Health & Wellness Promotion

Programs

Special Events

Get informed! Health & Wellness Promotion offers various programs, events and activities to encourage you to learn responsible and healthy choices. We collaborate with other departments including CAPS, Campus Recreation, and Student Health to provide various events and programs.

FALL SEMESTER
  • Alcohol Screening & Assessment

    Sponsored by CAPS

    How is your relationship with alcohol? Come find out on Tuesday September 10th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, in the Campus Center, Room 148 and the Atrium. IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be sponsoring free alcohol screening and assessments where you can fill out a brief questionnaire and receive personal feedback from a CAPS counselor. Test your knowledge about alcohol use in college and try our 'Fatal Vision Goggles'! For more information, please contact CAPS at (317) 274-2548 or the Coordinator of Health & Wellness Initiatives at wernere@iupui.edu.

    Click here for the Alcohol Screening Flyer

  • Semicolon Campaign - Suicide Prevention

    Sponsored by CAPS and Health & Wellness Promotion

    September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. To raise awareness, TWLOHA-IUPUI Chapter along with CAPS and the Health and Wellness Promotion Committee encourage the IUPUI community to participate in The Semicolon Campaign from Mon. Sept. 9th – Thurs. Sept. 12th. The campaign uses the symbol of a semicolon, stating that “semicolons represent a sentence the author chose not to end. You’re the author; the sentence is your life.” We will have information tables with educational resources about suicide prevention in the Campus Center on Wed. and Thurs. from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Health & Wellness Initiatives at wernere@iupui.edu or (317) 274-9355.

    Click here for the Semicolon Campaign Flyer

  • QPR- Suicide Prevention Training

    Sponsored by CAPS

    As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week from September 9th through September 12th, IUPUI CAPS will be offering suicide prevention training for students, faculty, and staff. This training is based on Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), a well-known community-based approach to identifying and intervening with individuals considering suicide. The training is scheduled on Thursday September 12th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm in Campus Center Room 264. If you would like more information about the QPR Training, please contact CAPS at (317) 274-2548 or capsindy@iupui.edu .

    Click here to register for the training session

  • Bystander Intervention

    Sponsored by SAPIR

    Building a Safer Community: Bystander Intervention Presentation

    Take a stand against sexual assault! Join us on Tuesday September 17th from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in Campus Center, room 268 to learn how you can take a stand and make IUPUI a safer community. Participants will learn about Bystander Intervention and the skills necessary to intervene in a situation. This presentation is sponsored by SAPIR, the Sexual Assault Prevention, Intervention, and Response Taskforce. For more information, please contact the CAPS at (317) 274-2548 or Coordinator of Health & Wellness Initiatives at wernere@iupui.edu or (317) 274-WELL.

    Click here for the Building a Safer Community: Bystander Intervention Flyer

    Click here if you plan on attending.

  • Fruit & Veggie Month

    Sponsored by Student Health

    September is National Fruit & Veggie Month and a great time to increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Learn about recipes and tips to get more fruits and veggies in your diet.

  • Depression Screening

    Sponsored by CAPS

    Depression affects many people. Approximately 10% of the US population experiences symptoms of clinical depression in a single year. 

    Feeling sad, overwhelmed, trapped, and not up to the challenge of classes, work, and family responsibilities? You could be experiencing symptoms of depression. On Tuesday October 8th, IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will offer free screenings for depression. They will be screening from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Campus Center Atrium and again from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Tower Lobby. Fill out a brief questionnaire and go over the result with a CAPS counselor. If you can’t make it and would like to take a free online assessment, visit the site http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/IUPUICAPS. All IUPUI students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact CAPS at (317) 274-2548 or the Coordinator of Health & Wellness Initiatives at wernere@iupui.edu.

    Click here for the Depression Screening Flyer

  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

    Sponsored by CAPS, Health & Wellness Promotion, & Student Health

    The third week in October is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. There will be various events and opportunities on campus concerning alcohol awareness education.

  • Great American Smoke Out

    Sponsored by Student Health & SWELL (Student Wellness Coalition)

    The third Thursday in November is an opportunity for smokers to either go 24 hours without smoking or to develop a quit plan. Smoking cessation resources are available.

  • World Aids Day

    Sponsored by Student Health

    World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st and encourages people to learn the facts about HIV and AIDS as well as learning their status. Free Testing will be offered during the week.

  • Stress Busters Week

    Sponsored by Campus Rec, Student Health, and SWELL

    Join us at the end of the semester for Stress Busters Week! Events will be focused on stress reduction, relaxation, study tips, test taking tips, and sleep health.

SPRING SEMESTER
  • Body Image & Eating Disorders Assessment

    Sponsored by CAPS

    The Eating Attitude screening event consists of education, information, brochures, and other resources pertaining to body image and eating disorders. This screening takes place during the month of February at multiple locations on campus.

  • Sexual Responsibility Week

    Sponsored by Student Health

    During the second week of February, tons of information and resources will be available regarding sexual health and responsible choices concerning sex. Various programs will take place on campus.

  • Spring Break Safety Awareness Week

    Sponsored by CAPS & Student Health

    Have a little fun before spring break and learn about health and wellness safety at the same time! Various events on campus will be held during the week prior to Spring Break.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Sponsored by SAPIR Taskforce

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and focuses on events and programs aimed at reducing sexual assault and sexual violence. Take Back the Night events also take place during April. A number of events are happening on campus.

  • Anxiety Assessment

    Sponsored by CAPS

    Need to gauge your stress level and learn about the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety? This is an opportunity to fill out a brief questionnaire about anxiety and discuss results with a CAPS counselor. Learn about resources and grab some brochures. The Anxiety Screenings takes place in April at various locations on campus.

  • Student Health & Wellness Fair

    Sponsored by Student Health

    This event is held during the spring semester and combines representatives from campus and the community to offer free screenings, smoothie and exercise demonstrations, and tons of educational resources.