Those requesting the session will receive a confirmation, and are encouraged to confirm the date, time, and location with the members of the organization or department.
Requesting parties are asked to publicize the session, and to aim for at least fifteen individuals in attendance. A group above 10 is optimal for creating meaningful discussion and engagement levels.
If led by one of our student groups, two members of SWAT or SERC will be onsite to lead the requested workshop.
Facilitated by Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
Under the Covers
Discuss characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships
Examine qualities that are important to you and others in a relationship.
Understand what "consent within the context of sexual activity" means, and why it's so important to have ongoing conversations with your partner about each other's needs.
Learn how to reduce risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS.
Find out how prevalent STIs are on campus and learn statistics regarding sexual behaviors of Illinois State students.
Practice makes perfect and attendees will be using the "woodies" during condom demonstrations.
Identify campus and community resources.
On the Rocks
Understand what "consent within the context of sexual activity" means and why someone who is intoxicated to the point of incapacitation or sleeping, is unable to provide consent.
Recognize and acknowledge alcohol as a drug and learn how it affects someone physically and mentally.
Explore common myths and misperceptions around students use of alcohol.
Identify tools and strategies to reduce your risk for alcohol-related impairment problems.
Analyze how using alcohol can impact or jeopardize the things you value and what's most important to you.
Learn skills to better recognize when someone needs help due to their alcohol use and what are the most appropriate ways to intervene.
Identify campus resources available for students.
Facilitated by Students Ending Rape Culture (SERC)
Dismantling Rape Culture
Explore the role consent plays in sexual activities and everyday life.
Examine different types of sexual violence (i.e., sexual assault, intimate partner violence, voyeurism, etc.)
Learn about common tactics of power and control used in abusive relationships.
Recognize the signs of stalking and what steps to take when you, or someone you know, need help.
Discover how you can challenge rape culture and victim blaming.
Understand how to best support and empower survivors of sexual violence.
Identify campus and community resources.
Facilitated by Health Promotion and Wellness Professional Staff
Managing Your Stress by Being More Mindful
One of the biggest issues that many college students struggle with is managing their stress. Mindfulness and meditation are practices that have been studied and proven in research to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, healthy eating behaviors and academic performance, and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. In addition to practicing some mindfulness and meditation techniques, individuals will learn about and discuss:
the different factors that add to students’ stress levels
a model that describes effective coping techniques for stress
self-care strategies and campus resources
and the art and science of practicing mindfulness
Healthy Relationships: From Roommates to Romance
We have relationships with a variety people, ranging from personal (i.e. family and friends) to professional (i.e. coworkers and mentors). In this workshop you will:
Explore the characteristics and foundations shared by all healthy relationships
Discover the impact unhealthy relationships have on our health and well-being
Understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships at all levels of our social network
Identify campus resources that will motivate and help students cultivate healthy relationships with others as well as themselves
Redbird Respect: Bystander Empowerment Training
Bystander Empowerment is an interactive, skill building program designed to help participants identify, respond to, and potentially prevent harmful situations. Although bystander strategies can be applied to a variety of situations, the focus of this workshop is raising awareness of warning signs and indicators of intoxication, sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, and stalking. Empowered bystanders are vital to creating a safer campus community. This session is an invitation to join Illinois State University in fostering a culture of care and respect.
Facilitated in collaboration with Student Counseling Services
The Body Project
An evidence-based program that has demonstrated success in reducing eating disorders and negative body image issues for female-identified students.
Explore the origin of the "thin" ideal in our society, the costs associated with striving for this ideal, and how to resist pressure to be thin.
Learn how to talk more positively about our bodies and how to challenge negative talk about body image.
This workshop is meant to be facilitated over two separate 2 hour sessions for maximum effectiveness.