The College Health section includes topics of interest to college students such as understanding stress, relationships, sexual health, eating disorders, tatoos and piercing, links to other college websites and more. General Health includes links to national sites that will help you to learn more about disease and good health, as well as how to care for yourself. Sexual Health provides a range of information including STIs, Sexual Assault, Contraception etc. Alcohol and Other Drugs will link you to sites that deal with all aspects of addictions and their impact on individuals and families. Please let us know if you find a site particularly helpful, or if you would like to recommend a site that should be included.

On Campus Resources

College Health

  • Go Ask Alice – Maintained by Columbia University, this award winning, and popular college health site (with over 2.5 million visitors per month from all over the world) provides expert answers to five of the more than 800 health questions readers submit about sex, relationships and health topics. The Dear Abby of sexual health information. Highly recommended. All time favorite site of college students.
  • Secret Shame – Contrary to the site’s title, there is no shame here. This site contains information on self-injury and cutting.
  • Scarleteen - sex education for the real world
  • NeedyMeds.com – NeedyMeds is the place to learn about patient assistance programs and other programs designed to help those who can’t afford their medicines. NeedyMeds is not a program. It’s an information source
  • Vaccine Information Statements – Information on required vaccinations in YOUR language.
  • Emergency Contraception Fact Sheet
  • Missed Pill instructions – very helpful information on what to do if you forget to take your oral contraceptive from the University of California at Davis
  • University of Colorado, Boulder: Health Center – This website includes links to 248 college health services worldwide. A listing of Health Information for Consumers provides a virtual goldmine of resource links on general health topics. There is a very comprehensive page of links to 17 online health screening and appraisals.
  • Something Fishy Web Site on Eating Disorders – Definitions, experiences, chat groups, links – FREE
  • QuitNet – Free guide to quitting tobacco. Online support group, helpful links.
  • CDC Travel Page – This website offers travelers information on their destination country, health and vaccine recommendations for travel, and other useful information.
  • The Master Anti-Smoking Page – Describes software package to help you quit. Costs about $20.
  • Rohypnol – fact sheet from Virginia State University

Sexual Health

General Health

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Alcohol and Substance Use Education

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Spring Break Health Tips

If you are going to a party or heading out to a club:

  • Designate a driver
  • Make sure you have a buddy
  • Drink in moderation
  • Never leave a drink unattended
  • Never drink from a previously opened container
  • Take your cell phone and program emergency phone numbers in it.

If you choose to be sexually active:

  • Please remember to use proper protection
  • DO NOT rely on the other person to remember it.
  • Be extra cautious when combining alcohol & sexual activity.

Check below for information about emergency contraception, date rape and “club” drugs (roofies, GHB) and victim services. (See Sexual Health or Alcohol & Other Drugs)

Remember, the best Spring Break is one you can come home and talk about. Have fun, be safe!

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