Future Huskies


Future Huskies

“Student learning is at the core of the higher education academic mission. Health promotion serves this mission by supporting students and creating healthy learning environments…Programs and policies surrounding issues such as alcohol and other drug use, sexual misconduct, and mental health are increasingly viewed as campus-wide concerns that affect student health and academic progress.” -Standards for Health Promotion for Higher Education, 2005

Health Enhancement provides student-centered, relevant health promotion information, materials, and interventions to assist students as they pursue their academic goals.

Health Enhancement provides the following services to students at Northern Illinois University to promote their academic success:

  1. Highly Trained Health Educators
    Health Enhancement’s staff consists of 5 health educators with backgrounds in psychology, counseling, public health, and education.

  2. Peer Health Education Groups
    Students who become involved with either Pause Off! or Healthy Huskies can expect to gain experiences with several health topics, and aid in our goal to promote healthy attitudes and behaviors.

  3. Educational Brochures and Resources
    Health Enhancement provides paper and electronic resources on stress, sleep, alcohol & other drugs, healthy relationships, sexual health, and nutrition among many others.

  4. Educational Programs and Presentations
    The Health Educators from Health Enhancement conduct programs and presentations in classrooms, residence halls, and with student organizations pertaining to interpersonal violence prevention, alcohol & other drugs, sexual health, stress management, sleep management, and other health topics related to student academic success. Once you get to campus contact us for more information.

  5. Safer Sex Supplies
    Health Enhancement aims to: promote healthy relationships for those students who choose to be in a sexual relationship; reduce negative health consequences that may occur from sexual relationships; and encourage behaviors that will reduce the likelihood of sexual consequences inhibiting a student's ability to fulfill his or her academic objectives.