The Counseling Center sponsors many different events throughout the course of the academic year. We collaborate with a variety of campus partners to create engaging events to support you and promote wellness on our campus.
All Sizes Fit
All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:
- Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
- Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
- Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.
It embraces the "Health at Every Size" philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of weight loss. Instead of dieting or focusing on a specific weight, we encourage: regular activity that is enjoyable, stress management, and healthy emotional awareness and coping.
All Sizes Fit includes an art show, with Duck Store gift certificates awarded for the top creations. If interested in submitting art for the next art show email Suzie Stadelman, Education Prevention and Outreach Coordinator.
Academics can be stressful for many of us, especially toward the end of the term. Stress Less is designed to create opportunities for you to explore different ways to practice self-care and find techniques to de-stress during some of the hardest parts of the year. These events are hosted during week 10 of fall, winter, and spring terms. Everyone manages the stress of classes differently, but we are here to support you through those times.
Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month—a time to raise awareness and reflect on the importance of mental health. See below for a variety of awareness and education events throughout the month.