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HealthA holistic approach to health incorporates mental health, physical health, and emotional wellbeing. A wide variety of programs, classes, and workshops are offered by the Fitness Center, the Counseling CenterDrug and Other Drug Services, Health Services, and the Wellness Center.

Upcoming Events

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Free Flow Yoga

October 17, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Neff Hall Scavenger Hunt

October 17, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Neff Hall

Come out and join Neff Hall to learn about different life skills wiith a scavenger hunt. You will learn about mental health and how to maintain your mental health.

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Mobile Food Pantry

October 18, 2017, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lot 9 - Brownell Hall

To assist students who may have some trouble buying healthy foods during the school year, the SCSU Alumni Association has teamed with the Milford Food Pantry to provide an on-campus Mobile Food Pantry (truck), managed by the Storehouse Project, Inc., that visits campus twice a month.

If you are in need of help and would like to visit the food pantry truck, see the dates for the falll semester below. Once there, please fill out a Self-Declaration of Need Form, available for you at the truck for you to fill out. You may email Teresa Dunbar at the Storehouse Project with questions:  teresa.dunbar@storehouseprojectct.org.  All communications with Teresa are in complete confidence.

There is absolutely no cost to Southern Connecticut State University or its students for this generous service.  Please take advantage of it if you are in need.  The scheduled visits are every other Wednesday during part of the community hour to accommodate as many students as possible.
 
The full list of food pantry visits for the fall semester follows. All visits are on Wednesdays and will be from 11:00 – 12:30 at Lot 9, Brownell:

September 6
September 20
October 4
October 18
November (TBA)
December 6

mobile food pantry

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Controlling Your Stress!!

October 18, 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Neff Hall

Come out and join RA Randall Rissing to learn many different ways to manage your stress level.

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Mid-Semester Fitness Center Membership Discount

October 23, 2017, 7:00am
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Mid-Semester Fitness Center Membership Discount: $35 (Students, Faculty, Staff)

It's never too late to start a fitness program! Take advantage of all we offer on campus so you can jog, lift, and bike even as it gets dark, without ever having to leave campus! All group fitness classes included. Exercise can help combat depression, improve your mood immediately, and help relieve stress. Let us help you fit in fitness.

Sign up for Membership

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Free Flow Yoga

October 24, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Public Health

October 25, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilkinson Hall

Come out and join RA Marjae Jackson to learn about how to deal with stress and time management.

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Drop and Give Me Zen

October 25, 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilkinson Hall

Come out and join RA Elisabeth Cerino top learn about mindfulness techniques to help alleviate stress levels after the first month of school.

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Free Flow Yoga

October 31, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Free Flow Yoga

November 7, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Free Flow Yoga

November 14, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Chase Your Health

November 17, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Chase Hall

Come out and join Chase Hall to learn about tips and tricks about staying healthy while living on campus, whether it is through the foods you eat or ways you stay active.

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Free Flow Yoga

November 21, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Free Flow Yoga

November 28, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Free Flow Yoga

December 5, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adanti Student Center - Fitness Center

Instructor Denise Zack leads an all-levels yoga class to help you find calm at the beginning of each busy week. Take one hour for yourself to experience positivity and peace.

Free for students, faculty, and staff over age 18.

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Mobile Food Pantry

December 6, 2017, 11:00am - 12:30am
Lot 9 - Brownell Hall

To assist students who may have some trouble buying healthy foods during the school year, the SCSU Alumni Association has teamed with the Milford Food Pantry to provide an on-campus Mobile Food Pantry (truck), managed by the Storehouse Project, Inc., that visits campus twice a month.

If you are in need of help and would like to visit the food pantry truck, see the dates for the falll semester below. Once there, please fill out a Self-Declaration of Need Form, available for you at the truck for you to fill out. You may email Teresa Dunbar at the Storehouse Project with questions:  teresa.dunbar@storehouseprojectct.org.  All communications with Teresa are in complete confidence.

There is absolutely no cost to Southern Connecticut State University or its students for this generous service.  Please take advantage of it if you are in need.  The scheduled visits are every other Wednesday during part of the community hour to accommodate as many students as possible.
 
The full list of food pantry visits for the fall semester follows. All visits are on Wednesdays and will be from 11:00 – 12:30 at Lot 9, Brownell:

September 6
September 20
October 4
October 18
November (TBA)
December 6

mobile food pantry

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Take Back the Night

April 24, 2018, 7:00pm
Residence Life Quad

Southern's 21st annual Take Back the Night -- an event dedicated to providing an empowering space for survivors of sexual violence. Please join us for an amazing night with a rally, keynote speaker and open- mic speak out.

The march will gather outside the Student Center by Dunkin Donuts at 6:45 p.m., and march over the bridge to the Residence Life Quad, for the main event to start at 7 p.m.

 Sponsored by the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support (VPAS) Center 

 


Upon Request

Alcohol and Binge drinking, do you know your limit?

