Health Hut Interns work two 2-hour shifts each week in the Hut! Interns engage visitors with games, activities, and conversations aimed at increasing student awareness about health issues and behaviors that directly affect them, increase student knowledge about healthy behaviors and making healthy choices, and reduce the barriers students perceive to improving their health. The Hut is on campus for 36 hours each week, Monday through Thursday. The Department of Health Promotion & Wellness of the Student Health Center supports this program and provides oversight of the health content in outreach and programming materials.
The Health Advocates play an essential role in providing the social support needed for individuals to begin and continue making healthy choices. The Health Advocates provide monthly awareness events all over campus on various health topics, and also cover weekly national awareness campaigns. Advocates participate in weekly “informal interactions” in which they have casual conversations with other students on campus about a health topic.
The Health Advocates are also responsible for creating health advocacy events. Each Health Advocate team is creates one awareness event per semester. Follow the Health Advocates on social media to stay up to date on when the events are being hosted!