Health Education

Laini Sporbert, M.Ed., x3165

Health Education is an integral part of Williams College Health Services. In addition to information provided by our doctors and nurses, the health educators are available for individual consultation with students on health issues such as eating disorders and body image concerns, stress management, rape and sexual assault, harassment, and sexual health.

The staff also provides substance abuse education and counseling for students. Students seek our services for tobacco cessation, tips for moderating or quitting use, and general information on alcohol and other drugs. We also offer support for students from substance abusing families.

Straight Dope, a marijuana education program, is available on an individual basis. Group education programs include tobacco cessation classes and Drink Smart, an alcohol education program.

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Williams College Health Services has compiled a resource on Alcohol and Other Drugs, where you will find basic information, health risks, Williams College policies and sanctions.

The health educators offer workshops for the campus community and provide ongoing support to Junior Advisors, Baxter Fellows, Peer Health, and the Rape and Sexual Assault Network.