To learn about on-campus help for eating and exercise disorders, read more about the HOPE (Help Overcome Problems with Eating and Exercise) Team.

The University Health Center works to increase knowledge and awareness regarding the individual and environmental factors that contribute to body dissatisfaction and eating disorders.  Programs and services are designed to promote positive body image and make students aware of resources for eating disorders.

Body image isn’t just how someone sees themselves when they look in the mirror; it also encompasses how they feel about their body, and how they feel in their body.   Positive body image occurs when someone is able to accept and feel good about the way they look. It also means that a person sees themselves as they really are, and are able to accept and appreciate the amazing amount of variety of shape, size, and ability that bodies come in.

Eating Disorders are serious health conditions that affect the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of a person; they can have life-threatening consequences.  Eating Disorders affect individuals of all gender identities.  

Programs & Services

Jordan McCann, Health Educator – Provides educational programs and facilitation on media literacy and body image.  The focus is to provide an intersectional, social justice perspective. 

REACH Peer Educators – Students trained in health education facilitation and program delivery.  REACH is available to facilitate programs for residence halls and student organizations on college health topics, including body image.  They provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere to foster discussion and cultivate positive body image.

Campus Resources

The HOPE Team - A multidisciplinary team approach for students with disordered eating and exercise behaviors.  The goals of the HOPE Team are to provide students that are suffering from eating and exercise disorders with an on-campus resource to give them what they need in terms of education, evaluation, and eventual recovery. 

Jordan McCann, Health Educator –A resource for students who are seeking on-campus help for themselves or a friend. 

National Resources

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) - Information on body image and eating disorders for individuals, families, and friends.  

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