Florida State University strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity. One of the tenants of the Division of Student Affairs, which houses FSU's Healthy Campus Initiative, is to assist students' intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. The focus of Healthy Campus at FSU includes alcohol; eating disorders and body image; mental health; nutrition, fitness and sleep; sexual health; sexual violence prevention and tobacco and other drug prevention. Currently, five teams address these priority health and safety areas. Each Healthy Campus team meets monthly to address initiatives; current concerns and issues; and status of ongoing programs. Click on the links below to access each team and learn more about their goals, initiatives, meeting times, and more.
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs
The committee is open to all faculty, staff, students and even community members. Our goal is to work collaboratively to develop programs, initiatives, and services to reduce the proportion of students engaging in high risk behaviors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
The Mental Health team was formed with the goal of increasing resilience and well-being of students, staff, and faculty on campus. Through collaboration with campus partners, we strive to create a community that fosters mental health, reduces stigma, and promotes self-care.
Partners from across campus develop programs, initiatives, and services to improve students' nutrition, fitness, sleep, promote campus sustainability, improve body image, and prevent eating disorders. FSU-specific data, collected from the National College Health Assessment and Healthy Bodies survey, helps the team identify specific goals and objectives.
Power-based Personal Violence
The purpose of the Prevention Team is to actively engage the campus community in challenging cultural norms by encouraging bystander interventions and promoting healthy relationships. The team will be divided into two sub teams, Green Dot, and Healthy Relationships. Each sub team will meet once a month to discuss efforts and outcomes. The sub teams will be responsible for assisting with development of programming, evaluation, and outreach in regards to their scope of work.
Sexual Health (CATFISH)
CATFISH stands for Campus Action Team for the Improvement of Sexual Health. Our goal is to improve sexual health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors across the Florida State University campus through policy and programmatic efforts. Membership is open to any faculty, staff, or student.