The CSU Health Network offers a free and confidential consultation process for fraternity and sorority chapters. RISE works with fraternities and sororities who wish to take a deeper look at alcohol or other drug use. The consultants work with chapter leadership and membership to identify problem areas and develop recommendations for improvement.

The process includes four meetings:

  1. Consultants meet with chapter leadership to determine direction, areas of interest, goals, and reasons for seeking resources
  2. Consultants conduct a focus group with members to gather information and identify areas of improvement
  3. Consultants summarize their findings and provide suggestions to the chapter. The chapter alongside the consultants develop optional action plan and timeline that aligns with the recommendations
  4. There will be a follow up consultation after a few months to see how the process is going and develop new ways to tweak or adjust the action plan if needed
  5. RISE is free, strictly confidential, offers optional action plans, and non-judgmental support.

     

    To participate contact:

    Andrea Coryell

    Assistant Director, Substance Abuse Prevention

    Health Education and Prevention Services

    Colorado State University Health Network

    Ph (970) 491-1744

    andrea.coryell@colostate.edu

The CSU Health Network provides various presentations to assist students in making healthier choices to accomplish both academic and personal goals. A presentation request must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your event for coordination purposes. After request submission, a CSU Health Network staff member will contact you within 5 business days to confirm and coordinate your request. If you do not receive an email from us within 5 business days, please contact: csuhn_heps@mail.colostate.edu or (970) 491-0999.

  1. To Schedule a Presentation:
    Read the presentation descriptions below and note the presentation that you would like to schedule.
  2. Complete and submit the electronic Presentation Request Form (http://health.colostate.edu/services/presentation-request/form/)
  3. Please remember to request your presentation no later than 2 weeks prior to your proposed presentation date.

Presentation Topics:
• Alcohol
• Dating and Healthy Relationships
• Dental
• Marijuana
• Mindfulness
• Nutrition
• Resilience
• Sexual Health
• Stress Management
• Suicide Prevention
• Tobacco
• Well-being

Presentation descriptions are provided below

Alcohol
Dude, where’s my car?
Participants take part in a hands-on, interactive discussion about alcohol serving sizes, as well as the alcohol content of different beverages. They learn how alcohol affects the body and how much time sobering up takes. BAC (Blood Alcohol Level) is explained, along with how to calculate it and why it is important to know. Participants will also explore how more is not necessarily better and when drinking is the most risky and what can be done to reduce risk.
Option: An optional addition to this program includes a Marijuana Quiz. This quiz is brief and includes facts about potency, sleep effects, local laws, memory/cognition, edibles and more. If you would like this option, please select the Alcohol- Dude, where’s my car? (With Marijuana Quiz) on the Presentation Request Form.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators
Duration: Average time 30-45 minutes
Minimum: 8 people
Maximum: 100+ people

Dating and Healthy Relationships
Dating and Healthy Relationships
In this presentation, participants will develop an understanding of relationship expectations and where these expectations come from. They learn about the characteristics of a healthy relationship and establishing healthy, personal boundaries. Participants also will explore ways to identify and avoid unhealthy relationships and learn about resources available on campus and in the community.
Presenters: Women and Gender Advocacy Center staff
Duration: Average time 30-45 minutes
Minimum: 8 people
Maximum: 100+ people
Please contact the Women and Gender Advocacy Center at 970-491-6384 to schedule this presentation.

Dental
Dental Health
Learn about soda/pop and caffeine effects on tooth enamel as well as oral piercings/systemic contraindications for overall oral health. Participate in a general dental Q & A discussion.
Presenters: CSU Health Network Dental Staff
Duration: 30 -60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 40 people

Marijuana
Just Say Know
In this educational dialogue, participants will learn and consider some of the good and not-so-good things about marijuana use and it affects the brain. University, local, and state rules and regulations, as well as safety tips will be shared. Participants will also be asked to examine how marijuana may play a role in their life.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60 minutes
Minimum: 6 people
Maximum: 30 people

Mindfulness
What Can Mindfulness Do for You?
Participants will learn how to begin to restore a balanced sense of health and well-being by applying simple mindfulness principles. This interactive presentation introduces mindfulness as a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with more attentiveness, awareness and acceptance. This presentation allows ample opportunities to practice mindfulness skills and walk away having learned something new that can be immediately applied to lead a more meaningful and less stressful life.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 45 – 90 minutes
Minimum: 6 people
Maximum: 60 people

Nutrition
Nutrition 101
Participants will learn the basics of good nutrition. They will also become better equipped to translate expert nutrition recommendations into practical, everyday behavior choices.
Presenter: Registered Dietitian from Housing and Dining Services
Duration: 45 minutes for the class and up to 15 minutes for Q/A
Shopping Savvy
In this session, participants learn how to shop for healthy food without going broke. Education is provided about how to make cost-conscious decisions in the grocery store that can lead to an affordable, healthy diet.
Presenter: Registered Dietitian from Housing and Dining Services
Duration: 45 minutes for the class and up to 15 minutes for Q/A
Intuitive Eating
Participants learn about making good nutrition choices to promote weight management with a non-diet approach. There will be a focus on making lasting, life-long nutritional changes that help students build a positive relationship with food.
Presenter: Registered Dietitian from Housing and Dining Services
Duration: 45 minutes for the class and up to 15 minutes for Q/A
Physical Self-Care Workshop
During this interactive workshop, participants learn about maintaining effective physical self-care practices, including: good eating, exercise, and sleeping habits. Participants are introduced to the importance of practicing physical self=care and are provided with helpful tips/tricks as well as resources in these three different areas. Participants engage in relevant discussions, complete their own self-care assessment, and take away a self-drafted plan to implement in their own lives.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 50-75 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people

