Use the presentation request form below. If we can accommodate your request, we will.  Some requests may not be able to be filled due to constraints of virtual platforms.  Thank you for taking good care of our university community!  We look forward to working with you.

To Schedule a Presentation:

  1. Read the descriptions below,
  2. Complete and submit the online Presentation Request Form.  Include info about online or in-person delivery (including COVID-19 safety precautions).  
  3. Submit at least 2 weeks prior to the requested date.  Requests are filled based on the availability of our facilitation team.
  4. We may not be able to fulfill more than one request for your group or class, and in-person requests.

Presentation Topics:

Scroll down to view presentation options in each of the following topic areas:

  • Alcohol
  • Dating and Healthy Relationships
  • Dental
  • Marijuana
  • Nutrition
  • Self-Care and Wellbeing
  • Sexual Health
  • Sleep
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Tobacco
  • Student Wellbeing for Staff & Faculty

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.

Facilitators: 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.

Facilitators: 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.

Facilitators: CSU Health Network Dental Services Staff
Duration: 30 -60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 40 people


MARIJUANA

Marijuana + You

In this educational dialogue, participants will learn and consider some of the good and not-so-good things about marijuana use and how 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.

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60 minutes
Minimum: 6 people
Maximum: 30 people


MINDFULNESS

Mindful Chillout Session

This session will include a brief introduction to mindfulness, a breathing exercise, and some gentle stretches. You will also experience a mindfulness based deep relaxation practice to nourish both your mind and body. This deep relaxation practice can be used as a de-stressor and an alternative to a nap.

Facilitators: CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people

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.

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 45 – 90 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people


NUTRITION

Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center Presentations

Explore and request at: http://www.nutritioncenter.chhs.colostate.edu/programs-services/nutrition-presentations.aspx

Nominal cost.  Serve off campus and students living in apartments.

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.

Facilitator: Registered Dietitian from University Housing
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.

Facilitator: Registered Dietitian from University Housing
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 University Housing
Duration: 45 minutes for the class and up to 15 minutes for Q/A


SELF CARE AND 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. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60– 90 minutes 
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 100+ people 

CREATIVE CHILL OUT

Being creative can help us reduce stress by giving our thinking mind a break.  Creating something can be restorative, boosts our mood, and takes very little time.  In this session, you will experience various ways to bring creative breaks in small moments of everyday life.  No prior skills required. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 45 – 90 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 40 people 

SNOOZE, MUNCH, MOVE- SELF-CARE FOR YOU! 

During this interactive workshop, learn about developing self-care practices that make the biggest difference for health and life satisfaction, Take a look at your sleep, nutrition, and exercise habits. Discover why these are important and helpful tips/tricks and resources to optimize your habits easily.  You will complete a self-care assessment and take away a self-drafted plan to implement in your own life. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 50-75 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people 

Self-care Through Transitions

We are all facing a huge amount of change and transition as we navigate countless stressors plus a pandemic that won’t seem to “go away”. This session explores the various challenges that each of us are facing and guide you through tangible self-care and coping strategies. This session can help you make some changes to your life right now, even if you don’t have a lot of time or energy. You will also learn about campus resources and how to seek support when self-care isn’t getting the job done. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 50– 75 minutes 
Minimum:10 people 
Maximum: 100+ people 

RAMS FAIL FORWARD

If you’ve experienced failure, you’re not alone. Most of us are hard-wired to avoid the pain of failure. This innate response can reduce our capacity to recover and can negatively impact our health.  Yet, failure has so much it can teach us.  Learn the steps we can take to help us cope, learn, and grow from life’s inevitable difficulties. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff 
Duration: 45-60 minutes 
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 20 people 


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.

Facilitators: 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


SLEEP

SLEEP AS THE THIRD PILLAR OF HEALTH & TIPS/TRICKS FOR YOUR BEST SLEEP YET…EVEN WHEN STRESSED 

Learn all about the third pillar of health, sleep! Get crucial information on why sleep is important, the physiology of sleep, along with how to get your best sleep yet! Participants will learn how stress effects sleep and vice versa as well as how mood and safety are affected by sleep. Sleep Services are available to CSU students, faculty, and staff through the Occupational Therapy Department-Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) Sleep Services Behavioral Health Program. 

Presenters: CSU’s Occupational Therapy Department Sleep Services
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 300 people 

SLEEP: THE IMPORTANT MISSING LINK TO A SUCCESSFUL AND MORE PRODUCTIVE YOU 

Learn why sleep is important when it comes to productivity, school, work, and overall daily performance. Get best sleep advice when it comes to big exams/presentations, sports performances, etc. Get tips for how to improve your sleep habits and behaviors. Sleep Services are available to CSU students, faculty, and staff through the Occupational Therapy Department- The Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) Sleep Services Behavioral Health Program. 

