Educational Campaigns & Resources
You’ve heard that drinking and drug use can be harmful—but do you understand why? What’s the actual harm done? Alcohol and other substances can impact every aspect of one's life in college: sleep, mood, mental health, finances, academics, etc. Most people aren’t aware of all the most common short- and long-term effects of substances on the body. Do you know what happens in your brain during and after use? #TheMoreYouKnowBU could change the way you think about drinking and drugs. Learn from us—we did the hard work, sifted through the research and stats for you—and we’re sharing the facts. Follow @ButlerHRC on social media to stay up to date on the relevant and important science that will help you make your own decisions surrounding alcohol and drug use during your time at Butler.
View and or print the full campaign here!
In October, the Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs raises awareness about domestic violence and dating abuse with a campus-wide campaign we call No More Month. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend an educational program, visit with one of the local service providers who visit campus with their resources and information, and actively engage in conversations in and outside of the classroom about the role we all can play to end dating abuse and domestic violence.
The It's On Us campaign, a national public-service campaign unveiled by the White House in September 2014, urges college students to identify risks of sexual assault and intervene. The Office of Health Education & Outreach Programs works with the Stand Tall peer education group to enlist Butler University students to take the It's On Us pledge and share messaging and videos regarding bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention.
The Dawgs Dare to Self Care Challenge encourages members of the Butler University community to explore the impact of incorporating a daily self-care strategy into their routine. A 15-day printable calendar is available here.
The National Eating Disorder Awareness Week campaign seeks to educate the university community about disordered eating, show support for those dealing with an eating disorder, and equip members of the campus community to support their friends. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is observed annually in February in conjunction with the National Eating Disorder Association. Events are coordinated by Butler University Counseling & Consultation Services and the Office of Health Education & Outreach Programs.
The Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign seeks to educate the university community about sexual assault, show support for survivors, and equip members of the campus community to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed nationally in the month of April. Events are coordinated by the Office of Health Education & Outreach Programs and often involve partnerships with local service providers and the Butler University Counseling & Consultation Services, the Butler University Police Department, Stand Tall peer educators and the Office of Title IX.
The 360 Proof Personalized Feedback Index (PFI) is an anonymous online tool for Butler University students that provides individualized feedback about one’s alcohol use. Students can complete the PFI from a computer or mobile device. The PFI takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and immediately delivers confidential judgment-free results. Find more information here. Access the 360 Proof PFI here.
Since research indicates that latex condoms reduce the risk of STI transmission by providing a barrier against the source of the infection, condoms are available at no cost in various locations across campus including the restrooms on the main level of the Health and Recreation Complex as well as in the waiting area of Health Services. For information regarding proper condom use check out Wrap It Up: The Informed User’s Guide to Safer Sex.
Did you know that dogs help humans reduce stress? Studies show that interactions with therapy animals can decrease stress in humans. Playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. During the 2017-18 academic year, come for snuggles and playtime with our furry friends from the Indiana Canine Assistance Network on November 9, January 18 and April 19 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Living Room!