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PARKER: More Screenings for Students

PARKER: More Screenings for Students

In April 2017, Georgetown University implemented a free and confidential screening for sexually transmitted infections. The screening, now offered once per semester, has had encouraging results. Over 70 people attended the April screening, and over 250 attended the one offered this November. This growth mostly is most likely the result[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Student Health Center Offers Free HIV Screening

Student Health Center Offers Free HIV Screening

Seventy Georgetown community members were provided free HIV testing Tuesday in an event co-hosted by the Student Health Center and the Georgetown Medical AIDS Advocacy Network to engage and educate students on the best practices regarding sexually transmitted infections.The testing followed a similar event last semester on World AIDS Day,[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson addressed student concerns regarding campus health resources.

Roundtable Proposes Increased Health Resources

A lack of resources prevents improvements to student health, according to students and administrators in a panel on student health in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday. At the panel sponsored by the Georgetown University Student Association, Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson said the university is looking[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Understaffing Impedes Health Accessibility

Over the course of the past week, H*yas for Choice has shared stories on Facebook of Georgetown women’s experiences with the Student Health Center, based on an anonymous online survey. Among the responses, students claimed they had their exams delayed for over a month or were denied an exam due[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Despite common student perceptions, there have been significant improvements in campus health and wellness. Collaborations between the Georgetown University Student Association, Health Education Services and the Student Health Center, among others, have led to increased awareness and engagement.

Campus Health: Where Are We Now?

When reflecting on student wellness on campus, it is easy to sensationalize and laser focus on extreme examples of poor health. With their risky behavior and lack of self-care, college students have a reputation for failing to live their best lives. However, with increased attention from health care institutions and[Read More…]

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University Appoints Assistant Vice President of Student Health

Dr. Vincent WinklerPrins, MD, will serve as Assistant Vice President of Student Health beginning in April, according to an e-mail sent by Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson to campus student leaders on March 14. “I know that Dr. WinklerPrins will bring tremendous assets to our critical health and[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown ranked 112th on the 10th Annual Trojan Brand Condoms’ 2015 Sexual Health Report Card, falling 19 spots from its 93rd ranking in 2014. Schools were evaluated on the accessibility of sexual health resources, with Oregon State University taking first place.

GU Falls Further in Annual Sexual Health Rankings

Georgetown fell 19 spots, from 93 to 112, in the 10th Annual Trojan Brand Condoms’ 2015 Sexual Health Report Card, a study that ranked 140 colleges and universities based on the accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students on campus. The report card, released Nov. 4, graded[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Student Health Center drew criticism from students for slow response times, part of a general discontent with university physical, mental and sexual health services.

Concerns With Campus Health Care Span Array of Issues

On a campus with a population that is known for its passion for and devotion to activities, academics and internships, students often put health on a backburner. The university faced continued struggles this year addressing the problems that students encounter in maintaining their physical, mental and sexual well-being. These issues contributed[Read More…]

Panel Discusses Sexual Health

Panel Discusses Sexual Health

H*yas for Choice convened a panel of representatives from Georgetown Health Education Services, Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington and Advocates for Youth to discuss sexual health resources on Georgetown’s campus Monday night. The panel was composed of PPMW Legislative Affairs Organizer Michelle Woods, PPMW Sexual Health Educator Blanca Torres, Advocates for Youth[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
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A survey of 140 college campuses put Georgetown at 93, based on 11 criteria governing sexual health and awareness.

GU Ranks Low in Sexual Health

Georgetown ranked 93 out of 140 college campuses on Trojan Brand Condoms’ 2014 Sexual Health Report Card and was the highest ranked Catholic university on the list. It was placed above Boston College and the University of Notre Dame, which ranked 108 and 127, respectively. The report card, which comes[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top