managing daily stressors, understanding the importance of mental health, decrease stigma for students seeking mental illness treatment, and prevent student suicide.

Current Initiatives within this category include:

  • Stanislaus Student Mental Wellness Partnership (SMWP): The SMWP is a community coalition that aims to provide training on early identification of mental health issues in students, build protective factors using positive approaches to self-care and campus safety, and collaborate with stakeholders to develop effective screening and referral process for students in need.
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training

4. Substance Misuse Prevention: Educating students about drinking responsibly and the effects of high-risk drinking and drug use.

Current Initiatives within this category include:

  • Stanislaus State Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Committee: The ATOD committee reviews campus policies pertaining to substance use and misuse and oversees the reporting process for the Biennial Alcohol Review to comply with the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Community Act.  
  • Safe Campus Committee: The Safe Campus Committee organizes educational programing around sexual assault prevention and alcohol poisoning prevention.
  • Educating students about alcohol poisoning prevention through the Aware, Awake, Alive program.
  • Warriors Up At Night late-night alternative programming
  • Great American SmokeOut (3rd Thursday in November)
  • Earth Day Cigarette Butt Hunt/Clean-Up
  • “Drop the Drugs” prescription drug disposal event (once each semester, dates TBA)

See our outreach calendar for a list of our current programming.