Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Become a Peer Educator!

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you interested in health and wellness?
Team giving each other helping hands to get up a mountain

The Health and Wellness Promotion Committee through the Division of Student Life is searching for dedicated students to become Peer Educators. Peer Educators are students that serve as leaders and role models to fellow students regarding making responsible and healthy lifestyle choices. Peer Educators assist with programming and outreach to educate students about relevant issues related to health and wellness that affect our campus community. Relevant topics include alcohol awareness, sexual assault prevention, nutrition, physical activity, safer sex and sexual health, and much more!

Some benefits of becoming a Peer Educator include getting involved on campus while helping others and improving the IUPUI community. Peer Educators receive training, leadership development, and become nationally certified as Peer Educators.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Emily Werner at wernere@iupui.edu or call (317) 274-9355. Applications are currently being accepted.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stress Busters Week

Are you stressed out!?!

Need help to get through finals?

Join us during the first week of December for Stress Busters Week! The Student Wellness Coalition, Campus Recreation, Student Health, and the Health and Wellness Promotion Committee will offer various activities during the week. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Liz Cohen at elacohen@iupui.edu or call 274-2284.


Tuesday Dec. 4th
Managing Test Anxiety
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Campus Center 268

Free intro session of yoga
1:00-2:00 pm
Campus Center 031


Pajama Party
Wear your pajamas - it’s a party!!
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Ball Hall
Snacks and giveaways provided!!!

Wednesday Dec. 5th
Free Chair Massages!
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Campus Center 1st floor

Group Fitness
Let’s get our exercise on!!
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Campus Center 031

Thursday Dec. 6th
Stress Free Finals?!?
Learn stress reducing strategies
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Campus Center 031

Turbo Kick
Come kick stress’s butt!!
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Campus Center Atrium

Check out the IUPUI Student Health Facebook page for more information:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Break the Silence

The best way to prevent sexual assault is to become educated about bystander empowerment and bystander intervention. We are all part of a community at IUPUI.

We are holding a presentation on Thursday Nov. 15th from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in Campus Center 307. All are welcome. Both men and women are encouraged to atttend to this presentation.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blow Bubbles, Not Smoke

Are you ready to quit smoking! IUPUI is celebrating the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday November 15th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life-one that can lead to reducing cancer and other health risks. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 46 million Americans still smoke.

Need help or advice on how to quit smoking for good? There will be various events during the week of Nov. 12th including Great American Smokeout informational tables in the Campus Center on Tuesday (11am-1pm), Wednesday (11am-1pm), and Thursday (11am-3pm). Pick up your free quit kit at either an informational table. Also look out for students Blowing Bubbles, Not Smoke on Thursday for neat giveaways.

For more information, please email Emily Werner at wernere@iupui.edu or call (317) 274-WELL. Want to learn more about GASO events or Wellness on Campus? Visit http://iupuiwellness.blogspot.com. GASO events are co-sponsored by Health Services, part of the Division of Student Life, and The Student Wellness Coalition. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Free HIV/STD Testing

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans living with HIV doesn’t know it? The CDC recommends everyone get tested for HIV/AIDS each year as a matter of routine health care. Know your status-get yourself tested!

Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25? The good news-all are treatable and many are curable. But you need to know your status so get yourself tested!

Now is your opportunity to get tested and know your status for FREE. Student Health Services is sponsoring Free HIV/STD testing on the first Thursday of each month. Next one will be on Thursday Nov. 1st. Testing will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center, CE 148.

Testing is free, safe and confidential.

No appointment necessary. The testing is conducted by the Bellflower Clinic and the Damien Center. Tests offered include a HIV and Syphilis blood draw, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and a rapid HIV test (oral swab). Testing dates during the Fall 2012 semester are Sept. 6th, Oct. 4th, Nov. 1st, and Dec. 6th.

For more information, please visit our website at http://health.iupui.edu, email Emily Werner at wernere@iupui.edu or call 317-274-WELL. You can also stop by Campus Center Student Health in Campus Center 213 for more information, to talk to the Wellness Educator, or to pick up your free Safe Sex Kits.

Free testing is sponsored by Student Health Services, part of the Division of Student Life.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Don't be tricked, make SMART CHOICES!

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is
October 22nd to October 26th.

Come participate in the following activities and learn how to make smart choices when it comes to alcohol and drinking. These activities are sponsored by the Division of Student Life and the Health and Wellness Promotion Committee. For more information, email wernere@iupui.edu or
call 317-274-WELL.

Tuesday October 23rd
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Campus Center 1st Floor
Get an eye-opening experience when the IUPUI Police make you walk the line while wearing goggles that simulate being under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday October 24th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Campus Center 2nd Floor
Learn the hard truth about all things related to alcohol and drinking by
participating in the game Alcohol: Myth versus Fact.

Thursday October 25th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Campus Center 1st Floor
Do you know what is considered a standard alcoholic drink?
Come pour one and find out!

Enjoy Alcohol-Free Events on Campus
There are a lot of things to do on campus that does not include alcohol. Join your fellow students and have a great Halloween!

Drag Show
Sponsored by Housing & Residence Life
Wednesday October 24th
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Campus Apartments Tent

Halloween Social
Sponsored by ARC, SAPB & SOAR
Thursday October 25th
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Campus Apartments Tent

Hosted by RHA
Friday October 26th
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Campus Apartments


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free Testing

Student Health Services is offering Free HIV/STD testing this Thursday, October 4th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Campus Center, CE 148. Now is your opportunity to get tested and know your status for FREE.

Testing is free, safe, and confidential. Tests include syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea.

Please call 317-274-9355 if you have any questions.