Health Promotion Services

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.

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Safe Zone Training Program

Information about the Safe Zone Training Program can be found by visiting the institute diversity website. 

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Alcohol Permit

The Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy can be found on the Students Rights, Responsibilities, and Judicail Affairs section of the Dean of Students Website.

Click for Request for Alcohol Permit form. Return completed form to


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Sexual Misconduct Awareness

Rensselaer is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning, living, and working environment in which no member of the Rensselaer community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any Institute program or activity.  Gender-based and sexual-based harassment, including Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence, are forms of illegal discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the Institute’s programs or activities.

In support of our basic principles, the following website ( is designed to provide you with education about the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, resources and the ability to report incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Also, an individual can report an incident to the Department of Public Safety (available 24 hours daily), a Title IX Coordinator, a Portfolio Title IX Liaison, the Dean of Students, the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Vice Provost and Dean for Graduate Education, or the Student Health Center.


Alcohol and Drug Policy

The Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy can be found on the Students Rights, Responsibilities, and Judicail Affairs section of the Dean of Students Website.

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings


Young Adult
Fridays, 7pm to 8pm
RPI Chapel and Cultural Center
2125 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY 12180

For more information, contact Tara at the Student Health Center at x2305.

To view a complete list of meetings available Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Rensselaer County.

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Nutrition Services

Free and confidential nutrition counseling is available to RPI students and staff by our campus Registered Dietitian.

 Some of the topics that can be discussed are:

To set up an appointment, please contact Kimberly Mayer, RDN at or (518)276-8989.


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Health Promotion Program Requests

If you are interested in requesting a health promotion program for your student organization, please complete this request form at least two weeks prior to when you would like to host the program.



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Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Applications Sought for Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Are you interested in becoming a part of something larger than yourself? The Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is accepting applications for membership for the 2020-2021 school year. Members of the SHAC will help foster a strong relationship with the general student body, and will assist in improving the Student Health Center’s services. Applications will be accepted until April 13, 2020. Interviews will be conducted the week of April 27th. All interested students should apply at: . Any questions should be directed to Raquel Rodriguez-Asher, Health Educator, at