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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
UPD Women's Self-Defense Classes
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:
"I learned a lot last night and more importantly, I had the opportunity to put that knowledge in play to feel better prepared and I thank all of the officers that helped us to feel more confident in our voices and newly acquired skills. It was truly great!!” – Spring 2018 UPD WSD Participant
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A UPD WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS?
All participants should bring workout clothing and athletic shoes to the class. No open-toed shoes are allowed.
Fill out the liability waiver below and bring it to class with you, as class will begin promptly at the start time.
Faculty and staff wishing to use Wellness Release Time in order to attend this class should seek supervisor approval before class.
WHEN ARE THE NEXT UPD WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES BEING HELD?
If you would like to be added to the waitlist, click the registration button below and select the waitlist option as your preferred training date. Individuals on the waitlist will be notified of newly scheduled classes before advertisements go out to the campus community.
You will receive an email after registering as well as a confirmation email within 2 business days to notify you if you will be in the class or on the waitlist.
UPD Women's Self-Defense Classes are also hosted by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office and are open to the community. These classes are offered every month and are also free of charge. To register, visit the Sheriff's Office Community Calendar. Once you have found the class you would like to take, click on the link titled "Click Here to Register". If you have any question about these classes, please contact Deputy Nathan Dennis at email@example.com.
We would like to recognize the University Police Department for bringing this program to campus and partnering with us to serve the Texas A&M Community.