The Bradley HEAT (Help, Empower, & Teach)

The Bradley HEAT is a team of peer leaders who educate campus on topics such as substance use and abuse, sexual health, and sexual assault.

HEAT assists with special events and services sponsored by the Wellness Program, such as Depression Screening Day, Alcohol Screening Day, and National Eating Disorders Awareness programs.  If you would like to cosponsor an event with the Bradley HEAT, please email heat@bradley.edu

The Bradley HEAT also facilitates workshops covering substance use and abuse, sexual health, and sexual assault in all EHS 120 classes, to Greek chapters, Residence Halls, Athletics, and others by request.  Below is a list of our current workshops.  Each can be tailored to fit the needs of your audience.  If you would like HEAT to present to your organization, please email heat@bradley.edu.

Is your group interested in or in need of another health topic presentation? E-mail us the details (heat@bradley.edu) and we will do our best to make an interactive, beneficial program for you. Past presentations include: healthy decisions (for high school students), bullying, appropriate sexual relationships, body image, stress, and mental health.

List of Presentations

Small Group Social Norms

SGSN is designed to correct students’ misperceptions about drinking on campus.  This presentation is given to all of the residence halls at the beginning of the fall semester.  Based on the work of Linda Hancock at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sex Ed

This presentation discusses a variety of sexual health topics such as healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, types of protection, and how to get tested for STIs/HIV. All EHS 120 classes receive this presentation.

The Expectancy Challenge

HEAT facilitates this discussion about the physical effects of alcohol vs. the expectancy effects of alcohol using current advertising examples and media clips. This presentation is given to all EHS 120 classes.  Based on the work of Drs. Michael E. Dunn and Thomas Hall from the University of Central Florida.

Step Up!

Ever hear of the bystander effect? How does it affect you when it comes to alcohol and other problematic situations? This presentation explains how to be an active bystander while also specifically covering Bradley policies and how to help if someone has alcohol poisoning.  Great for Greek chapters and athletic teams.  Adapted from the NCAA’s and University of Arizona’s “Step Up!” program.