Please give at least two weeks notice for all requests. You will be contacted within a week with a response. In addition, please note that we do not facilitate presentations during the last week of classes that precede finals week.
Below is a list of current presentation topics. If you do not see the topic you are looking for, send an e-mail with a description of the type of information you would like presented. If given ample time, we would be happy to put something new together for you!
Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help...but didn't? This presentation will help students gain the skills and confidence to speak up and help reduce the potential for alcohol related injuries or violence.
Stress is a normal part of the college experience, and because the mind and body are connected, stress can affect our physical health. This presentation takes a holistic approach to looking at stress, including how to cope with stress and seek balance.
Most people have heard of condoms and birth control pills, but this presentation is a virtual show-and-tell of the many methods of contraception. You are guaranteed to learn at least one new method of birth control.
Most people think bullying only occurs on the playground, but this presentation talks about how bullying can occur on college campuses. Through interactive discussion and videos, this presentation will help students feel more comfortable intervening during instances of cyberbullying, hazing, or harassment that could occur in a college setting
Mental health is a growing concern among colleges across the nation because the majority of disorders are diagnosed between the ages of 16 and 24. This presentation seeks to destigmatize many of the negative perceptions associated with mental health, discouraging students from labeling friends as "crazy", "psycho", "bipolar", etc. Topics such as stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc. are all covered.
This presentation is about myths and facts about marijuana, prescription drugs such as Adderall, and other drugs including ecstasy and bath salts. Students will learn the reality of use and abuse on campus and the health consequences associated with using these drugs. Students will also learn how to help a friend they suspect may be developing a substance dependency.
In America, every hour someone commits a hate crime; everyday 8 blacks, 3 whites, 3 gays, 3 Jews, and 1 Latino become a hate crime victim; every week a cross is burned. This discussion based presentation delves into the motivations and consequences of targeted violence.
When your choices are Jones, the Den, Harris, and the Lair, it's often easiest to go for the burger and fries. This presentation teaches students about the food guide pyramid, my plate, and gives great ideas for healthy eating to promote life-long wellness.
In a media saturated society, we are exposed to unrealistic images and expectations of what we "should" look like. This can lead to concerns related to body image, disordered eating, and overall mental and physical health. This presentation will improve student's media literacy and perceptions of healthy bodies.
Through the use of scenarios and discussion, this presentation encourages students to analyze gender role socialization and how that can perpetuate violence in relationships. Students will learn signs or "red flags" to look for in unhealthy relationships and how to help a friend who might be involved in such a relationship.
Want a kiss? Answer a question in this interactive sexual health presentation about sexually transmitted infections and earn a Hershey kiss. This sex-positive program will help students understand risks associated with sexual activity and how to utilize safer sex practices.
Alcohol is known as a social lubricant and is perceived as one of the only mediums through which college students can mingle. This presentation takes a harm-reduction approach to teach students how to drink responsibly, have fun, and avoid negative situations. (Note to US1100 instructors: This presentation is very similar to the presentation students receive during Alcohol 101 at Bobcat Preview.)
Social connectedness, exercise, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, stress, tobacco, and sexual health. This presentation is a Cliff's Notes version of overall health and wellness while trying to adjust to student life at Texas State.
A virtual tour of the Student Health Center will also be included in this presentation. The virtual tour gives students information about the facility and services offered at the health center.
(Note to US1100 instructors:Incoming students have already viewed the tour during Bobcat Preview.)
Fact: 1 in 5 American women experience rape or attempted rape in the course of their lifetime. Unfortunately, those odds change to 1 in 4 when a woman enters college. This presentation is an interactive discussion based program that reviews acquaintance rape scenarios and emphasizes the importance of explicit verbal consent in sexual relationships.
Individuals between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of stalking, and 3 in 4 of those victims are stalked by someone they know. Sexual harassment falls in the continuum of sexual violence and with this presentation, participants will learn how to define and identify stalking, understand behaviors behind stalking and the motivations, as well as have a discussion regarding the ability to identify red flags and report stalking to authorities.
Sexual harassment goes beyond unwanted touching. Sexual harassment falls in the continuum of sexual violence and this presentation discusses the various types of sexual harassment, challenges audience beliefs through interactive discussion, as well as helps the audience members understand the signs of and effects from sexual harassment. The presentation will also leave the audience members with an understanding of real-world options for responding to harassment wherever it may be experienced and reporting options.