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The Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) is a campus department that provides students and the campus community education, prevention, and
outreach services around the public health concerns that most impact our college students. CPO
aims to “ Educate, Empower, and Connect .”
We educate students on our topic areas, we empower students to make healthy decisions and we connect our students not only to each other and our staff but to the campus community and resources.
Below are some of the reasons we focus on these topics. 

 

PHYSICAL HEALTH 

 

1 in 4

college students will be diagnosed with an STD. 

35% 

of college students are overweight or obese, potentially leading to future health complications.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

 

75% 

of lifetime cases of mental health issues begin by age 24.

64% 

of young adults who are no longer in college are not attending due to a mental health related reason .

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

 

1 in 3 & 1 in 4

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

47%

of all transgender people have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives (data only recently being collected / made available).

SUBSTANCE USE 

 

1,519

college students die every year from alcohol-related injuries

1 in 4

college students report academic difficulties as a result of their drinking