Extreme heat and humidity are in the forecast for Madison this week.
Alcohol evaluation programs hope to examine, inspire change in high-risk drinkersUW-Madison students who are found responsible for violating either University Housing policy or state drinking laws will be required to take an educational alcohol program to help them consider their drinking and the effect it’s having on their success at UW-Madison.Choices About Alcohol is a […]
A new tool in the fight against opioid addiction and abuse is now available to UW-Madison students.
Responding to recent violence against the LGBTQ communityOur thoughts are with those who survived and are recovering both physically and emotionally from the shooting in Orlando, along with the families, friends, and supporters of the victims of this horrific event. University Health Services (UHS) staff stand in solidarity with all those impacted. We condemn the […]
UHS recognition roundup: May 2016Several University Health Services employees were recently recognized for their impactful work with the campus and Madison community.Sarah Van Orman honored by Student Personnel Association of MadisonUHS Executive Director Dr. Sarah Van Orman was honored with the Norman Bassett Award for Outstanding Achievement in Higher Education Administration by theStudent Personnel Association […]
Sexual assault can have a profound and long-lasting impact on a survivor’s well-being and in several domains of their life. You may observe traces of its effects in the way a survivor carries themselves, the way they interact with others, in their self-esteem, or in the way they will treat their relationships. If your girlfriend, […]
Going head over heels for flip flops? Choose wiselyIf you are headed to the beach this summer, don’t forget your sunscreen and comfortable—but safe—footwear.Flip flops are cheap and easy to get, but they could ruin your summer vacation if you don’t choose and use them wisely.Flip over these tips:Make sure your flip flops are the […]
Consent is a free and clearly given “yes,” not the absence of a “no.” For a lot of us, we know what consent looks and feels like. The communication of a “yes” or a “no” can take its form in many different ways, and they all do not necessarily have to be expressed verbally. For […]
Have you ever been in a situation where you noticed something risky happening and you felt someone should do something? Did you act or intervene? Why or why not? In these situations, we are bystanders. A bystander is someone who observes a behavior that could lead to harm. They are not directly involved but have […]
In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I have been reflecting on what it means to me to be a man in anti-violence work. Exploring my masculine identity has been particularly salient and humbling for me this semester, as I have co-taught a group of fraternity men in the course, Greek Men for Violence […]
STI awareness: Protecting your parts and your partners’ partsApril is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month, and look no further than University Health Services (UHS) for answers to your burning STI questions. People ages 15 to 24 who have sex are at the greatest risk for contracting an STI.The Sexual Health Clinic at UHS provides screening, […]