Interactive Workshops

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First-Year Focus Courses

The First-Year Focus 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 First-Year Focus workshops?

The transition into college can be challenging. The workshops included in the First-Year Focus courses help our students thrive during their first year of college by teaching them the skills to:

  • Be resilient
  • Be an active bystander
  • Effectively manage time
  • Recognize balanced lifestyle strategies
  • Learn safer drinking strategies
  • Make safer sex decisions
First-Year Focus

The Owls Care interactive workshop series strives to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy and successful. Each workshop is 45 minutes long. Depending on availability and class size, workshops will be held in the Owls Care Health Promotion classroom (Bldg. SS-8, Rm. 222). In order to accommodate your request, specify the approximate number of students attending the presentation in the workshop request form. If your request is for an audience larger than 150 people, please do not fill out the form below. You must contact our office directly via email ( or phone (561-297-1048) to set up your request.

Due to the large number of workshop requests that we receive, in order to accommodate as many as possible we ask that you submit your workshop form at least 2 weeks prior to the requested date You will receive a confirmation email with workshop details. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Ever wonder how society portrays people in larger bodies compared to others? Which stereotypes or potentially misguided health considerations feed into these portrayals? In this presentation, you will learn that everything society taught you to assume about someone's size is a lie. As leaders at FAU, you can use critical media consumption skills you will learn in this presentation to start challenging fat phobia and be more size inclusive!

C.L.A.S.P. is a 90-minute upstander* training for suicide prevention. This training was developed by universities and colleges across Florida in order to empower students to have empathetic conversations with peers who may be showing signs of suicidal ideation and refer them to appropriate resources. These trainings are currently held virtually.

During this training students will:

  • Identify the importance of upstander training
  • Recognize prevalence, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide
  • Practice talking to a peer about suicide and other important skills
  • Discover on- and off-campus resources

* An upstander is someone who witnesses a problematic event and acts in a manner which positively influences the outcome. In this context, the person would be intervening when noticing warning signs of suicide.

 Self-Care Note: Suicide prevention is a tough topic, and we respect your right to take care of yourself. Self care during a stressful presentation may look like anything from deep breathing to stepping away for a few minutes, and that’s okay. There will not be any depictions of suicide or other violent acts in this presentation. If you need to step out of the training for any reason, please notify the facilitators when you leave and come back.




 Last Modified 2/3/21