Programs

The HAWKS Peer Health Educators offer several programs by request for residence halls, student organizations, and other populations. Request a program now (please provide two weeks notice).

HAWKS Programs

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

An evidence based program, ASTP provides information about legal, low risk alcohol use and focuses on decision-making and responsible actions around alcohol use. Th program helps students determine what is low risk for them, making a plan for times alcohol may be a choice, and resources available on and off campus.

The Big 5 Ways to Protect Your Health

This comprehensive program details a variety of prevention topics including: 1) Be smart about sex; 2) Focus on food and fitness; 3) Check for cancer; 4) Have alcohol awareness; 5) Mind your mental health.

Healthy Relationships

Help students celebrate their identity by establishing healthy, fulfilling relationships with partners, friends, and family. This program includes how to use effective communication to maintain healthy relationships and how to recognize warning signs of unhealthy relationships.

Nutrition in a Nutshell

Geared to students concerned with the common dilemma of the "Freshman 15" first year weight gain, this program presents healthy eating habits, basic nutrition and ideas for incorporating physical activity into your day. Information on eating disorders and how to recognize and refer if a friends needs helps.

Pink Matter

This program provides information regarding women’s personal and sexual health, anatomy, STIs, and sexual response.

Sex in the Basement

A popular sexual health program, especially with first year students, including a review of high-risk and low-risk sexual activities, how to put on a condom, an introduction to contraceptives and STIs, a discussion on the importance of consent and sexual assault, what may happen when sex and alcohol mix, and the safety of abstinence. Furthermore, students learn about valuable on- and off-campus sexual health resources.

Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

Do you know the signs of a healthy relationship? The definition of relationship violence? Learn the resources and answers to these and other questions about respect, consent, dating, and sexual intimacy decision making.

Step Up! Bystander Awareness

Bystander intervention gives students the tools they need to assist in a variety of situations.

Stress and Time Management

Popular for first year residence halls, this program provides students with tips and resources to make their years at Miami successful.

Brief Presentations: “Fit in 15”

A limited number of 15-minute presentations are available to groups looking for information and resources. Topics include:

Fitness

Ways to incorporate physical activity into your college lifestyle, campus and community resources, and working out.

Nutrition

Rotating topics on sugar and food additives, vegan and vegetarian options, and important nutrients.

Sexual and Interpersonal Violence (SIV) Prevention

Information about the It’s On Us campaign, ways to get involved, and campus and community resources.

Staying Safer with Alcohol

Looks at what legal and low risk alcohol use means, how to enjoy alcohol and avoid problems, and resources if you or a friend need help.

***HAWKS Peer Health Educators are always open to new ideas for programs!

Programs Offered by Our Partners

How to Help a Friend Training

Provided by Miami University community partner Women Helping Women, this training is designed to help equip students with best practices to responding to friends or peers who disclose sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or intimate partner violence. The spectrum of gender-based violence will be discussed along with responses that are helpful to support friends when they disclose and responses that can unintentionally shut someone down. Students will learn about both confidential and reporting resources on-campus and in the community.

  • Contact: Women Helping Women at MU@womenhelpingwomen.org or call/text 513-431-1111
  • Program Director – Casey Frazee Katz