Boynton Health Service has significant outreach efforts in the areas of sexual health, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and nutrition. The following student groups are a part of our peer education initiatives.
Members of this group educate students about stressors, stress management skills, and campus resources related to stress management through stress check ins and other activities.
Gopher Chauffeur is a free transportation service that promotes safety in the campus community by providing University of Minnesota students with safe rides home.
Health Advocates are students appointed as health resources in their residence halls and apartment communities, fraternities, and sororities. They are trained to respond to common health-related issues, share information and prevention strategies with students, and refer students to health resources on campus.
SHAC—Student Health Advisory Committee
SHAC members make recommendations to Boynton and the University administrators on campus health policy, advise Boynton staff in the development of services and programs, and develop Boynton's Student Services Fee request.
SHADE—Sexual Health Awareness and Disease Education
SHADE peer educators are students trained in sexual health issues who promote a campus environment that supports skills and behaviors that foster healthy sexuality.
SNAC—Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative
SNAC members work with a Registered Dietitian to conduct nutrition outreach activities, gain experience providing diet analysis, and more.
SOBER—Students Off Booze Enjoying Recovery
SOBER is an organization of students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their friends who are allies to the recovery movement. Their purpose is to support students in recovery in any manner possible.