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»The Healthy Panther Initiative

At Chapman University we educate the whole person by focusing on what we call the Four Pillars—the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of the complete human being.

The Healthy Panther Initiative, a required program for all new freshmen and transfer undergraduate students, addresses the second and third pillars. This program is designed to empower you with the information and skills to make positive decisions about sex, alcohol and drugs, your personal health and how you treat others. These are skills that will not only help you stay healthy, but they will also help you perform better intellectually. 


About Healthy Panther

Healthy Panther is a three-part program that includes the following:

Choicepoints Lite
This is an interactive presentation reminding students of the many potential physical, mental, and social consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, including driving under the influence, the potential for sexual assault, the spread of STDs, alcohol poisoning and other high risk behaviors. This program empowers you by offering proven alternative methods to cope with and handle the stress of college life.  (Sessions are scheduled during Orientation)

American College Health Association: National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) 
Two-to-four weeks after the Choicepoints Lite presentation students will receive an email from ACHA-NCHA asking them to take a survey. By completing the survey, students are helping Chapman gain a better understanding of Chapman students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.


Survey Monkey

Approximately four-to-six weeks after students take part in Choicepoints Lite,they will receive another Chapman email serving as a follow-up survey with the same questions they were presented with during the Choicepoints Lite presentation.  The students’ participation will help the university gage student community behavior and assess our Healthy Panther Initiative. 

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