Programs, Education & Training

Health Education Services

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Current Campus Programming

In addition to individual services for students, Health Education Services hosts year-long campus programming, including I Am Ready, Are You Ready, THRIVE Week, Hoya RealTalk, the Hoya Health Hut, the Stall Seat Journal, and the Social Norms Campaign, among others. Health Education Services also advises the Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE) and Active Minds at Georgetown University. Finally, HES provides training for a variety of campus partners, including Residential Living staff, Athletics, faculty, the Office of International Programs, and GUSA.

I Am Ready

I Am Ready is Georgetown’s mandatory NSO program and launched during New Student Orientation (NSO) 2014. This program is coordinated by Health Education Services and the Women’s Center in partnership with Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Office of Residential Living. I Am Ready is a part of a three pronged educational approach that includes the NSO play and an online training program called Think About It.

I Am Ready is organized into small groups of new students and their Orientation Advisors (OA's)  who watch the NSO play and then break away into classrooms for a one-hour dialogue facilitated by I Am Ready peer facilitators.  The focus of these conversations is consent, bystander intervention, and how Georgetown addresses these issues and works to be a survivor-centered community. Applications for facilitators occur during the Spring semester and trainings take place in April and August. For more information, contact Health Education Services at sarp@georgetown.edu.

Are You Ready

Are You Ready is an annual student and community program aimed at addressing the issues facing the friends of those surviving sexual assault and the role of communities in working to end sexual assault. Health Education Services and the Women’s Center partner with Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Office of Residential Living to run this powerful event. 

Participants of Are You Ready will hear a survivor share their story and then students break into small groups for a facilitated discussion with a trained peer facilitator.  This program will take place October 5th, 2016 and applications for facilitators will be available after classes begin. For more information, please contact sarp@georgetown.edu.

Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE)

SAPE is a group of students who aim to create a survivor-centric campus at Georgetown. SAPErs facilitate interactive discussions that promote healthy relationships, dispel myths relative to different forms of interpersonal violence, examine gender roles and how they relate to violence, define consent, provide suggestions for active bystander intervention, highlight available resources on campus, and explore how the Georgetown community can work toward ending interpersonal violence. For more information, please contact Jennifer Wiggins at jmw322@georgetown.edu.

Hoya Health Hut

The Hoya Health Hut is a mobile kiosk run by Georgetown students that provides a fun, engaging, and open environment for students to learn about all aspects of well-being. The Health Hut offers tips on how to make healthy and proactive decisions and provides information about on-campus resources. Our vision includes collaborating with groups and organizations on and near campus to inform students of all available resources, as well as contribute to Georgetown University’s tradition of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.

“Like” the Health Education Services page on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Health Hut programming and contact us at healthhut@georgetown.edu!

Stall Seat Journal

The Stall Seat Journal (SSJ) is a popular and well-known publication produced by Health Education Services to inform and educate students on campus about health and wellness. The publication is posted in the communal bathrooms of Georgetown’s Residence Halls and provides a fun way for students to stay informed on relevant health topics and available resources on campus. Questions or ideas? Contact us by emailing Laura Marcucci at lcm73@georgetown.edu.

Social Norms Campaign

The goal of the Social Norms campaign at Georgetown University is to dispel myths about student drinking, share facts about alcohol consumption, and empower students to make smart decisions. Because it has been shown that students often overestimate how much their peers are drinking, the Social Norms campaign aims to offer an accurate portrayal of alcohol consumption.