Health Promotion and Programs

Rensselaer promotes, maintains, and improves individual and community health by teaching students individually and collectively how to take an active role in their own health care.

Health promotion initiatives at Rensselaer are evidence-based and comprehensive efforts to improve health knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills of Rensselaer students. It is our goal to lead students to positive change and/or reinforce existing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding overall personal health and wellness.

Programs

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition/Fitness
  • Safer Sex/Sexuality
  • Smoking and Tobacco
  • Stress
  • Violence Issues
  • Wellness

Initiatives

  • IAlcohol and Other Drug Advisory Committee
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education
  • Bystander Intervention Peer Educators
  • Safe Zone program (LGBTQ awareness)
  • LGBTQ Mentoring Network

Available Services and Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held for young adults every Friday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Rensselaer's Chapel and Cultural Center, which is located at 2125 Burdett Avenue in Troy.

For more information, contact Tara at the Student Health Center by calling (518) 276-2305.

A complete list of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Rensselaer County is also available.

Brought to you by members of the RPI Mueller Center, RPI Counseling Center, Health Promotion Team, and Student Health Services, Mental Health Mondays offer students a host of detailed resources and tips on how to sustain and improve their mental health while here at RPI.

Tips are posted every Monday to our Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rpimentalhealthmondays/

If you have any questions, please send email to Rensselaer's Student Health Center, and remember to include #MentalHealthMondays in the subject line.

Safe Zone training sessions offer opportunities for members of the campus community to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

For more information about the Safe Zone Training Program, please visit Rensselaer's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website.

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