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Programs and Events

The Student Health Center provides opportunities for students to learn valuable skills and to assist their peers by participating in different University community health initiatives.

Leadership Opportunities

Health-related leadership programs that enable students to discover and develop their health promotion and leadership skills.

Action Zone

Action Zone, formerly known as Step Up! NYU, is a bystander intervention training for risk reduction. Learn more...

Health Leaders

Health Leaders are full-time students in good academic standing who serve as Student health Center resource and referral agents and knowledgeable health opinion leaders. Learn more...


Trains and dispatches volunteer teams of students to provide free five-minute backrubs and health information to other students around campus. Learn more...

Student Health Advisory Board

A committee that considers all matters relating to student health as related to University concerns and policies. Learn more...

Ongoing Programs

Health and wellness programs which provide opportunities for students to practice self-care and develop new skills.

Counseling and Wellness Services Programs:


Sometimes a problem is better addressed through Group Counseling than individual appointments. Learn more...


Toolkits are two-part workshops designed to help students develop and practice new skills to enhance personal, academic and social well-being. Learn more...

Health Promotion (HPO) Programs:

Action Zone Live

A 1-hour, topic-specific bystander intervention workshop available by request for your group, class, organization, or hall. Learn more...

Ask the Sexpert

Got questions about sexuality, sexual health, safer sex, intimacy, or anything else related to sex? Ask NYU's Sexpert. Learn more...

Biofeedback Personal Stress Relief

Biofeedback is a process that enables individuals to learn how to change physiological activity for the purpose of improving health and performance. Learn more...

Fuel Your Finals

Reduce stress, promote self-care, and provide resources during students’ busiest time of the semester. Learn more...

Programs and Activities Without Substances (PAWS)

PAWS is a pool of money set aside to help student groups sponsor substance-free activities at NYU. Learn more...

Quit & Win Smoking Cessation

These individualized, confidential services are available to all NYU students at no cost and provide a terrific opportunity to experience the benefits of a smoke-free life. Learn more...

Socializing Without Substances (SWOS) listserv

Many students have an interest in socializing where alcohol or other drug use is not the primary focus and some report having difficulty finding NYU students with that same interest. The Health Promotion office sponsors a listserv so that you can communicate with other students who might have similar interests, needs, and ideas related to socializing. Send a blank email to to be added to the listserv.


Trains and dispatches volunteer teams of students to provide free five-minute backrubs and health information to other students around campus. Learn more...

Students in Recovery listserv

Being a student and being in recovery can be a challenge at times, but it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience. Finding support is important. For information about 12-step and self-help meetings on or near campus, call the Health Promotion office. Staff are available to discuss strategies for navigating the course of recovery. Students in recovery can also join a listserv to communicate with other NYU students in recovery. To join, send a blank email message to

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Special Events

Events held throughout the year that focus on Student Health Center services and/or specific health topics and provide information and resources to students. For more info, call the Health Promotion office at (212) 443-1234 or email


  • Gender Violence Awareness Week
    April 7-11, 2014
    Sexual assault, intimate relationship violence and stalking can happen to anyone regardless of race, class, age, appearance, gender identity or sexual orientation. The aim of Gender Violence Awareness Week (GVAW) is to create an awareness of these abusive behaviors and to encourage the University community to join together to take action and end gender-based violence in all its forms. Learn more...


  • Wellness Expo
    The University’s annual health and wellness fair for students. Admission is free for the NYU community. The Expo is a great way to get better acquainted with wellness resources offered at NYU, and enjoy free flu shots, massages, healthy snacks, games, prizes, and lots of great giveaways! Learn more...


  • Great American Smokeout
    Join the majority of NYU students and be smoke-free for the day or for good. Whether you're looking for general information on quitting or for cessation services, stop by the information tables across campus. Can’t attend but would like information on quitting? Contact the Health Promotion Office at (212) 443-1234 or about the Quit & Win program.
  • World AIDS Week
    Each year, the Student Health Center, as well as other offices around the university, hold events on campus during World AIDS Week to provide information and resources around HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. One of the services offered is free confidential HIV testing for NYU students, which students can access year-round at the Student Health Center!

Request an HPO Program!

The Health Promotion office provides specialized programming that addresses the full range of health topics impacting college students. These programs help meet the needs of individual students and our campus community. To request a program at least two weeks in advance, please complete the HPO Program Request Form. You can always call, email, or visit the Health Promotion office with questions and/or special requests.

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