Given the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus and social distancing guidelines many of our annual events may be cancelled or offered virtually for the 2020-21 academic year.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Symposium
HCI is proud to support the NYSCHA 2020 Suicide Prevention Symposium: Mental Health in the Changing Higher Education Landscape. This is a free, virtual series of presentations, networking opportunities and discussions open to Binghamton University staff, faculty and students meant to enhance knowledge and skills around mental health and suicide prevention especially prevalent in the current environment. Find more information here.
Healthy Campus Week
2019 marked the Partnership for A Healthier America's fifth annual Healthy Campus Week and BWelcome's first BHealthy week. Our goal was to promote the great work our campus partners are doing to make healthier choices easier for our students, faculty and staff.
Ways to support Healthy Campus Week:
- Host a health or wellness activity on campus, like:
- A Mental Health Monday activity
- A demo to showcase healthy res hall recipes
- A meditation session in the Labyrinth, Peace Quad or Nature Preserve
- A Lunch and Learn session focused on health and wellness topics
- A food insecurity event with information about on-campus resources
- Coordinate a Group Physical Activity Challenge
Healthy Campus Summit
The Healthy Campus Summit provides students, faculty, staff and community members a captivating day-long program to highlight the achievements and progress of the Healthy Campus Initiative. Our hope is that all attendees will leave with personally useful wellness related information, as well as be more informed about University resources, programs and projects underway to help make Binghamton University a healthier academic environment and workplace.
Sessions at the Summit are typically connected to a current or recent HCI project. By opening dialogues on culture change and fostering campus-wide collaborations in educational programming, research and healthy living, we are one step closer to meeting our goal of becoming the healthiest campus.
Past keynote speakers include:
- Gregory Eells, director of counseling and psychological services at Cornell University
- Dan Lerner, author of U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)
- Michael Finkelstein, MD, executive director of the Slow Medicine Foundation and the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness
- Megan Amaya, assistant professor of clinical nursing, director of health promotion and wellness, The Ohio State University
Binghamton University's annual Health Fair event is held at the East Gym. The annual event, hosted by Binghamton University Dining Services, in partnership with the Department of Campus Recreational Services and the Healthy Campus Initiative: B-Healthy, focuses on the health and wellness resources available to the University community, both on campus and off.
Learn about campus and community resources that will help enhance your well-being at the Health Fair. Groups include:
- the Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) Wellness Team,
- the BUDS Sustainability Team,
- Campus Recreation,
- Health Promotion and Prevention Services,
- the Family Enrichment Network,
- the Multicultural Resource Center, Tri-City Hearing,
- the UHS Stay Healthy Center,
- Binghamton University's Employee Assistance Program
- and more.
Parent and Family Weekend
Parents and families are integral partners with the University in creating a culture of health and wellness at Binghamton University. We believe establishing a relationship with parents and family members ensures a successful Binghamton University experience for students.
B-Healthy has collaborated with Parent and Family Programs to offer innovative keynote speakers as part of our annual Family Weekend celebration.
Our keynote for 2019 was Jessica Lahey, author of the NY Times best seller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Creating a culture of well-being requires regular and on-going opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in workshops, activities and engagements that support healthy living. Many of our campus partners offer these programs throughout the year. B-Healthy co-sponsors, collaborates and supports many. Find out more by visiting Employee Assistant Program, University Center for Training and Development, and Campus Recreation Services.