HERO Programs

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

Four different alcoholic beverage containers sitting on top of a table

Healthy Choices in Daily Life

Educational sessions that offer prevention health education for a variety of real-life situations in a judgment-free and empathetic way.
A variety of vaping and e-cigarette products displayed on a brick surface

KanUquit Smoking Cessation Program

A six-week cessation program with a certified tobacco treatment specialist.
Two students sitting on bench conversing in front of Lindley Hall; one is wearing a Jayhawk Buddy System sweatshirt.

Jayhawk Buddy System

A protective behavior campaign created by KU students to help peers stay safe if they or their friends choose to drink alcohol.

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Veggies at the farmers' market

Ask a Nutritionist

A nutrition-related consultation with a Health Educator.
Three KU students are sitting at a table while chopping up cranberries

Cook Well Live Well Cooking Classes

Healthy cooking classes for student organizations, residence or scholarship halls.
A HERO student employee holding a banana and a sign that reads Fresh Fruit Friday

Eat Well Live Well Nutrition Program

A six-week weight management program that provides nutrition education on an individual basis.

Self Management

Several students interact with a therapy dog in front of Daily Hill Commons

Animal Therapy

Therapy animals for events hosted by KU departments and students organizations.
Student sitting in a hammock hung among the green trees on campus

Daily Life

Educational sessions with a Health Educator to discuss caring for yourself in times of stress.

Sexual Health

Two students embracing in front of the Chi Omega fountain on KU campus

Sex-Positive Coaching

Educational consultation with a Health Educator on sexual health and sexuality.
Two HERO employees staff a check-in table at a free HIV Testing event

HIV Testing

Free HIV testing events offered throughout the academic year.


Classroom of people doing CPR training


Heartsaver CPR training sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) and available for KU students, faculty and staff.