Health Promotion

Mission Statement of the Health Promotion Department

"The OSU Health Promotion Department provides leadership in the development and sustainability of an inclusive healthy campus community that maximizes student success by engaging in collaborative processes, education, and advocacy."

The Health Promotion Department is committed to providing health promotion and prevention programs for OSU students. To request a program, complete and submit the online Program Request Form.


Consistent with our mission, the Health Promotion Department provides outreach programs on a variety of college health issues. Many of our programs are targeted at the most common concerns and interests facing college students:

Outreach programs are designed to heighten awareness, increase knowledge and to direct students to appropriate resources. Health Promotion staff offers a variety of outreach presentations. Programs covering many aspects of health are available upon request to university residence halls, classrooms, clubs/organizations and the Greek community.

Brochures on a wide variety of topics are available from the display racks on the third floor of the health center; bulk quantities for group presentations are available on request.

Health Promotion facilitates programs and events, such as:

Peer Health Advocates (PHA) is a student volunteer program designed to promote health in the OSU community and beyond. This program is open and available to all students. Volunteers can choose to be involved in one or more of the following focuses of PHA:

  • Outreach and events
  • Social advocacy
  • Service learning

Other services of the Health Promotion Department include private consultations and individual assessments which are offered to accommodate the needs of all students. Individual evaluations offered include: lifestyle assessment, planning for health risk reduction, tobacco cessation, stress reduction and alcohol and other drug evaluation and referral.

To access any services or resources of the Health Promotion Department, call 541-737-2775 or drop by the office, Room 337, Plageman Student Health Center.