The Health & Wellness Promotion Department offers a wide variety of educational presentations such as  general wellness, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, nutrition, healthy relationships, and mental health.  “Please note, presentations have been updated from last year. The learning objectives for each presentation are listed below.”

Please complete this form to request a presentation. 

We will get back to you within five business days. For questions about a presentation please email Reva Wittenberg at 


Presentation Topics

  • Stigma Fighter 101: This presentation teaches students about mental health among college students including anxiety, depression and stress. Peer-led discussion also reviews how to help a friend and campus resources.
    • By the end of the presentation, students will be able to:

      • Recognize signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions
      • Discuss mental health stigma
      • List at least 2 common stressors that impact mental health
      • Identify resources available on campus to help a friend or themselves pertaining to mental health


  • Stress Less, Worry Less: Learn simple techniques to manage stress that college students face including balancing family obligations, academic work and friends in a healthy manner. Participants will also determine their own personal "Stress Style."
    • By the end of the presentation, students will be able to: 

      • Describe the difference between eustress and chronic/negative stress
      • Recognize the effect of negative stress on overall health and well-being
      • List at least 3 self-care and stress management techniques
      • Identify resources available on campus pertaining to stress management

Let's Be Blunt - This interactive workshop allows students to learn about the health effects cannabis has on one's overall emotional and physical health. By the end of the presentation, students will be able to:

  • By the end of the presentation, students will: 

    • Name three different forms of marijuana and understand their difference in potency
    • List three ways marijuana can affect both their emotional and physical health
    • Understand Sac State's policy surrounding marijuana on campus and what qualifies as "on campus use"
    • Know the actual percentage of students using marijuana as opposed to the perceived use of marijuana on campus


Party Safer - A discussion-based presentation focused on college alcohol consumption, the effects of alcohol, and how to drink responsibly at social events.

  • By the end of the presentation, students will: 

    • Know the different effects alcohol has on the brain and body
    • Understand what BAC is and the factors that affect it
    • Be able to list at least two safe drinking practices
    • Be able to list at least two signs of alcohol poisoning 
  • Nutrition Jeopardy - An interactive presentation to increase awareness of campus nutrition resources for students with a busy schedle and on a tight budget while also providing tips on how to choose more nutrient dense food and beverage options.  By the end of the presentation, students will:
    • Be able to identify at least one food and nutrition resources on campus to assist students who may be food insecure or on a tight budget.
    • Learn tips for making nutrient dense food and beverage choices when eating out and for snacks.
    • Identify where less expensive and/or free fruits and vegetables are available on campus.
    • Know at least one resource to help with food insecurity

  •  Cooking Demonstrations - Free for Sacramento State students; available at Student Health & Counseling Services in the Cove kitchen located in The WELL.  Each cooking demo teaches basic cooking skills utilizing affordable ingredients.  All participants walk away with free food, useful knowledge, and a recipe they can try again at home.
  • Hornets Help:   An interactive presentation to help students understand the power of active bystanders in preventing violence or other risky situations, and intervene safely.
    • ​By the end of the presentation, students will be able to:​​
      • Understand the barriers to being on active bystander
      • Identify the steps to becoming an active bystander
      • Demonstrate at least two bystander intervention techniques for any potentially harmful situation
      • Identify reporting and support resources on campus related to potentially harmful situations


  • Matters of the Heart - What Makes a Healthy Relationship:  "Matters of the Heart” is an interactive presentation focused on the components of healthy relationships, including discussions about real life college scenarios with roommates, parents, friends and dating.  
    • ​By the end of the presentation, students will be able to:​​
      • Identify at least three characteristics of a healthy relationship
      • List at least two warning signs of an unhealthy relationship
      • Describe two ways to ask a partner for consent
      • Identify relationship support resources available on campus 


  • Netflix and Chill “Netflix and Chill” is a discussion-based presentation focused on consent, safer sex practices, contraceptives, and sexually transmitted infections.
    • ​By the end of the presentation, students will be able to:​​
      • List at least two safer sex practices
      • Recognize signs and symptoms for common sexually transmitted infections
      • Describe at least two different barrier methods for safer sex practices
      • Identify campus resources for sexuality and reproductive health concerns

7 Dimensions of Wellness:  Students will have a general understanding of the 7 Dimensions of Wellness (Physical, Emotional, Socio-Cultural, Intellectual, Financial, Environmental, and Spiritual) and how these can be used to increase their overall well-being.

  • By the end of the presentation, students will: 

    • Be able to describe the seven dimensions of wellness
    • Be able to list at least one positive behavior for each dimension
    • Set three goals to support personal wellbeing
    • Identify campus resources related to wellness