Interactive Workshops

Recommended Courses

Energize Your Life, Sexy Times with Dr. Weaver, Bystander Intervention, Watch Your BAC, Surviving College

Freshmen Five

The Freshmen Five interactive workshops are specifically selected to give new students an overview of the skills needed to be healthy, responsible, and successful during their first year of college.

Why choose the Freshman Five workshops?

The transition into college can be challenging. The workshops included in the Freshman Five help our students thrive during their first year of college by teaching them the skills to:

  • Be resilient
  • Be an active bystander
  • Set personal health goals
  • Learn safer drinking strategies
  • Make safer sex decisions

The Owls Care interactive workshop series strives to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy. Each  workshop is 45 minutes long.  Depending on availability and class size, workshops will be held in the Owls Care Health Promotion classroom (SS-8, Rm. 222). Please include an alternate location in the Additional Information box should you require the workshop be hosted in another room. You will receive a confirmation email with workshop details. 

College life is filled with challenges, many of which can be stressful. This workshop presents a realistic approach to managing stress as a college student.
During this presentation, students will:

  • Learn about the impact of stress
  • Recognize symptoms of stress
  • Practice stress management techniques

Sometimes college life is so hectic, students can forget to eat, not eat enough, or view eating as a chore. This presentation reminds students of the importance of slowing down to adequately nourish their bodies. Students will:

  • Learn benefits of eating mindfully
  • Discuss ways to increase mindfulness
  • Understand how natural hunger and fullness cues help students nourish their bodies
  • Practice eating mindfully with chocolate

Staying safe during sexual activity is vital information for all college students.
In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain appropriate protective knowledge regarding methods of safer sex
  • Learn about sexual health on FAU’s campus
  • Practice skills related to safer sex methods
  • Discuss sexually transmitted infections.

Sexually Transmitted Infections are a reality for many college students. In this workshop, we’ll work to remove the stigma from STIs by discussing them in a fun and interactive format.
During this presentation, students will:

  • Learn the difference between viral, bacterial, and parasitic STIs
  • Discuss the importance of testing
  • Identify the different methods of STI transmission

What with the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, a conversation that needs to happen revolves around consent – what it is, what it isn’t, and how to discuss consent with your partner in a manner that is mutually respectful.
During this presentation, students will:

  • Challenge myths associated with sexual assault
  • Clarify their definition of consent
  • Discuss scenarios which highlight the importance of consent

Owls are ethical bystanders who do something when they see something. This interactive discussion helps students recognize the ways in which we can have a positive impact by watching out for each other.
During this presentation, students will:

  • Learn the key steps to being an ethical bystander
  • Identify reasons why bystanders are hesitant to intervene
  • Learn about resources they can turn to for assistance

This presentation is intended for audiences who have completed Owls Care – Bystander Intervention Training. In an “advanced level” discussion, students apply the ethical bystanding skills they have learned to effectively observe, question, and act against sexual violence. This presentation can be requested with the Owls Care – Bystander Intervention Training as a total 90-minute presentation, or it can be planned as a separate 45-minute presentation to follow up the Bystander Intervention Training.
During this presentation students will:

  • Gain awareness of the full spectrum of sexual violence
  • Learn how to recognize common behaviors of perpetrators
  • Identify specific strategies for intervention

Relationships are an important part of college life. This workshop looks at a variety or relationships (i.e. romantic, friendship, acquaintance, professional, etc) and examines that positive and negative characteristics of relationships. During this presentation, students will:

  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Practice communication skills
  • Receive information on campus resources

Agree to disagree or work through the conflict? This workshop presents a civil style for dealing with differences and conflicts.
During this presentation, students will:

  • Identify different conflict styles
  • Practice assertive communication
  • Learn tips for collaborating and resolving conflict

The Watch Your BAC presentation aims to empower all students with harm reduction drinking strategies and skills as well as methods to monitor their BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) and reduce associated risk.
In this workshop, students will:

  • Identify the signs of alcohol poisoning
  • Identify how to help a friend in need,
  • Critically examine the college drinking culture
  • Actively work to avoid consequences of high risk drinking that could impede their academic success

This presentation explores the social perceptions of substance use and, using iclickers polling devices, demonstrates that the majority of college students are making healthy decisions when it comes to alcohol, energy drinks, tobacco, and marijuana. This presentation is limited to 30 students and must be booked in our classroom due to the iclickers portion of the workshop.
During this presentation, students will:

  • Participate in interactive polls using iclickers to evaluate their perceptions about college substance use
  • Challenge myths regarding college substance use
  • Discuss data collected at FAU regarding substance use among current students

This workshop helps students discover how to thrive during their first year of college by discussing the four dimensions of success: intrapersonal skills, interpersonal skills, adaptability, and stress management.
In this workshop, students will:

  • Recognize a social support system
  • Recognize that emotions help guide behavior
  • Identify coping skills
  • Create a healthy stress relieving habit

Wellness for FAU Fraternity and Sorority Life

Membership in a fraternity or sorority is a good first step toward enjoying all the benefits that FAU has to offer. At their core, fraternities and sororities offer the opportunity for experiences that can enrich a life on campus and beyond. These interactive workshops have been specifically designed to for the FAU Fraternity & Sorority community. All workshops are 45 minutes long.

1. Party 101

Party 101 educates Greek chapters on ways to be responsible consumers, bystanders, and hosts. It explores the chapter’s ideas, perceptions, and actions involving alcohol in relation to their core organizational principles and values.

This presentation allows chapters to:

  • Examine the college Greek drinking culture
  • Discuss risk and how it impacts chapter decisions and ways to minimize it
  • Learn safer drinking strategies and methods to monitor individual consumption as well as the consumption of chapter members and chapter guests
  • Identify the signs of alcohol poisoning and know how to address signs of alcohol poisoning

2. Surviving College and Going Greek

Discover how to thrive during your first year of college and Greek life by discussing the four components of success.

This presentation allows chapters to:

  • Recognize the social support system available to them
  • Identify coping strategies
  • Differentiate between self-expression and group think
  • Create a healthy stress relieving habit

3. When Trouble Strikes, Owls Act

This presentation is the advanced version of the Owls Care Bystander Intervention Training. It provides a platform to discuss the ways in which chapter members can look out for each other and act if they see another member in need.

This presentation allows chapters to:

  • Acquire enhanced skills to observe, question, and act against situations at risk of sexual violence.
  • Learn about resources they can turn to for assistance

4. Sexual Health + Greek Life

An interactive workshop discussing STIs, the definition of sex, and risk reduction strategies with a heavy focus on barrier methods of protection.

This presentation allows chapters to:

  • Explore different barrier methods of protection
  • Learn how to effectively use each method of protection
  • Discuss the importance of communication in a sexual relationship

5. Journeying Towards a Healthier Lifestyle as a Chapter

This presentation provides an overview of health issues students often face during college, and discusses how to integrate healthy choices into everyday life. Topics of focus include: nutritious eating, physical activity and restful sleep.

This presentation allows chapters to:

  • Clarify your individual health goals
  • Create a plan for successfully creating healthier habits
  • Support each other in achieving your health goals

Nutrition information is everywhere. How do you know which recommendations to follow? This presentation helps make sense of all the different messages.

Students will:

  • Learn official nutrition guidelines
  • Be introduced to a fresh perspective on nutrition goals
  • Become familiar with credible nutrition resources



 Last Modified 6/14/18