Resilience
A Full Life: Pathways to Well-being
What makes a good life? Come learn about the three pathways to well-being supported by research in positive psychology: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Having these well supported in your life helps you to be more resilient and have a greater sense of well-being. You will have the opportunity to assess which pathways you are currently pursuing in your life and ones that are missing. Engage in a hands-on activity that will help you notice what brings you pleasure, engagement, and meaning in your everyday life. Tips will be provided on how to utilize these pathways to move toward a more balanced and full life. Join in this interactive and informative workshop.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60– 90 minutes

Sexual Health
Condom Line Up
In this interactive session, participants will learn the proper steps to using a condom (using bananas and condoms). They also learn about ways to best negotiate condom use and the importance of consent. Expect a lively group discussion about information learned.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people
Sex Trivia
In this fun and interactive program, students team up to test their sexual health knowledge while engaging in friendly competition with peers. This sex positive program is designed to education students about sexual health information, consent, and resources offered at CSU
Duration: Average time 45-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 75 people

Stress Management
The Stress Less Program
During this interactive presentation, participants will gain a better understanding of the stress response, the positive and negative effects of stress, and the influence of the mind/body connection to stress management. Students will participate in discussion and activities to help them better understand causes of stress, how to identify stress warning signs, and how to utilize different coping techniques and resources.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60-70 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 100+ people
Test Anxiety
This workshop focuses on how to recognize and learn strategies to overcome test anxiety. Self-assessment and group discussion will help participants identify if the struggle stems from test preparation problems or test anxiety challenges. There are opportunities for practice and skill building interspersed throughout the workshop.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 45-75 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people

Suicide Prevention
Notice and Respond: Friend 2 Friend
The Notice and Respond workshops were developed as part of a broad public health approach to help our campus community understand the potential role they play in maintaining campus mental health. Students are offered the interactive peer-to-peer session to learn what to look for when a friend is struggling, how to talk about it, and where to find support. Using a realistic filmed scenario, facilitated discussion, and a review of campus resources, students are given tools and information to help them take care of themselves and keep their friends safe and healthy. Participants also discuss common concerns that may prevent them from reaching out to others.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 50+

Tobacco
Know What You’re Smokin’
In this unique presentation, participants examine the world of hookah smoking, associated risk of smoking hookah and ways to reduce those risks. Information on tobacco cessation recourses available to CSU students is provided.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators and CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 30 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 200+ people
Tobacco 101
In this presentation, participants learn interesting tobacco facts, including: what is in a cigarette, the health effects of second-hand smoke on humans and pets and the truth about chewing tobacco. Participants will also explore how the tobacco industry targets and markets to college students and resources for quitting tobacco are presented.
Presenters: C.R.E.W.S peer educators and CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 200+ people

Well-Being
A Full Life: Pathways to Well-being
What makes a good life? Come learn about the three pathways to well-being supported by research in positive psychology: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Having these well supported in your life helps you to be more resilient and have a greater sense of well-being. You will have the opportunity to assess which pathways you are currently pursuing in your life and ones that are missing. Engage in a hands-on activity that will help you notice what brings you pleasure, engagement, and meaning in your everyday life. Tips will be provided on how to utilize these pathways to move toward a more balanced and full life. Join in this interactive and informative workshop.
Presenters: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60– 90 minutes

Health Education & Prevention Services

The CSU Health Network Health Education and Prevention Services supports the health and well-being of students through the identification of campus health priorities and delivery of programs, services and initiatives that enable students to accomplish their academic goals and enhance well-being.

Focus areas include:

  • Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention
  • Mental Health Initiatives
  • Resiliency and Well-Being
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiatives
  • CREWS Peer Education
  • Sexual Health Initiatives
  • Tobacco Cessation

Counseling Services

Services include:

  • Individual and Couple Counseling
  • Group Services
  • Specialized Alcohol and Drug Treatment (DAY Programs)
  • Intensive Post Mental Health Hospitalization Services
  • Behavioral Health Services within Medical Clinic
  • 24/7 Emergency Services

Tell Someone

Tell Someone is a resource for individuals to share concerns about a CSU student or employee that might be experiencing an emotional difficulty or mental health illness. The Tell Someone website includes more information about signs that someone may need help and a phone number and online form to report concerns.

Student Case Management

Student Case Management & Referral Coordination provides crisis prevention and intervention services. In difficult situations, such as medical, mental health, behavior, personal, or family crisis, illness, or injury a student or family may find it difficult to navigate the resources and services available. Student Case Managers consult with students, faculty, staff, families, and providers to offer guidance on the next best steps.