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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 is a bystander intervention training for risk reduction. 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 Programs:

Action Zone

This bystander intervention training is available upon requires 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

Individualized, confidential, no-cost coaching service to help students quit. 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.


Volunteer teams of students provide free five-minute backrubs and stress relief information to other students around campus. Learn more...

Students in Recovery listserv

Being a student and being in recovery can be a challenge, but it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience. Finding support is important. Students in recovery can 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


  • Action Zone Bystander Intervention open training
    Join NYU students staff and faculty and learn tools for helping others in difficult situations. Action Zone explores the Bystander Effect as well as when to intervene directly and indirectly. Learn more and register for open spring training here.


  • Fuel Your Finals
    Every fall and spring semester, during the last week of class and finals week, the Health Promotion Office is here to help reduce stress, promote self-care, and provide resources during students’ busiest time of the semester. Visit the Fuel Your Finals page for this semester's programming.


  • 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 Day
    Each year, the Student Health Center and other groups around the university hold events on and around World AIDS Day, a global health day when people unite in the fight against -- and support people living with -- HIV and AIDS. NYU students can access free, confidential HIV testing year-round at the Student Health Center. Make an appointment here.
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