The Prevention and Wellness team at Student Health Services is dedicated to educating students and providing information regarding a wide variety of health issues. Below are descriptions of the various workshop topics that are covered by Prevention and Wellness. If you would like to have someone from the Wellness team come to your location (residence hall, community, class, etc.) to give a presentation, facilitate a discussion, or provide health education materials, please complete the online Program Request Form. For preparation and planning purposes, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.
Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs
Alcohol and Other Drugs
This program focuses on helping students identify negative and harmful consequences of high-risk alcohol use. It acknowledges that abstinence from alcohol is the safest option but not always the most acceptable choice for students. Thus, the program focuses on harm reduction as opposed to a "just say no" approach. The presenters approach this topic in a fun, interactive, positive, and intellectually stimulating manner.
Cannabis: A Blunt Discussion on the Facts
Want to make sure you understand the Oregon State and Corvallis laws on marijuana? Want to see just how many students on OSU's campus are using marijuana? Want to learn how marijuana affects your body and your studies? Then join us for this interactive presentation to get you in the know regarding marijuana.
Addressing Stigma and Making OSU a Recovery Supportive Home
This workshop will use clips from the documentary "The Anonymous People" to prompt a discussion about what it is like for someone who is in recovery from addiction to be a student on a university campus. Students will be encouraged to think about the stigma that is placed on those who face addiction or who are in recovery. Students will discuss the ways a typical campus can be a hostile environment to those facing addiction or who are in recovery, as well as explore the resources for addiction and recovery support on OSU’s campus and will be empowered to be an advocate for increasing this support.
Sexual Violence Prevention
The goal of this training is to create empathy and support for survivors, decrease victim blame on campus and learn to cultivate a safe and caring community at Oregon State. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:
Beavers Give a Dam-Active Bystander Training
Identify and describe what sexual violence is
Evaluate the ways in which rape myths and victim blaming contribute to sexual violence
Employ useful skills to support a survivor
The goal of this workshop is to create a community of empowered bystanders who promote safety for everyone.
During the workshop you'll learn to:
Identify barriers, safety considerations, and motivations for intervening.
Recognize incidents of harm related to sexual violence.
Apply strategies for intervening and advocacy.
Learn how to refer and engage with resources.
The Birds and the Beavs Workshop
This interactive workshop brings everyone up to speed on consent and safer sex. Through inclusive activities and discussion, participants will explore what safer sex is and what it means for them, and explore the types of barriers and contraception available to them. Participants will learn to dispel common myths about sex and sexuality and feel more prepared to protect themselves and their partners. STI testing and other campus resources will be shared.
Communication & Consent
More information about this workshop coming soon.
Perfect Party: Party Planner Guide
Planning a party? Click here for a slideshow on how to Plan the Perfect Party These slides were shared at a program hosted at Risk Management 101 in January 2018.
BYOB: Bring Your Own Beverage
Please see the following guidelines from the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB): Hosting Safe Social Events. Here's an example of BYOB Punch Cards.