Improving the health and wellness of our campus community and creating an environment that supports individuals and groups in pursuit of their optimal potential is a challenging endeavor. Each of us can play a role in helping Binghamton University become the healthiest campus!
Student Involvement Opportunities
Campus Recreation Program Advisory Board
year-long, no credit
Provide suggestions to the Department of Campus Recreational Services (CRS) for program planning, operations and initiatives, and assist in developing the highest possible quality of life to meet the diverse needs of our University community.
Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health Advisory Committee
year-long, no credit
Enhance the health and wellness programs available to students through the Decker Student Health Services Center by advising about issues not limited to: types of services, accessibility and educational needs/programs, quality assurance and campus outreach efforts. Students interested in joining should contact Health and Counseling Director, Noel Feik at email@example.com.
Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators (M-HOPE) Internship Impact and change campus culture around topics of mental health and wellness through outreach services including presentation and prevention programming. Create a safe space to discuss suicide prevention, mental health stigma and self-care. Help students get the resources and support they need.
Group Fitness Internship
spring semester only, 90 hours, 3 credits
Train, certify and hire students to teach group fitness classes. Internship will include information on the essentials of exercise, basic anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, body composition, injury prevention, cueing and choreography.
Personal Training Internship
fall semester only, 120 hours, 4 credits
Train, certify and hire students to become personal trainers. Internship will include information in various aspects of health, fitness and exercise programming.
REACH (Real Education About College Health) peer education program
120 hours, 4 credits
Heighten fellow students' awareness and understanding of health issues that directly affect their lives, such as alcohol and other drugs, tobacco use, social life, HIV/AIDs, sexuality, self-esteem, peer pressure, relationships and healthy decision-making.
Nutrition and fitness internship
Function as a peer educator to fellow Binghamton students through service-learning projects, research and outreach to the greater Binghamton community. Topics include nutrition, fitness, body image and eating disorders. For more information, contact Sarah Thompson or Lisa Hrehor.
20:1 Sexual Assault Peer Education Internship
year-long, 4 credits
Learn about sexual assault, prevention, victim empathy, sexual consent, and bystander behavior so as to provide outreach to other students and student groups across campus. Topics include: sexual assault prevention, domestic violence, racism/hate, bullying, hazing and other incidents of potential situations of interpersonal violence where there might be opportunity for bystander intervention.
20:1 Bystander Intervention Internship
year-long, 4 credits
(Sister program to 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program)
Learn about bystander intervention, sexual assault prevention, domestic violence, hate crimes/bullying, hazing and other incidents of potential situations of interpersonal violence where there might be opportunity for bystander intervention.
Healthy Campus Agent
Healthy Campus Agents are volunteer faculty and staff who support the mission of the Healthy Campus Initiative by promoting and encouraging peers, co-workers, and friends to participate in campus-sponsored health and wellness programs. Expectations include:
- Sharing emails and fliers promoting campus health and wellness activities
- Recruiting colleagues, coworkers and friends to participate in health and wellness activities
- Influencing a culture of health within your department or group (i.e. implement healthy food/drinks for meetings, create a healthy bulletin board, host walking meetings/groups, stretch breaks)
- Being a positive role model and participating in health and wellness programs and activities
- Identifying potential ideas and programs for enhancing the culture and health of the campus environment
- Attend annual trainings and participate in monthly in-services, as well as provide feedback and evaluations on programs and area initiatives.
Healthy Campus Agents will be the first to know about the latest health and wellness happenings on campus as they generate excitement and actively foster a culture of health and wellness on campus.
Other benefits agents will receive include:
- Free Healthy Campus Agent t-shirt and other wellness goodies throughout the year
- Access to information, tools and resources to help you and others lead a healthier lifestyle
- New peer, professional and cross-campus networking opportunities
- $15 Campus Recreation gift certificate each semester, good for any class, service or membership*
- Entry into an annual drawing for larger prizes such as a semester fitness membership, $100 Amazon gift card or Fitbit Activity Tracker
- The opportunity to apply for financial assistance from the Healthy Campus grant program to help support new wellness initiatives.
*Gift certificate distribution and prize drawings will be done at the end of each semester and will be contingent on active participation.