Flow chart of how Healthy Expectations themes and messages impact Freshmans in regards to resident halls, parents, orientation, clubs & organizations, academics, freshman center, and high school. View the Strategic Outline.
Healthy Expectations is coordinated by George Mason University's Center for the Advancement of Public Health. Healthy Expectations focuses on helping first-year students at George Mason University in their transition from high school to college, with a specific focus on reducing high-risk drinking during this important year. Healthy Expectations embraces an approach to prevention based on an innovative Life Health Planning model. Using this model, Healthy Expectations attempts to change the campus culture and create healthy social norms. Below is a description of the philosophy that underlies Healthy Expectations, and how it differs from traditional prevention activities. The remainder of the brochure is designed to provide a flavor of how Healthy Expectations attempts to implement that philosophy. See our brochure.
Throughout the year, Healthy Expectations has many opportunities to present materials at schools, conferences, and other community events.
Students' decisions about alcohol are significantly influenced by the behavior of their peers. Yet, students often incorretly assume their peers are using alcohol at higher levels than the actually are. See what we have found.
Many students become harmfully involved with drugs and alcohol because they feel a disconnect with their surrounding environment and despair about the future. Find out more about the principles that offer positive ways to help.
Booklet with information and activities on the 7 Life Health Principles. Click here to view the booklet.
What is Service Learning? View the worksheet.
A set of four bookmarks giving examples of common Freshman thoughts or reactions to certain situations.