Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services



Spring 2020 UNI National College Health Assessment

Health Assessment

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

Check out the full schedule of events for EDAW 2020! We hope to see you there!!

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Calendar of Events, February 24-28, 2020

Kara Richardson Whitely's Speaking Event: Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30pm, Maucker Union Ballroom A

Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction ​

Tuesday, March 10 | Maucker Union, University Room | 12-1PM 

Erika Lippmann, Pathways Behavioral Services Community Prevention Educator, will be discussing electronic cigarettes, or commonly referred to as vapes. She will discuss what vaping is, what the health implications are, new research and studies, and different types of vapes and vape products. Resources will be provided for those who wish to quit vaping. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the panel discussion immediately following the presentation. 
For more information or questions, email

Vaping Speaker & Panel Discussion

Let's Clear the Air...Vaping Isn't Worry Free

There are a lot of myths regarding e-cigarettes (AKA JUULs, vapes, e-cigs, or other devices). Even if listed otherwise, many vape juices or pods contain nicotine. In fact, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes, according to the manufacturer. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25. The aerosol that’s created when an e-cigarette heats up the liquid is not just water vapor. It contains harmful substances, including heavy metals, cancer-causing chemicals, compounds such as benzene (found in car exhaust), and nicotine. JUULs and other vaping devices are considered noncombustible tobacco products, meaning they are prohibited on campus, according to UNI’s policy. For those looking to ditch the JUUL, help is available! Call UNI Student Health Clinic at 319-273-2009 or visit online resources: and For questions or to learn more about this campaign, email

UNI is Smoke and Tobacco Free Smoke vs. Water Vapor Facts and Myths JUUL Pods and Nicotine Myths and Facts Nicotine and Brain Function Nicotine Free E-Juice Facts and Myths Resources to Quit Vaping

Wellness in Rod 

                                                      ​Wellness in Rod - Wellness Wednesdays

Join us for Wellness Wednesdays to experience rejuvenating and interactive activities. We're here to offer support and provide opportunities for you to relax and unwind during the busyness of your day. Drop-in the Makerspace (Lib 286) in Rod Library any time between 11:00am - 1:00pm every Wednesday, while classes are in session. Email Shawna Haislet ( for more details!

February is National Condom Month!

Here are just a few reasons to ❤ ️condoms: 

✅Only contraceptive method that protects against BOTH pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

✅ Come in all shapes, sizes & materials that increase sensation for both partners 

✅ Can delay ejaculation, so sex lasts longer  

✅ Let you focus on pleasure & your partner  

✅ Help other methods of birth control (i.e. pill, ring, shot) work better  

Students can find free safer sex supplies at various locations on campus!

Free Safer Sex Supplies On Campus

Safer Sex Express: Student groups/organizations and RAs can order free condoms and other safer sex supplies at no cost to provide for their group members.

Cancer Sucks: Protect Yourself with the HPV Vaccine! 

Cancer sucks! No one likes it, no one wants it, but did you know YOU CAN PREVENT it? According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, every year in the United States 31,500 cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Many people think of HPV as a women's health issue, as it is well known to cause cervical cancer. However, HPV does not discriminate -- it can affect all genders. HPV can also lead to penile cancer, mouth and throat cancer, anal cancer, and other health problems. The treatments for some of these cancers can be devastating to the person and their family.

The good news: The Iowa Department of Public Health states that over 80% of these types of cancers can be prevented with the HPV vaccination, Gardasil 9. In addition, Gardasil 9 protects against genital warts, and has been shown to be safe and effective. The vaccine is most effective if given prior to sexual intercourse, but most people don’t know that they have extended the age to receive the vaccine to 45 years old. Students can receive the vaccine today at the Student Health Clinic!

Cancer Sucks: Protect Yourself with the HPV Vaccine