We at SHS Prevention and Wellness (PAW) are dedicated to educating students on a wide variety of health issues.

Below are descriptions of the various workshop topics that are covered by PAW.

If you would like to have someone from the PAW team come to your location (residence hall, community, class, etc.) to give a presentation, facilitate a discussion, or provide health education materials, please complete the online Program Request Form

Request a workshop

Please note

  • Workshops must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Please plan ahead, our schedules fill up fast!
  • All workshops must be full length (60 min. unless otherwise noted).
  • Evening workshops need to start on the hour or half hour and must end by the latest available time listed for that program. Workshops may be requested anytime during normal business hours.
  • Workshops need to start on time and be uninterrupted by other guest speakers.
  • Facilitators will not present to audiences less than 10 people.
  • Ensure that your space is adequate (e.g. has enough comfortable seating for the anticipated audience and any required technology/activities). If not, talk to your facilitator and consider reserving a room on campus. 
  • Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drugs

This program focuses on helping students identify negative and harmful consequences of high-risk alcohol use.

It acknowledges that abstinence from alcohol is the safest option but not always the most acceptable choice for students. Thus, the program focuses on harm reduction as opposed to a "just say no" approach. The presenters approach this topic in a fun, interactive, positive, and intellectually stimulating manner.

Marijuana: A Blunt Discussion on the Facts

Want to make sure you understand the Oregon State and Corvallis laws on marijuana? Want to see just how many students on OSU's campus are using marijuana? Want to learn how marijuana affects your body and your studies? Then join us for this interactive presentation to get you in the know regarding marijuana.

Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs workshops can be requested during the times below:

Day of the week
Hours available
Tuesday 9am – 8pm* The workshop must end by 8pm 
Wednesday 9am – 8pm* The workshop must end by 8pm 
Thursday 9am – 8pm* The workshop must end by 8pm 



Recovery: Addressing Stigma and Making OSU a Recovery Supportive Home

This workshop will use clips from the documentary "The Anonymous People" to prompt a discussion about what it is like for someone who is in recovery from addiction to be a student on a university campus.

Students will be encouraged to think about the stigma that is placed on those who face addiction or who are in recovery.

Students will discuss the ways a typical campus can be a hostile environment to those facing addiction or who are in recovery, as well as explore the resources for addiction and recovery support on OSU’s campus and will be empowered to be an advocate for increasing this support.


Sexual Health

Sexual Health: Beyond Birds and Bees

This interactive workshop brings everyone up to speed on what it means to have safer sex.

Through inclusive activities and discussion, participants will explore what safer sex is and what it means for them.

Participants will learn to dispel common myths about sex and sexuality and feel more prepared to protect themselves and their partners. STI testing and other campus resources will be shared. 

Sexual Health workshops can be requested during the times below:  

Day of the week
Available evening hours
Monday 5-8 pm 
Tuesday 5-8 pm 
Thursday 5-8 pm  

Violence Prevention

Sexual Violence Prevention: Clothing Optional. Consent Required.

Learn about sexual consent, why you need it, and how to make it hot. This interactive session will promote an honest discussion about consent and communication within relationships through a variety of activities, exploring what it means to have enthusiastic consent.

Sexual Violence Prevention: Blurred Lines

Are you sure you know "they want it?" This interactive session will break down sexual consent – what it is, who can give it, and how to get it without coercion. Participants will also explore the perceived blurred line between bad sex versus sexual assault.

Sexual Violence Prevention: Beavers Give a Dam

This is an interactive, engaging bystander intervention program to prevent sexual violence. The program is evidence-based and customizable for various communities. Students who participate in "Beavers Give A Dam" will...

  • Recognize different types of sexual violence.
  • Explore the relationship between sexual violence and alcohol and other drugs.
  • Understand sexual consent and when it can be given/received.
  • Define the bystander effect and bystander intervention.
  • Practice bystander intervention methods.
  • Know and be able to reference campus and local resources for sexual violence survivors.

Sexual Violence Prevention workshops can be requested during the times below:

Day of the week
Available evening hours
Monday 5-8 pm 
Tuesday 5-8 pm 
Wednesday 5-8 pm  





Hazing Awareness & Education

It's time to start talking about how seemingly benign traditions can negatively impact the lives of students and communities. Through this workshop, your organization will learn about the continuum of behaviors that constitute hazing, OSU’s hazing policy, and how we can influence positive approaches to community-building and team-bonding.

Hazing Awareness & Education workshops can be requested during the times below:

Day of the week
Available evening hours
Monday 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday 5pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm (Jan. 28, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 only)