LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TOPIC AREAS
The Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) is a campus department that provides students and the campus community education,
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.
1 in 4
college students will be diagnosed with an STD.
of college students struggle to afford adequate menstrual hygiene products.
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 .
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.
of all transgender people have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives (data only recently being collected / made available).
college students die every year from alcohol-related injuries1 in 4
college students report academic difficulties as a result of their drinking