Wellness Education Programs
Pride’s P.A.W.S. are available to deliver fun and interactive health and wellness programs and workshops in the residence halls, classrooms, or anywhere on campus.
Please fill out the online program request form and your submission will be forwarded to Ryan Donahue. Ryan will respond with the status of your request within 5 business days.
All programs are 55-60 minutes unless otherwise noted.
All requests MUST be made 2 weeks in advance. Request made without 2 weeks’ notice will be asked to reschedule. You can request programs here.
AA: Alcohol Awareness: This program looks at different types of alcohol and the impact it has on the body. Common myths about alcohol will be dispelled through interactive games and educational activities using the Fatal Vision Goggles. Participants also learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and how to help.
Cosmo Girl: This highly interactive program looks at how body image is impacted by the media, peers, and society. Participants play fun games that reveal the truth about body image issues and promote healthy body image and esteem. Though this program is designed with female participants in mind, it can be modified for co-ed or male audiences. This program requires a minimum of 20 participants.
Did You Ask?: This program educates participants on the realities of sexual assault through an open and interactive discussion and activities. Participants learn what constitutes consent, dispel myths regarding sexual assault, and how to help a friend.
Good Vibrations: This presentation creates a safe and appropriate space for participants to discuss alternative forms of sexual expression, abstinence, and various safety concerns regarding the use of sex toys. The program includes activities which discuss the importance of communication, lack of awareness in safety concerns, educational exploration of the toys regarding appropriate use and safety concerns, and finally participants will evaluate marketing and packaging for toys geared towards males vs. females and discuss gender norms. This program is limited to residence halls with students classified as junior and seniors only.
Healthy Relationships: Through role playing, quizzes, and other games participants learn the foundation for a healthy relationship, whether it be with a friend, family member, or romantic partner. Participants will also be able to define some of the symptoms of an unhealthy relationship through these exercises.
Let’s Talk About Sex: This educational and entertaining program takes participants through different game stations to evaluate their personal values and experiences regarding sexual behavior. Participants will be able to make educated decisions about sexual activity as they explore contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and correct ways to use barriers such as condoms.
Safer Sex: This program introduces the idea of safer sex to reinforce that there are physical and emotional risk associated with all intimate acts. Participants learn the difference between “unsafe sex,” “safer sex,” and “abstinence” in this frank and interactive program.
Stressed Out!: This program addresses something all college students feel – stress! – and teaches them how to manage it in a healthy way. Participants will examine what really stresses them out, learn techniques to manage their stress levels, and find healthy ways to de-stress.
Weekend Wipeout: Through interactive small group stations, participants learn the realities of alcohol and drinking. Participants are challenged to understand the standard size of various drinks, experience the visual impairment of alcohol with the Fatal Vision Goggles, and debunk the myths while better understanding the facts about alcohol in the body.
Yoga & Meditation: This program expands the idea of “yoga for everyone.” Yoga has stigma attached to it and this program aims to dismiss this from the group’s heads and instill upon them a respect and intrigue into the world of Yoga. This program involves basic yoga along with a meditation exercise.