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Health Education

The University of North Georgia's Health Education Program offers a wide variety of health promotion programs aimed at improving the health of UNG students. Our mission is to actively engage students to consider important issues related to their health and wellness by presenting factual, relevant information that encourages them to make healthy and responsible choices.

How does Health Education promote health and wellness to the UNG community?

We offer workshops on a variety of topics to student groups, classes and organizations. Our Health Information Stations can be seen frequently on Hoag Patio, providing health information, fun activities and giveaways to students.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram or check out our calendar on UNG Connect for upcoming events.

What topics does Health Education promote?

Health Education covers a wide variety of health topics including, but not limited to: nutrition, fitness, sexual health, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, alcohol and drug awareness, safety, stress, and much more! If you have a topic you are interested in hearing more about contact the campus Health Educator at

How do I schedule a workshop for my group?

Please visit our UNG Connect page for more information and to submit a workshop request form. We request a two weeks’ notice and a 10 person minimum at presentation.

Peer Health Educator (PHE)

PHEs are students who provide health information, promote discussion and reflection, and strive to educate by engaging fellow students. They sponsor campus programs and awareness campaigns in conjunction with campus and community partners throughout the year. If you would like to be considered for a PHE role, complete the application on UNG Connect.


August - May
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Follows University Holiday Calendar


110 S. Chestatee Street
Suite 100
Dahlonega, GA 30597

Campus Health Education

Phone: 706-864-1948
Fax: 706-864-1448

Lead By Choice

What is Lead by Choice?

The University of North Georgia’s Lead by Choice campaign is a campus wide-effort to reduce alcohol abuse.  This campaign is made possible by the NCAA CHOICES alcohol education grant program, which encourages athletic departments to work with other campus departments to develop and implement successful alcohol education programs.

What is the goal of Lead by Choice?

The goal of the Lead by Choice campaign is to educate students about the unintended effects of alcohol use and to define the social norms surrounding college drinking behaviors.

Lead by Choice is determined to make an impact on alcohol abuse on UNG campuses through 4 objectives.
  1. Create a Lead by Choice Task Force.
  2. Develop and implement a sustainable training program for student leaders.
  3. Expand educational and social programming around alcohol education by utilizing new and existing delivery methods.
  4. Assess current alcohol messaging and create strategic social norming efforts that reflect current needs.

Where can I find Lead by Choice events?

Look for Lead by Choice tabling events at athletic events. Test your alcohol education knowledge and win swag!

Lead By Choice

Learn More About Lead By Choice

Contact Meri-Leigh Smith.

2019-2020 Events Calendar

Check back here closer to the start of fall semester to see what events we have planned!

You're a Nighthawk. Now What? 47% of UNG students report they have not consumed alcohol in the past year.

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