The Health Promotion Department is committed to educating students about the impact of their choices on their health and their community, and to promoting community norms that support health-enhancing behaviors.
Some Examples of Programs and Services
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Stress Management
- Flu & Cold
- Healthy Relationships
- Sexual Health
DU Peer Education—HYPE
What is HYPE?
HealthY Peer Empowerment (HYPE) is a group of DU students who promote healthy lifestyles by educating our peers on the impact of their choices. Our partnership with the Health and Counseling Center enables us to act as an approachable liaison between the student body and health professionals. We work with a large number of physical and mental health issues. If you're passionate about healthy living, HYPE may be just what you're looking for!
What is Peer Education?
Peer educators are students just like you who are trained in health issues and reach out to fellow students through fun and informative programs and campaigns. HYPE can provide you with accurate and reliable information for yourself or your friends.
Why Peer Education?
We often turn to our friends for advice about challenging personal issues like such as alcohol and tobacco use, sleep problems and sex health. Peer education serves as an outlet for students to get the info they need from a well trusted source - their peers.
Interested? What to know more?
Requesting a Program
If you would like a health-related presentation or program for your classroom, student organization, residence hall, department or any other DU organization, fill out our program request form. Please give us at least two weeks notice when requesting a program.
Health Education for our Patients and Clients
The Health Promotion Coordinator works in partnership with the medical and counseling staff to help students learn about self-care and healthy lifestyles. Contact her for more information about, but not limited to, STD's, HIV, contraception, alcohol and other drugs, acquaintance rape issues, eating disorders, body image, nutrition, cholesterol, and vegetarian diets.
Campus-Wide Health Promotion Activities
Campus-wide special events are planned throughout the year on a variety of relevant health issues. Look for announcements about these exciting programs.