This 2-hour workshop teaches the basics of alcohol use and how to keep yourself and others safe around alcohol. We cover many topics, including standard drink sizes, alcohol absorption factors, blood alcohol concentration, binge-drinking, caring for intoxicated individuals, alcohol poisoning, and consequences (professional, academic, legal). This workshop is regularly offered to students who need to fulfill Student Conduct Office sanctions, but any Texas A&M student is encouraged to attend if they would like to. Come prepared to discuss issues surrounding alcohol on college campuses.
Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is an individual interview process conducted over two 90-minute meetings designed to discuss a student's drinking habits and assist the student in making informed decisions regarding their alcohol consumption.
The TANITA body composition monitor provides a more accurate assessment of health than weight and body mass index (BMI) alone. The machine uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to distinguish the number of pounds (or kg) associated with fat, free fat mass (such as connective tissue and muscle) and body water. Knowing your numbers is the first step in improving (or maintaining) your optimal level of health!
Health Promotion provides free body composition readings to Texas A&M University students throughout the semester. Walk-ins welcomed on Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. An appointment can be made for students wanting a more extensive consultation with a Health Promotion Specialist.
Have questions about a particular health topic? Looking for help in how to apply healthy behaviors while in college or living on campus? Schedule a time to meet with a staff member and discuss issues related to your health by calling 979.845.0280 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this 2-hour workshop, students will receive an overview of several major drug categories. Topics covered include how drugs work in the body, positive and negative effects, different types of drugs, and substance use disorders. This workshop is regularly offered to students who need to fulfill Student Conduct Office sanctions, but any Texas A&M student is encouraged to attend if they would like to. Come prepared to discuss a variety of topics related to drug use.
Green Dot teaches Aggie faculty/staff and students to be aware of potential violence around them and provides the skills, strategies, and tactics to use the power of peer influence to intervene appropriately and safely in high-risk situations. Green Dot teaches how to become an active bystander when acts of power-based personal violence are witnessed.
LessThanUThink (LTUT) is a binge-drinking campaign generated by public relations students at the University of Alabama. Through humorous advertising and messaging, the campaign aims to educate students about the negative social and physical consequences of binge-drinking.
Marijuana 101 is a two-part online course that helps students assess their cannabis use and understand cannabis’ effects. While Marijuana 101 is sometimes mandatory for students who violate Texas A&M’s student rules, the course can be taken by any student who wishes to assess their cannabis use and learn more about how cannabis works and the effects it can have.
The American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that allows us to learn about students’ health. The information you provide directly impacts how we devote our resources to support your academic achievement and personal development throughout your time in Aggieland. The NCHA is one of the strongest ways students can influence health promotion on campus.
Health Promotion is in the process of expanding support services for our students in recovery, and 25% of full-time employee status is dedicated to this effort. Health Promotion houses the Aggie Recovery Community (ARC) - a student organization providing a safe, sober, and supportive environment for college students struggling with or recovering from addiction. The ARC has 10 active members and provides 12-step style meetings, study sessions, socials, and more to support their peers with their sobriety. Health Promotion offers a Recovery Services Guide of the Texas A&M campus, programming and education for National Recovery Month, and the annual Aggie Sober Tailgate. We also facilitate the Recovery Services Committee: a group of on and off-campus stakeholders dedicated to supporting students in recovery. We do not have a designated space at this time; however, we are currently searching for options for dedicated space. Texas A&M does not have recovery-specific housing; however, Health Promotion oversees a wellness living learning community called THRIVE for any student interested in holistic wellness. There is no formal requirement for membership in the ARC or participation in Health Promotion services and programming. Any newcomer is welcome!
The Silent Witness project is Texas A&M University's traveling memorial to victims and survivors of partner violence. Currently, there are 10 red, life-size silhouettes in the Silent Witness Exhibit. Each Witness carries a shield with the story of a woman who was murdered by their partner, with the exception of one male witness who was killed by his sister's former partner.
The STAND Up workshop is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event. The workshop provides information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; social perspectives; the impacts of trauma on the brain; listening techniques; tools for mandated reporters; and campus and community resources. Participants of this workshop will help us all STAND Up for those who are impacted by these issues.
UPD Women's Self-Defense is a 4-hour self-defense class specifically for women 17 years and older teaching easy to learn techniques for a variety of situations. During the class, participants learn situational awareness, how to better protect themselves, and how to defend against an attacker. Class sizes are limited to 18 participants, and registration is required. All UPD Women's Self-Defense classes are held on campus at the University Police Department, located at 1111 Research Parkway.