Health

CHOICE (choice@vassar.edu)

CHOICE (Campus Health Organization for Information, Contraception, and Education) facilitates the safer sex practices of students by speedily distributing free condoms, latex gloves, dental dams, lubricant, and other supplies through an anonymous ordering system. We also distribute educational pamphlets about STIs, pregnancy, and contraception and we invite guest speakers each semester to engage with our student body about safer sex topics. Contact choice@vassar.edu with any questions!

Primary Care Progress (PCP) (pcp.vsa@vassar.edu)

As a national organization, Primary Care Progress (PCP) is an effort of health care providers, public health activists, and students to raise awareness about the current state of the US medical care system. Here at Vassar, PCP hopes to advocate for positive health behaviors among our students, faculty, and staff.

ProHealth (prohealth.vsa@vassar.edu)

ProHealth works to fundraise and raise awareness for local and global public health issues. On a local level, we partner with the VAST after school program for middle schoolers in Poughkeepsie to provide nutritious snacks and cooking lessons for students on Friday afternoons. On a global level, we we work with Partners in Health (PIH), a non-profit organization that treats patients and trains the next generation of local health care workers in some of the most remote and marginalized communities around the world. During our weekly meetings, we discuss and reflect upon a variety of public health issues at Vassar and at large. We also host meetings designed to promote mentorship, such as internship and career planning workshops for pre-health students.

Project.Period (projectperiod.vsa@vassar.edu)

Project.Period provides free menstrual products for students in need. Boxes with products are distributed throughout housing areas, academic buildings, and dining areas, and are replenished periodically.

The Listening Center (tlc.vsa@vassar.edu)

The Listening Center is a private, peer-run organization dedicated to lending a compassionate ear. We intend to increase resources and reduce stigma by providing a space where students may discuss such issues with others through our nightly chat service on 7CupsOfTea where students can connect with trained, anonymous listeners. We aim to serve all members of the Vassar student body through education, advocacy, and the creation of supportive and inclusive spaces.

Vassar College Emergence Medical Services (VCEMS) (ems.vsa@vassar.edu, ems@vassar.edu)

VCEMS (Vassar College Emergency Medical Services) is a student run organization that responds to on-campus medical emergencies and services all visitors and students during the academic year. VCEMS is in service when Baldwin is closed. VCEMS consists of EMT-certified Vassar students and CPR certified individuals to provide quality care to our Vassar community during these emergencies.