The Student Health Center's health educators are available to present guest lectures related to a number of health issues, including: domestic and sexual violence; sexual health and sexuality; stress management and sleep; bystander intervention; and other issues.
Presentations can be tailored to course objectives/audience interests. Our current lecture offerings include:
Quick Facts on Health is our most popular guest lecture. It is ideal for Introduction to Higher Education courses. The presentation provides realistic tips that assist students in choosing, achieving, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The lecture covers alcohol and other drug use, nutrition and fitness, healthy relationships and relationship violence, safer sex, sleep habits, stress management, and Student Health Center services.
Bystander Intervention is an interactive presentation that empowers students with the skills to safely intervene when a friend, family member, peer, or stranger is in a situation where their health may be at risk. Bystander intervention can help prevent sexual assault, hazing, suicide, relationship violence, and the consequences of alcohol intoxication. This presentation includes role-playing scenarios which enable students to practice the skills they have learned.
Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence is an interactive presentation that explores issues related to dating and domestic violence – definitions, warning signs, consent, related crimes, risk reduction, bystander intervention, perpetrator accountability, evidence preservation, and victims’ rights and support services.
Contraceptive Connection provides students with medically accurate information on hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive methods. The lecture briefly discusses the history and social context of birth control in addition to current challenges facing reproductive health. Students also learn about the different types of contraceptives, proper use, pros and cons, and special considerations.
Safer Sex 101 arms students with the knowledge they need to protect their reproductive health. Topics include types of sexually transmitted infections, how they are transmitted, common signs and symptoms of an infection, how they are treated, and how they can be prevented. Students also learn about the long-term impact contracting a STI can have on their lives and have the opportunity to ask anonymous questions in a safe environment
.Acquaintance Rape is an interactive presentation that explores issues of sexual violence and misconduct – definitions, warning signs, related crimes, risk reduction, bystander intervention, perpetrator accountability, evidence preservation, and victims’ rights and support services.