Office of Health Promotion

The Office of Health Promotion seeks to create a safer and healthier campus by providing health education programs, events, and activities to Georgia College students. The Office of Health Promotion also manages AlcoholEdu and the Alcohol & Other Drug Screening and Intervention programs for Georgia College. In addition to reducing high risk behaviors on campus, the Office of Health Promotion facilitates the distribution and collection of the National Collegiate Health Assessment (NCHA) every other year for the GC campus and maintains the Peer Health Educator student group Health Movement.

Location: Student Activities Center, 304   
Email: gchealthpromo@gcsu.edu
Phone: (478) 445- 1670

Office Hours: Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday- 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Thursday- Friday 8 a.m.-4.45 p.m.

AlcoholEdu is an online alcohol presentation required by all new incoming students and transfers. Deadlines for Fall 2018 are:

July 23 Course Opens

August 10th Part 1 is Due

October 19th Part 2 Due

For more information: http://www.gcsu.edu/studentaffairs/freshman-requirements

The Alcohol and Other Drug Screening and Intervention program is modeled after B.A.S.I.C.S, (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), a nationally recognized harm-reduction program. This program is designed to meet you where you are with substance use and abuse and help you get to where you want to be. Our program will be presented in a non-judgmental manner and creates a space for open discussion. Students can either come voluntarily, be referred by someone on campus, or complete this program as part of a sanction from Judicial Board.

Participants coming to the program as part of a sanction from Judicial Board must schedule their first session within two weeks of receiving their sanction notice.

Requirements for this program include: completing an online screening prior to the first session and scheduling and completing two sessions with the Prevention Coordinator.

During the two scheduled sessions, the participant and the Prevention Coordinator will talk about the student’s current alcohol and other drug usage and the student will create a plan to reduce their risk associated with their usage. Each session should last 45-50 minutes long.

Participants in the AOD-SI will be given a certificate of completion after the second session that will verify their participation in the program. No results or information will be shared, only a verification that the student completed the program.

We hope that your participation in this program will help you reduce your risk associated with alcohol and other drugs. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email the Prevention Coordinator, Rachel Pope  at gchealthpromo@gcsu.edu

Form: : https://orgsync.com/4474/forms/317361


Becoming a Peer Health Educator

Peer Health Educators from the RSO Health Movement assist the Office of Health Promotion in hosting weekly information tables about a variety of college health topics, as well as events and activities throughout the year. Health Movement members provide educational programs in the residence halls and for other student groups. These students go through a series of trainings on a variety of college health topics and seek to make GC a safer and healthier campus by promoting lower-risk options to students. Benefits for participating in Health Movement include enhancing communication skills,  facilitating group programing, and learning how to present health information in a relevant and fun way to their peers. 
How much time does it take to be a Peer Health Educator?

  • 2 meetings per month, one hour each- 2 hours
  • 4 weekly information tables per month, one hour each- 4 hours
  • Potential for 2-4 after-hours presentations or events- 4 hours

Total: 10 hours a month

Want to become a Peer Health Educator? We would love to have you join Health Movement! Fill out this application and submit it to gchealthpromo@gcsu.edu

Want to talk about college health topics but don't know where to start? Need a program really quick? Health Movement is available to present health programs in residence halls, student groups, and classes. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs 
  • Sexual Health and Awareness 
  • Mental Health Awareness 
  • Cold and Flu Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Other topics as needed

Presentations typically last from 30 to 45 minutes. Program requirements include two weeks notice of request for program,  request form completed and submitted online, and no programs scheduled to start after 8:30 p.m. Health Movement students can also be requested to help with other events and activities. To schedule a presentation/assistance , please complete this form.  

Every other year, the Office of Health Promotion administers the American College Health Association National Collegiate Health Assessment (ACHA NCHA) to our students. This survey allows the Office of Health Promotion to assess what types of health habits, behaviors, and perceptions our students might be experiencing. More information about the survey can be found here.

GC 2017 NCHA results ncha_2017.pdf