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Educational Programming

The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) offers a wide variety of educational programs for students, faculty and staff. Here you can find an overview of our programs. Programming can be provided by a staff member, graduate intern, or the Health Education Action Team (HEAT). To request a program, use the form at the bottom of this page. You can find out more about the HEAT team, the topics they cover and the members on the Health Education Action Team page here.

Health Education

Health Education includes providing resources, events, trainings, workshops and presentations on various health related topics.

These topics include:

  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Violence
  • Relationship Violence
  • Stalking
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Stress
  • Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • Physical Activity
  • and More

To request a health education program through the HPW office, use the Educational Program Request Form at the bottom of this page.​

Bystander Intervention

What is a Bystander?

A bystander is someone present but not taking part in a situation or event. Even if the situation or even appears to be problematic, a bystander may not intervene because they may not know how to, may think others will act, or may be afraid to intervene. 

What is a Bystander Intervention Workshop?

Bystander Intervention workshops offered by HPW teach potential bystanders safe and positive ways they can act to prevent or intervene when they encounter a problematic situation, or if there is a potential for the situation to become problematic. Workshops equip members of the DePaul community with the awareness, skills, and ability to challenge social norms that perpetuate sexual violence and encourage unhealthy behaviors. Participants not only learn to make observations and recognize warning behaviors that may require intervention, but they also learn the appropriate skills to intervene safely and effectively, in both direct and indirect ways.

The Vinny Vow

The Vinny Vow: A Bystander Intervention Training is a 3-hour workshop that empowers and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence. To join the Vinny Vow Movement email the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at

The Vinny Vow was recently featured in this episode of Good Day Depaul. ​

Don't Cancel That Class

Don't Cancel That Class is a service provided to DePaul faculty and instructors by the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness. If you need to be out of town or an unexpected situation demands your attention,  let us know and one of our professional staff members will come into your class on the day of your absence and provide an hour-long, educational workshop to your students. Workshop topics include:

  • Alcohol: Challenging the Hype
  • Marijuana: Blunt Talk
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Understanding Sexual Assault and Consent
  • Stress and Self-Care

See the full Don't Cancel that Class menu and instructions on requesting a Don't Cancel that Class presentation.

Educational Program Request Form

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About the program

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Supplemental marketing or educational materials

Please attach any marketing or educational materials you will be using to promote this program to your audience. You can only attach one file to this form. If you have multiple documents please create a zip file from your supplemental materials and attach it or email the files to