The Office of Health Education plans and conducts activities to help Vassar College students make better choices for healthier living. We develop educational programs related to aspects of student health, specifically in the areas of substance abuse prevention, nutrition education, and sexual health awareness, and facilitate connections between student health needs and services provided by the college and the local community. We also provide support and training to student peer helper groups, including CARES (sexual assault/abuse), CHOICE (sexual health information), and The Listening Center (or TLC, 24/7 peer counseling). Additionally, the Sexual Assault Violence Prevention Program (SAVP) is housed and supervised in the Office of Health Education.
The office, located in the Metcalf solarium, is open during the academic year and can be reached at (845) 437-7769. Students should feel free to stop by to get information about health and wellness topics, meet with a wellness peer educator, or schedule a one-on-one consultation with the director of health education.