College health educators bring the world of health, wellness and disease prevention to life. On our campus, our health educator puts together an array of passive and active programming that focuses on the needs of our students. She is also responsible for helping students complete judicial sanctions for on-campus alcohol and drug violations.
As an academic community, SUNY Potsdam is committed to providing an environment in which learning and scholarship can flourish. The possession or use of illegal drugs, or the abuse of those which may otherwise be legally possessed, seriously affects the University environment, as well as the individual potential of our students and staff. The Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act was enacted to ensure that any institution of higher education that receives funds under any federal program has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol by students.
Have questions about symptoms you are having or about a specific health related topic? Go Ask Alice is a well respected health education site for college students. Questions that are posted to the site are answered and archived by a team of health educators, medical providers, and other health professionals at Columbia University with advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, and counseling. Use the link above to look up health related information in their archive or to post an anonymous question about that thing you are too embarrassed to ask anyone else!
PathWeighs is a one credit physical education course designed to help those who are overweight learn to manage their weight for the rest of their lives. It meets the requirement for one of the four PE credits students must have to graduate from SUNY Potsdam. It is coordinated through Student Health Services, but is a team effort, utilizing the expertise of the Athletics and Physical Education, PACES, Community Health, Counseling and Student Health departments. See the links below for information about PathWeighs.