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Health Promotion During COVID-19

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At UCO, we recognize that health and learning are interconnected. Therefore, Health Promotion on campus exists to support students and create healthy environments that will foster the learning process. The UCO Health Promotion team is comprised of students, faculty and staff, professionals and community partners supporting a healthy campus for UCO. Some of the programs we have include:

  1. Education and Training
  2. Pet Partners
  3. Healthy Campus
  4. Resources

Peer Health Presentations

Presenter speaking in front of white boardTo encourage optimal health and wellness, UCO Peer Health Leaders provide creative and interactive programs tailored to fulfill the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of students, staff and faculty. The programs are perfect for class lectures, dorm presentations or Greek events. The presentations range in duration from 20 minutes to an hour yet can be tailored to fit most any time schedule. To book a presentation, schedule a presentation.

Request a Be Well Broncho Workshop

Pet Partners 

Photo of dog close upThe university provides lots of resources for pet therapy on campus. Interacting with therapy dogs has been shown to reduce blood pressure, provide physical stimulation and assist with pain management. A therapy dog can promote higher self-esteem; and better interaction between students and teachers.

Broncho Barkers 

Broncho Barkers, a program within the Center for Counseling and Well-Being, exists to aid in overall well-being by maximizing academic success and retention through the emotional and mental benefits of therapy animals.

Stress Paws

In order to help students de-stress, Central’s Center for Counseling and Well-Being hosts a weekly event “Stress Paws” with three H.A.L.O. certified therapy dogs. Every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. on the fourth floor of Max Chambers Library.

Request a Broncho Barker


Healthy Campus

Students Smiling while taking a break from runningUCO Healthy Campus collaborates with stakeholders in the campus community to ensure that our campus is optimally and sustainably organized to support, strengthen and enhance health, enabling students and employees to achieve, learn work and serve. The mission of UCO Healthy Campus is to promote a campus environment supportive of the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit for all members of the UCO community. 

UCO students come from all over the world with different backgrounds and experiences. The practice of inclusive programming acknowledges and challenges biases and stereotypes that can undermine students’ success and sense of belonging. The work of building an event or organization that feels inclusive of, and welcoming to, the many individuals that make up our diverse campus community begins in the very first steps of the planning process. The Inclusive Programming Toolkit will help you think through what your organization or event needs to be more inclusive. It takes all Bronchos to create an inclusive community at UCO.

Inclusive Programming Toolkit