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Health Promotion offers free workshops and programing to for students, faculty and staff to support our community. 


Learn how to recognize and respond to an alcohol, opioid or other drug-related emergency in this free one-hour training. Attendees will learn how to recognize signs of alcohol poisoning and overdose, how and when to use naloxone and strategies to prevent overdose.

Upcoming dates:

Overdose prevention and response trainings are open to all students, faculty and staff. Space is limited, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early to secure a spot. If you're unable to make it to one of our monthly trainings, you may request a presentation for your group. 

Click here for a listing of locations to purchase Narcan in the Boulder area.

The Supporting Student Resiliency Professional Development Series provides CU faculty and staff with concrete skills to better support students. Offered by several departments in the division of Student Affairs, sessions focus on areas critical to student retention and success. Faculty and staff can attend any individual session; those attending all six will receive a non-degree certificate. Learn more about each session and sign up at the Supporting Student Resiliency website

Helping CU students quit nicotine products is a vital part of our mission to support health, wellness and academic success. Health Promotion offers free nicotine quit kits and one-on-one nicotine cessation consultations to support students with identifying goals and creating a plan.

BASICS is a harm reduction based program that helps students examine their alcohol use, identify changes that could work for them and reduce their risk of future problems. 

At Health Promotion, we offer BASICS 1 and BASIC 2. To sign up, contact Health Promotion by calling 303-492-2937 or in person in at Wardenburg Health Center, room 346. Students may also sign up online.  


A conversation about party culture at CU and ways to have a better time and look out for one another.

A workshop exploring the link between sleep, health and academics. This session also includes strategies for more restorative sleep.

This free, voluntary workshop provides students with a safe, non-judgmental space where they can explore their relationship with substance use and discuss ways to maximize their experience. This 50-minute workshop is available on a drop-in basis. Students of all levels of use or non-use are welcome.

To register, please contact Health Promotion at 303-492-2937 or in person in Wardenburg Health Center, Room 346.

A range of options to help students stress less. Residence halls and student groups may request up to three of the following items based on staff availability:
  • Aromatherapy: Make your own aromatherapy oils. Learn how different scents can help for a variety of symptoms.
  • Chair Massage: Enjoy 5 minute chair massage. This program requires a minimum of 15 participants and can be scheduled for up to 2 hours of time. 
  • Creative Expression: Choose from a variety of options for in-the-moment stress relief. Health Promotion staff will follow-up to explore creative art options with your group. Examples include making glitter bottles, coloring, origami or modeling clay. 
  • Guided Mindfulness Exercise: Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help connect to the present and reduce stress and can be used anytime. Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life. This exercise is led by one of our HealthBuffs peer educators.
  • Stress Assessment: Learn how stress shows up for you, ways to incorporate self-care or methods to help reset your system when stress gets overwhelming. These can be taken alone or discussed with a HealthBuffs peer educator for more individualized feedback.
  • Stress(Less) Presentation: Learn more about how to recognize and manage stress. This presentation works well for groups of 10 or more. It encompasses guided mindfulness and pairs well with Aromatherapy or creative expression.

A workshop on healthy communication, safer sex practices and sex positivity.

A screening and discussion of the Unnatural Causes documentary that explores how social, political and economic conditions impact health.

Health Promotion professional staff is also available to adapt a presentation to meets the needs of your group.

Request a program or workshop