Health Education

Our goal in Health Education is to provide Binghamton University students with the tools and information you need to maintain your good health.

We accomplish this by:
• Offering a unique, four-credit peer education internship program (REACH or Real Education About College Health) that brings wellness messages out to students across campus

• Providing individual counseling (and referrals if needed) to students who have concerns about sexual health, alcohol and other drug use, sexually transmitted infections, relationship issues, nutrition, fitness, stress management, HIV/AIDS and more

• Collaborating on various health awareness campaigns and events such as the Say Something Campaign, the Red Flag Campaign, World AIDS Day, the Clothesline Project and more

Services Open to All Students 

Health Education services are available to all registered students free of charge — the mandatory student health fee you pay as part of your tuition covers the cost for Health Education programming. We recommend that you call us at 607-777-2254 to schedule an appointment with our health educator, but students may be seen on a walk-in basis if needed.

Individual Health Consultations

Students are welcome to arrange confidential, one-on-one appointments with our health educator to talk about any wellness concern.

The following is a list of the most commonly requested topics for individual health consultations, but our health educator can address many other topics. Just let us know when you call to schedule an appointment.

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Birth control
  • Emergency contraception
  • Fitness
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition
  • Pelvic exams
  • Relationships
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexuality
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Stress management
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Women's health

***Consultations are free

Tobacco Cessation Programs

Individual tobacco cessation counseling is provided one-on-one with a tobacco cessation counselor. We offer incentives to help you quit, and provide counseling free of charge. Sessions are ongoing, by appointment only.

Group tobacco cessation counseling is also available so you can quit using tobacco for good with the support of your peers. We provide incentives to help you quit, and offer group sessions periodically throughout the year. Contact us at 607-777-2254 for details about our upcoming session.

Tobacco quit kits contain items to help you throughout the quitting process (candy, gum, rubber bands, sunflower seeds, toothbrush/toothpaste, written information and more). Free kits are available in the Decker Student Health Services Center and Health Education offices.

Journey of a Lifetime is a program that helps you plan your own, individual cessation program, day by day, for 30 days. You may borrow this CD from the Health Education office. All tobacco cessation programs are free.

Free Health Promotion Materials

Brochures and posters are available on a variety of health topics.
Materials are available for fairs and tabling.
Quit kits to help you stop smoking are offered through the Health Education office and at the Decker Student Health Services Center.
Students may get condoms in the Health Education office.
Brochures, posters, condoms and tobacco quit kits are free.