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Lori Makin-Byrd
Director of Outreach Services and Health Promotion

Office of Outreach Services and Health Promotion
Brown Hall - Student Affairs
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Outreach Services and Health Promotion

Outreach Services and Health Promotion

Health Promotion

The Office of Health Promotion sponsors several annual events on a variety of topics including, alcohol and drug use, stress management, body image/eating disorder awareness and overall wellness. In addition to the annual events listed below, Health Promotion collaborates with many offices on campus for specialized topics and programs and is also available to lead residence hall and classroom presentations.

Annual Events

Healthy Expectations

This program is required for all students during Autumn Term and transfer students in Fall and Winter Term. During this program, current students offer education on adjusting to college, staying healthy while in college, making responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs, and knowing how and when to get help for a friend. Students also become familiar with resources and services that are available as support on campus.

Changing the Conversation

This program is also required for all students during Autumn Term and transfer students in Fall and Winter Term. Changing the Conversation focuses on the areas of healthy relationships, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Students learn how to be proactive bystanders and how to keep themselves self while in college.

Wellness Field Day

Offered in the beginning of September, students are welcomed to campus and introduced to Eckerd’s wellness activities including: recreation and fitness services, counseling, spiritual life, etc.  Students have the opportunity to meet key staff members, student clubs and even try out 15 minute teaser fitness classes to find what works for them.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a week-long series of events on campus focused on encouraging students to be more aware of the choices they make regarding alcohol. The events engage students in thoughtful dialogue and interactive activities that challenge their perspectives on alcohol, substance abuse, the role of bystanders, and even methods for dealing with crime related to alcohol and other drugs and substance abuse/addiction issues.

De-Stress Week

The last of week of classes in both Fall and Spring semester can be a very stressful week for students. De-Stress week provides students with multiple opportunities to unwind and relax. Events also educate students on healthy ways they can de-stress and on effective studying/test-taking techniques.

Flu Shot Clinic

In collaboration with Walgreens, Eckerd offers a flu shot clinic to all students, faculty and staff. Flu prevention kits, tea, and other fun giveaways are also provided to students.

HIV Testing

By partnering with Metro Wellness, Eckerd is able to offer rapid HIV testing on campus periodically throughout the semester. Additional STD testing is offered through St. Anthony’s Primary Care, located on campus in Edmunson Hall.

Wellness Fair

The Wellness Fair is held every Spring Semester and offers dozens of health and wellness resources from both the community and campus to students. At this event students have the opportunity to try acupuncture, get a massage, sign up for “fun-runs”, receive a mental health screening and much more!

Health Information and Links

Don't Cancel That Class Report sexual misconduct, harassment, relationship violence, and stalking Intervention Team

AlcoholEdu and Haven

AlcoholEdu and Haven

Incoming freshman are required to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven, alcohol abuse and sexual assault prevention programs.