Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Body Project

What is the Body Project?

The Body Project is a body-acceptance program designed to help students feel better about their bodies. Students will define and describe the “appearance ideal” present in our society and media, and the potentially harmful impact of these ideals on body image. The program encourages students to challenge the “appearance ideal” through discussion and activities. This research-based program has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders. 

The program entails two 2-hour sessions (four hours total), scheduled one week apart and led by peer facilitators in small groups of six to twelve students. In order to get the most out of the program, individual students and groups are asked to register only if they are able to attend both 2-hour sessions. The Body Project is targeted toward individuals who identify as women; however, men and non-binary identifying individuals are welcome to participate as well.

 

Please check back in September for our Body Project Fall 2022 Open Sessions. Complete our Body Project Inquiry Form to be notified when new sessions are added or to schedule a session with your community.

 

Looking for more body image programming? Schedule our 1 hour presentation for your group!

All Bodies are Good Bodies – Creating a Positive Body Image 

In this interactive session, participants will discuss the history of the body positive movement, weight stigma, learn how to combat negative body talk and gain strategies on how to support ourselves and others through times of negative body image. 

To request a presentation, Please fill out the Student Wellness Center Presentation Request Form at least 2 weeks in advance of your requested date, we cannot guarantee staff will be available for last minute requests.

If you have additional questions about the program please email Sara Hoover