What We Offer

The Office of Health Promotion & Education offers a variety of programming related to health and well-being.

Health Huts

Health Huts are contact tables that provide a fun, engaging environment for students to learn about health and well-being at GW. Health Huts are staffed by the Capital Peers and include activities, games, giveaways, and resources. For more information about Health Huts, contact [email protected].

Objectives

  1. Students will be able to identify at least one (1) self-care practice related to body positivity.
  2. Students will be able to create at least three (3) positive affirmations to honor themselves an their bodies.
  3. Students will be able to identify at least two (2) GW resources that can help them practice body positivity.

Objectives

  1. Students will be able to identify two (2) on-campus dining vendors that accommodate dining restrictions.
  2. Students will be able to understand how to sign up for The Store.
  3. Students will be able to identify two (2) affordable options for their next on-campus meal.

Objectives

  1. Students will be able to define the six (6) types of self care:
    • Emotional
    • Practical
    • Physical
    • Mental
    • Social
    • Spiritual
  2. Students will be able to identify at least one (1) self-care practice that they can engage in for each type of self-care.

Objectives

  1. Students will be able to identify red flags in dating app conversations.
  2. Students will leave the workshop being able to name three (3) safety tactics concerning dating apps.
  3. Students will be able to identify at least one (1) on-campus resource related to interpersonal violence.

Objectives

  1. Students will be able to identify two (2) dangers of vaping.

  2. Students will be able to identify two (2) myths about vaping.

  3. Students will be able to understand the difference between vaping and cigarettes.

Workshops

The following well-being workshops are available.

Alcohol Skills Training Program, also known as ASTP, intends to educate students on alcohol-related behavior while increasing participants’ interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. In doing so, participants can minimize the potential negative consequences of alcohol use through prevention, reduced consumption or abstinence. The purpose of this program is to help students who choose to drink make informed decisions about their alcohol consumption and to help them do so in a less dangerous and risky way.

Colonial Health Center staff facilitate ASTP sessions on select Fridays and Saturdays when classes are in session. The following information provides step-by-step instructions for signing up for a session.

How to Sign Up for ASTP

  1. Go to the "Make An Appointment" page on the Colonial Health Center website.
  2. Select "Schedule an appointment for medical care online." This will direct you to the GW login page that allows you to access the online medical portal.
  3. Input date of birth.
  4. Select "Workshops/Groups."
  5. From here, you will be able to sign-up for a listed date/time that has been scheduled for ASTP.
  6. After selecting "Sign Up," you will be promoted with a question: "Are you sure you want to sign up for....?"
  7. From there, you will be marked for the training.

Additional Information

  • Each ASTP accommodates a maximum of 25 students.
  • For student groups completing ASTP, each student will need to register separately.

This presentation is an educational training for members of a GW organization who choose to be a sober leader for any event. This presentation is for designated sober monitors to know the general expectations around what it means to be a sober monitor and how to keep everyone safe.

Learning Objectives

  1. After completing the training, students will be able to identify at least 2 responsibilities of being a Sober Monitor.

  2. After completing the training, students will be able to identify at least 2 alcohol-related risk reduction strategies.

  3. After completing the training, students will be able to recognize at least 2 signs of alcohol intoxication.

  4. After completing the training, students will be able to recall the 3 C's of alcohol bystander intervention.

  5. After completing the training, students will be able to recall at least 3 out of the 7 steps of the alcohol recovery position.

Mindful Minute is a short, discussion-based stress-reduction workshop that focuses on simple mindfulness and meditation techniques. Students will learn about the basics of mindfulness and meditation as powerful tools for managing stress.

Learning Objectives

  1. By the end of this workshop, students will understand the difference between mindfulness and meditation .

  2. Students will know how to implement basic mindfulness and meditation practices to relieve stress.

  3. Students will be able to identify three benefits of meditation.

  4. Students will learn about Welltrack and its services.

This presentation outlines the many services offered through the Colonial Health Center (CHC), including:

  • Medical Services
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Student Health Insurance

This presentation outlines the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) including:

  • Insurance requirements for GW students
  • SHIP offerings
  • SHIP utilization
  • Waiver options

Tinder Tactics is a comprehensive workshop about all things dating apps, including:

  • Identifying red flags in conversations
  • Understanding one's own boundaries
  • Developing a safety plan
  • Supporting friends who are using dating apps

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will leave the workshop being able to name two benefits and two risks of using dating apps.

  2. Students will leave the workshop being able to name three safety tactics concerning dating apps.

  3. Students will leave the workshop being able to identify two on campus for help with IPV, Gender-Based Violence, and Power Based Violence.

  4. Students will leave the workshop knowing three actions they can take to help a friend when they have an issue with IPV/GBV/PBV.

Wellness Jeopardy is a presentation that provides general information that will help students to make informed decisions about their well-being while at the George Washington University. Sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion and Education and facilitated by members of the Capital Peers, Wellness Jeopardy provides an overview of the well-being services provided by the Division of Student Affairs along with additional campus partners.

Learning Objectives

  1. By the end of the Wellness Jeopardy presentation, participants will be able to identify 2 mental well-being services on-campus.
  2. By the end of the Wellness Jeopardy presentation, participants will be able to identify 2 physical well-being services on campus.
  3. By the end of the Wellness Jeopardy presentation, participants will be able to identify 1 new GW well-being initiative/service.
  4. By the end of the Wellness Jeopardy presentation, participants will be able to identify 1 method to access well-being services.
  5. By the end of the Wellness Jeopardy presentation, participants will be able to identify 1 method to refer students to well-being services.

Request a Well-being Program

 

Outreach Request Form

 

Are you interested in a Health Hut or workshop for your department, residence hall or organization? Fill out the well-being outreach request form below and mention the program you are interested in when you submit the form. Please keep in mind:

  • So that we can best meet your needs, please fill out this form in its entirety.
  • Be sure to provide three (3) dates/times that are three (3) weeks out from the day that you submit the request.
  • Once you have submitted a request, a staff member will follow-up with you.
  • Please submit one (1) outreach request per form.

If you have any questions, email [email protected].