Health Promotion

The mission of the Department of Health Promotion is to create a university environment supportive of student mental, physical and social health and wellbeing.  We seek to promote knowledge, understanding, skill-development, resources, and environmental strategies that support protective health behaviors and reduce personal, interpersonal, and community health risk factors.

According to the World Health Organization, health promotion involves empowering individuals to take control of their health and its determinants. At Elon, we know that health has many components and we work toward providing holistic resources and information to students, faculty and staff. Below are examples of Elon’s health promotion programs and initiatives.

Programs for New Students

  • Choices@Elon orientation skits covering various health issues with a focus on substance use prevention, consent & bystander intervention
  • Administering required first-year online education for substance education, AlcoholEdu, and interpersonal violence, Haven

Substance Education & Abuse Prevention

  • Substance free event grants for student organizations and residence halls 
  • Party Smart events to encourage responsible drinking and hosting behaviors
  • Providing support and guidance for ASHES, the substance-free living and learning community

Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Response

  • Managing 24/7 confidential response and advocacy for interpersonal and gender-based violence via Safeline (336.278.3333) and the Coordinator(s) for Violence Response
  • Relationship and Sexual Violence Awareness Month events like the "Consent is..." campaign, Couples Chemistry and  and Take Back the Night
  • Providing workshops and trainings on healthy masculinity, challenging rape culture, active bystander skills and supporting survivors

Supporting Peer Educators & Student Leaders

  • Training, supporting and supervising SPARKS Peer Educators to provide programs, workshops and presentations for classes, Elon 101, student organizations, residence halls, Greek organizations and athletic teams
  • Providing training for student leaders like Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Elon 101 Teaching Assistants, and various other student leaders and mentors

Holistic Health Programs & Community Collaborations

  • Providing free safer sex supplies throughout the year and working with Alamance Cares to provide free STI tesing
  • Collaborating with campus and community partners to provide students the most up to date health information

 

 

Events

Workshop for initiating social change on Elon's campus and community on April 12

To register for the afternoon session for faculty, staff, and student-serving partners (Noon to 3 p.m. in Lakeside 212 with an included lunch), use this link: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehOE7nBDWe0S4IZ

To register for the evening session for students (4 to 6:30 p.m. in Lakeside 212), use this link:  https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ekvY8TnFq3juzl3

Workshop for initiating social change on Elon's campus and community on April 12

To register for the afternoon session for faculty, staff, and student-serving partners (Noon to 3 p.m. in Lakeside 212 with an included lunch), use this link: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehOE7nBDWe0S4IZ

To register for the evening session for students (4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Lakeside 212), use this link:  https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ekvY8TnFq3juzl3

Reminder: Health history form, proof of required immunizations and insurance information due July 1, 2016

New undergraduate and transfer students should submit these materials to Elon’s Student Health Services as soon as possible. 

National College Health Assessment

Survey of student health behaviors/experiences. Link sent to students via email on Monday, April 21st.  Active now through Friday, May 8th.