Office of Health Promotion staff pose with students at Ohio University
Office of Health Promotion

Office of Health Promotion

The Office of Health Promotion provides educational programming, peer support and education, and campus and community resources for students to feel empowered and educated to make healthy choices about what is important to them.

We strive to create safe and healthy campus environments by empowering the OHIO community to flourish through an emphasis on prevention, skill-building, peer health education and inclusive trauma-informed practices to promote campus-wide safety and well-being.

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What We Do

  • We deliver comprehensive multi-level initiatives related to violence prevention, anti-hazing, mental health and well-being, alcohol & other drugs, and sexual health.
  • We center our prevention work using inclusive, proactive, upstream approaches that activate and increase numbers of students, staff, faculty and community members to flourish and thrive.
  • We work to promote and communicate healthy behavior change through building rich relationships, centering student voices and experiences, and de-stigmatizing help-seeking behaviors.

Prevention Education Programs


    Peer Well-Being Network

    • Share your voice for how we can best support student well-being
    • Develop ideas and initiatives to advance the conversation on student mental health and well-being at OHIO
    • Get connected to the Peer Well-Being Network!

    Alcohol & Other Drugs

    • Safety First Presentation
    • SafeBar Training
    • Narcan training/distribution Program
    • NEW! Fentanyl Test Strips Distribution Program

    Violence Prevention & Anti-Hazing

    • Green Dot (Bystander Intervention)
      • Student Overview
      • Employee Overview 
      • 3 hr. Bystander Training 
    • Interpersonal Violence 101 presentation 
    • Anti-Hazing 101

    Mental Health & Well-Being

    • Bandana Project-suicide prevention and destigmatizing mental health campaign 
    • Strategies to Manage Anxiety 101
    • Trauma Informed trained staff and peer educators.

    Sexual Health

    • Free Accessible condom and dental dam distribution program
    • Sexual Health 101 Presentation
    • Annual Sexual Health Resource Fair (Every Spring)
    • Peer to Peer programming 

    Bobcat Peer Educators

    • Health Education
    • Empowerment
    • Connection to Resources for Student Well-Being 

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