Health & Wellness Resources
Going to college is an exciting time. It is a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few resources for staying healthy and safe in college.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
- Stay active. Adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity a minimum, 5 days a week.
- Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day.
- Manage stress and maintain balance.
- Get tested for sexually transmitted infections and know your status.
- Know the dangers of binge drinking and limit alcohol.
- Know the dangers of cigarette smoking and vaping/juuling. Don't smoke.
- Avoid illicit drug use.
- Seek help from Health Services if you are not feeling well or from the Counseling Center if you are depressed or experiencing distress.
- "Ask the Dietician"
- Allergies and Dietary Preferences
- Nutrition Wellness Library
- For questions regarding food allergies or special dietary needs Contact Chef Derek Jolie at email@example.com.
- Individual nutritional counseling (either remote or in person) is available with a registered dietician. This is a great resource available to any student who wants guidance with healthier eating, weight loss, eating disorders, food allergies, or diet optimization for sports/physical endurance. Call Health Services to schedule an appointment.
- CDC STD Website
- CDC National STD/HIV Hotline 1-800-227-8922
- National LGBT Health Education Center ( A program of the Fenway Institute)
- American Sexual Health Association
- Women’s Health Website
- Free HIV screening and discounted gonorrhea and chlamydia screening sponsored by APRI and Health Services.
- Expedited Partner Therapy is available in Health Services for treating sex partners of patient's diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia. This prevents reinfection, stops the disease from spreading, and prevents long term complications.
- Monkeypox is a viral illness that spreads from person to person through close, intimate, skin-to-skin contact. For detailed information about monkeypox visit www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MPOX-info-teens-young-adults.pdf.
- A vaccine for prevention of monkeypox is available in limited supply. Visit Rhode Island Department of Health: Monkeypox for more information about vaccine availability and eligibility.