February Safe Campus Update

February 15, 2024

First things first☝️

As we wipe off the lingering glitter of the most romantic day of the year, remember the heart's significance goes beyond love letters and chocolate boxes. Embrace the spirit of American Heart Month by unlocking the real keys to your heart: heart-pumping exercises at RecWell; enjoying heart-healthy foods; diving into real heart-throbs like life-saving CPR classes; and learning about AEDs on campus. Now that's a love connection worth celebrating. 

The unwelcome date🤮

As you navigate the maze of connections, beware of a less-than-lovely guest making the rounds on campus—Norovirus. The ultimate uninvited date causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Major ew.

Norovirus is spread through those all-too-intimate moments like sharing a meal, a drink, or touching the same surface. And just when you think it's moved on, surprise! It can linger and spread up to three days post-recovery.

Your armor against this party crasher: 

  • 🧼 Wash those hands: Warm, soapy water is your BFF.
  • 🏠 Reschedule those plans: If you're sick, stay home. Seriously.
  • 🍽️ Single serving only: Avoid sharing drinks or meals.
  • 🧽 Disinfect to protect: Keep those high-touch surfaces clean.

If you start to feel the ick, call the Boynton Nurse Line for a quick consult on how to ditch this dreadful date. 

Don’t forget to RSVP 💌

🧡How to save a life: Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death. Become a difference maker by registering for the Steve Rummler Hope Network’s Overdose Response Training hosted in partnership with Boynton Health. 

  • The deets: Friday, February 23, 1:00–2:00 p.m., Ruttan Hall room B35 
  • The agenda: The training will cover facts about the opioid crisis including recognizing overdose symptoms, essential action steps, administering Naloxone effectively, and understanding the legal protections under Steve's Law


🌹Modern love: Forget the awkward birds and bees talk. It’s time for real, open, and informative discussions about sex with the Sex Ed Class You Wish You Had

  • Join the conversation: Every Friday from February 16 through April 19, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Come for one session or join all eight!
  • Avoid the awkward: Dive deep into topics your parents might have skipped in an environment that’s welcoming and inclusive. It's not just about sex; it's about understanding your body, respecting others, and fostering healthy relationships. Equip yourself with knowledge and confidence. 

Safety roundup: Healthy love only❣️

Navigating dating and relationships can be complex, but starting on a foundation of respect, consent, and understanding makes all the difference. 

  • Communicate clearly: Set your relationship up for success early on by communicating boundaries and intentions. It’s the blueprint for respect and understanding.  
  • Swipe safely: When using dating apps, prioritize safety and sincerity to find matches that resonate with your values.
  • Protect and prevent: Visit Boynton Health for STI testing (and other safer-sex items) to protect you and your partners from the preventable.
  • Support is here: Connect with The Aurora Center online, in person, or by phone to get help for issues surrounding sexual aggression and assault. We’re here; you’re not alone.


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