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Health Promotion & Education

The Colonial Health Center (CHC), serves to educate you to make informed and responsible decisions regarding your health and wellbeing. We are the university’s prevention and education resource for your overall health and wellness, including alcohol and other drug education. We foster a campus community that supports and empowers you to make healthy lifestyles choices at the George Washington University (GW).

Through peer education and collaboration with other service areas and departments on campus, we provide a myriad of services for students who may be at risk for substance misuse or addiction.

Health Promotion & Education services available at the CHC:

  • walk-in resource center fully equipped with books, brochures, DVDs, and information on alcohol and other drugs;
  • referrals for students in recovery;
  • ongoing educational programming;
  • training and workshops on alcohol and drug use, bystander intervention, and more;
  • classroom support; and
  • peer support.

We want to hear from you!

Participate in a Wellness Dialogue! Wellness Dialogues are designed for students to meet with Colonial Health Center staff and discuss issues surrounding specific health behaviors at GW. During the next 5 weeks, each Wellness Dialogue will include a conversation about a health topic ranging from mental wellness to being an active bystander. All participants will receive lunch/dinner during the first 30 minutes of each session along with a movie ticket prize package. 

Register here, select a group topic and time that aligns with your interests and availability.

For questions, contact Saray Smalls, Senior Health Promotion and Education Program Associate, at [email protected].