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CMU Peer Health Advocates offer a variety of fun and informative health education programs.

"Alcohol Jeopardy"

Come play our version of alcohol jeopardy and learn how to make better choices around alcohol use. Main topics include: alcohol and gender, when enough is enough, alcohol and sex, binge drinking, and how to help a friend.

"Tartan Nutrition Tips: how to have a dynamite diet"

Programs Available:

- Think your drink
- Weight management
- Food labels

Main topics may include: dining vendors on campus, what eating a balanced diet really means, the freshman 15 myth, and portion distortion.

"Sex: The Ins and Outs"

Despite what you may think, people ARE having sex on our campus! Join us for a game of Condom Bingo to learn the ins and outs of safer sex. Main topics include: sexual decision making, safer sex on a college campus and resources available for students.

"I'm So Stressed Out!"

Programs Available:

- Understanding stress - a fun relaxation activity
- Time mangement
- M&Ms: Mindfulness and Meditation

Main topics may include: time management, learning to say no, prioritizing, stress relief techniques, what is mindfulness and meditation?, guided practice, how this helps in our daily lives and resources on campus.

"Smoke Out: Tobacco & Marijuana"

A fun, interactive game to learn more about tobacco and marijuana and spark thought and provoke discussion. Main topics include: how many people are smoking on our campus?, social smoking and hookah, effects, and where to go if you want help to quit.

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Program Requests

To schedule a PHA program, complete our Program Request Form [.doc].

When scheduling:

  • Please request at least 7 days in advance
  • Suggest 3 possible program dates and times

To encourage participation:

Advertise! A few simple posters can help.
Entice! Offering snacks never hurts.
Promote! Word of mouth works in college life.

Want to be a PHA?

Each spring, UHS recruits PHA candidates through TartanTrak for the following academic year.  Check for open positions after Spring Break.