Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Candler students are welcome to take advantage of the many safety, health and wellness services and opportunities provided by Emory University. Learn more about Emory Health & Safety.

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card. Learn more.

Emory University Student Counseling Center

The Emory University Student Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling for enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Emory University. The Office of Student Programming can provide guidance and more information on how to use this service. Learn more.

Emory University Office of Health Promotion

The Emory University Office of Health Promotion engages students in creating a healthier campus, through developing individual wellness as well as advocating for others in crisis. Learn more.

Respect Program

The Office of Health Promotion runs the Respect Program, which engages the Emory community in order to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence. Learn more. Below are several questions that Candler students asked the Respect Program staff to answer.

How can I help?

The sexual assault response guidelines provide some great tips for how to respond in a crisis. The key is to believe what the person you’re talking to is saying, to listen and not make decisions for her/him, and to connect her/him to resources.

Isn’t sexual assault prevention education inherently targeting men as perpetrators?

Sexual assault prevention is about ending sexual assault and ensuring that no one lives in fear of or experiences violence. While the majority of perpetrators are male and the majority of survivors are female, sexual violence affects our entire society. Only 3 percent of men are perpetrators, but we all have a role in ending sexual violence. In addition, only 2 percent of reports of sexual violence are proven false, so the media attention indicating that “women” falsely report is inaccurate. We can all work together to end sexual assault, and men have powerful roles in that. I work closely with a lot of men doing this work, including several of my interns and student staff.

What are some websites that can connect me to resources in the community?

Here are some key resources:

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA)

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Where can I get more information about how to respond as clergy?

A Candler student who works with the RESPECT program has compiled an excellent list of resources, which is available in the Office of Student Programming.

Emory University maintains campus athletic facilities, and provides programs and classes to encourage students to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Woodruff P.E. Center

The Woodruff P.E. Center offers group fitness classes, personal training, intramural sports, cardio and weight areas, and a swimming pool. Learn more.

Student Activity & Academic Center

The Student Activity & Academic Center provides facilities and opportunities for physical, intellectual, spiritual and social development. Learn more.

Access, Disability Services and Resources is committed to advancing an accessible and "barrier-free" environment for its students, faculty, staff, patients, guests, and visitors by ensuring that the principles of access, equity, inclusion and learning are applied and realized in and by the disability community. Learn more.

Emory University maintains its own police department that manages law enforcement, fire safety and emergency medical services. Learn more.

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