Learn about reasons for binge drinking, blood alcohol concentration and what a standard drink is, tips for moderation and other factors that affect BAC, signs of alcohol poisoning

Hosted by:Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Contact: KeiserS3@SouthernCT.edu
Instructions for request:
Available to speak to classes:

Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

TBD

Presentation on Heroin use/abuse and methods of treatment and prescription drug abuse/tips on reducing risk

Hosted by:Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Contact: KeiserS3@SouthernCT.edu
Instructions for request:
Available to speak to classes:

Sex, Sleep, Smoke and Stress

TBD

Learn about how you can stay healthy on campus. Join us for great giveaways, get all your burning questions answered (anonymously), and hear more about all the health services available to you at Southern, including STD testing, contraception, smoking cessation, general health care & more.

Hosted by:Wellness Center
Contact: RosenthalE2@SouthernCT.edu
Instructions for request: Minimum 2 weeks advance notice
Available to speak to classes: Yes

Sexual Health 101

TBD

Safer sex, birth control, STDs, and more - get the full scoop from the Wellness Center!

Hosted by:Wellness Center
Contact: RosenthalE2@SouthernCT.edu
Instructions for request: Minimum 2 weeks advance notice
Available to speak to classes: Yes

Sleep

TBD

Are you getting enough sleep? Poor sleep can affect your GPA, weight, relationships and more - learn about ways to stay sleep healthy!!

Hosted by:Wellness Center
Contact: RosenthalE2@SouthernCT.edu
Instructions for request: Minimum 2 weeks advance notice
Available to speak to classes: Yes

What the Health?!

TBD

A Jeopardy-style game that covers general student health topics.

Hosted by:Wellness Center
Contact: RosenthalE2@SouthernCT.edu
Instructions for request: Minimum 2 weeks advance notice
Available to speak to classes: Yes

Alcohol 101: Alcohol Crash Course

This 1-hour educational presentation incorporates participant alcohol self-assessment and group discussion in an informational and interactive format. Covers basics of alcohol, BAC, state and university laws and policies, medical amnesty policy, alcohol poisoning, safer drinking, resources for help, and participant questions.

Host: Wellness Center
Program available upon request for groups, clubs, teams, and classes. Contact Emily Rosenthal at rosenthale2@southernct.edu to schedule a program. Two weeks advance notice requested.

All the Other Drugs: From Adderall to Xanax and Everything in Between

This 1-hour educational presentation incorporates group discussion in an interactive format.  Covers basics of most commonly abused drugs, including amphetamines, Adderall, prescription opiates, herion, club drugs (molly, ecstasy, MDMA), cocaine, Xanax, atavan. Discussion will cover harmful short and long-term consequences, state and university laws and policies, FAQs and myths, resources for help.

Host: Wellness Center
Program available upon request for groups, clubs, teams, and classes.
Contact Emily Rosenthal at rosenthale2@southernct.edu to schedule a program. Two weeks advance notice requested.

"The Freshman 15": Nutrition News You Can Use

Host: Wellness Center

Program available upon request for groups, clubs, teams, and classes.
Contact Emily Rosenthal at rosenthale2@southernct.edu to schedule a program. Two weeks advance notice requested.

Up in Smoke: Marijuana and Tobacco

This 1-hour educational presentation incorporates group discussion in an interactive format.  Covers basics of marijuana and tobacco use, harmful short-term and long-term consequences, state and university laws and policies, FAQs and myths, resources for help.

Host: Wellness Center
Program available upon request for groups, clubs, teams, and classes.
Contact Emily Rosenthal at rosenthale2@southernct.edu to schedule a program. Two weeks advance notice requested.

Behind the Scenes at Conn Hall

Get the inside scoop on campus dining services, healthy options, and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Conn Hall. Dining Services staff will be there to answer all your questions and help you learn how to make healthy, nutritious and delicious choices!

Hosted by: Campus Dining Services
Contact: Juan.Dominguez@compass-usa.com

It’s On Us: Supporting Survivors

1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault while in college. This program offers some insights on ways of offering your friends who are survivors support and resources.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

It’s On Us: Interpersonal Violence Prevention

How do we prevent interpersonal violence? What can we do about sexual misconduct and other forms of interpersonal violence? Learn three perspectives of violence prevention: Primary Prevention, Bystander Intervention and Risk Reduction.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Escalation

The One Love Foundation’s powerful, emotionally-engaging film-based workshop educates about relationship violence and empowers students to recognize and intervene to help others. Escalation illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship. It makes relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?” 

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

It’s On Us: Take a Stand Against Sexual Exploitation

Have you heard of "revenge porn?" Do you know what "voyeurism" means? Request this program to learn what sexual exploitation is, how to take a stand against it, and resources available.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Yes, No, Maybe: Making Sense of Consent

What is consent? Consent is informed, enthusiastic, and necessary. This interactive workshop focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect. Discussion focuses on definitions of consent, when consent cannot be given, "yes means yes" education.

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu

Know the Facts: Sexual Assault

Students will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, reporting options and support services, and ways to safely intervene

Hosted by: Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center
Contact: Melissa Kissi at KissiM1@SouthernCT.edu