Presenters: CSU’s Occupational Therapy Department’s Sleep Services
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 300 people 

SNOOZE, MUNCH, MOVE- SELF-CARE FOR YOU! 

During this interactive workshop, learn about developing self-care practices that make the biggest difference for health and life satisfaction, Take a look at your sleep, nutrition, and exercise habits. Discover why these are important and helpful tips/tricks and resources to optimize your habits easily.  You will complete a self-care assessment and take away a self-drafted plan to implement in your own life. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 50-75 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people 


STRESS MANAGEMENT

STRESS LESS  

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.

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60-70 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 100+ people 

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.

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 45 – 90 minutes
Minimum:  10 people
Maximum: 60 people 

MINDFUL CHILLOUT 

This session will include a brief introduction to mindfulness, a breathing exercise, and some gentle stretches. You will also experience a mindfulness based deep relaxation practice to nourish both your mind and body. This deep relaxation practice can be used as a de-stressor and an alternative to a nap.

Facilitators: CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 60 people 

HACK YOUR STRESS WITH BIOFEEDBACK TECH 

Learn to regulate your mood, reduce your stress, and improve your well-being using biofeedback devices that measure and track your progress in real-time. Participants will be introduced to two devices, HeartMath and Muse. All devices available to be checked out for free in the CSU Health Network. There will be a demo session at the presentation. 

Presenters: CSU Health Network Staff- presentation takes place at the CSU Health and Medical Building
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 20 people 


SUICIDE PREVENTION

NOTICE AND RESPOND: FRIEND 2 FRIEND (FOR STUDENTS) 

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. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff
Duration: 60-90 minutes 
Minimum: 10 people 
Maximum: 50+ 

NOTICE AND RESPOND: ASSISTING STUDENTS IN DISTRESS (FOR STAFF/FACULTY) 

The Notice and Respond: Assisting Students in Distress 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. The interactive workshop uses a combination of learning modalities to learn how to recognize and respond to a range of mental health issues including suicide. The staff and faculty version models an effective interaction between a faculty member and a distressed student. Participants explore common concerns that may present barriers to taking action, and learn why a proactive response is vitally important. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff 
Duration: 75-90 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.

Facilitators: 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.

Facilitators: C.R.E.W.S peer educators and CSU Health Network Staff
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 200+ people


STUDENT WELL-BEING FOR STAFF & FACULTY

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing – Data and Resources

In this time of ongoing stress and multiple challenges, graduate students, faculty, and staff are asking about ways to support student wellbeing (as well as their own). This session provides an overview of CSU students’ mental health data and how it compares nationally. Discover new or updated resources, including digital and online tools, which are available to assist students with their well-being. We will also review grad-specific resources as well as those for staff and faculty. Learn about CSU’s Wellbeing Tool Kit, an online resource that faculty and staff can use in academic environments. Learn about SilverCloud, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tool, new functions of You@CSU, and Nod an app focused on loneliness. Come with questions and leave with a bigger tool kit for undergrad and graduate students.  

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Services Team
Duration: 60-90 minutes 
Minimum: 10 people 
Maximum: 50+ 

For Faculty and Staff

Supporting Student Wellbeing and Student Success Initiatives

In this time of increasing stress, and multiple challenges, faculty and staff are asking about ways to support student wellbeing. You will learn about the Well-Being in Academic Environments Tool Kit. We will spend some time looking at how you can incorporate this into your work with students and in teaching. This web-based resource has easy to implement strategies for fostering well-being, while creating effective learning environments. It is based on a successful initiative from the University of Texas Austin. You will also hear about additional digital resources for students, like an online cognitive behavioral therapy tool, an app that helps mitigate loneliness, and updates features of You@CSU. We will also provide a brief overview of CSU students’ mental health.  

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Services Team
Duration: 60-90 minutes 
Minimum: 10 people 
Maximum: 50+ 

For Faculty and Staff 

NOTICE AND RESPOND: ASSISTING STUDENTS IN DISTRESS 

The Notice and Respond: Assisting Students in Distress 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. The interactive workshop uses a combination of learning modalities to learn how to recognize and respond to a range of mental health issues including suicide. The staff and faculty version models an effective interaction between a faculty member and a distressed student. Participants explore common concerns that may present barriers to taking action, and learn why a proactive response is vitally important. 

Facilitators: Health Education and Prevention Staff 
Duration: 75-90 minutes 
Minimum: 10 people 
Maximum: 50+ 

For Faculty and Staff