Events & Workshops

Everyone is welcome to participate in our free workshops and events! Please note, RSVP may be recommended for some workshops. For disability and accessibility accommodations please contact us at hpw@sfsu.edu.

If you would like to request one of our workshops or activities for your class or student organization, please see our full list of offerings and submit a request form.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

From consent and communication to barrier methods and testing, our sexual health educator provides an overview of safer sex practices and is ready to answer your questions about sex and intimacy and making sex safer for you and your partners.

Date & Time: Monday, September 27th from 4- 5 pm

Join us in community with the goal of affirming and humanizing LGBTQ+ relationships in the broadest sense, while raising awareness of its nuances, complexities, and dynamics as a path to understanding and cultivating healthy relationships. Facilitated by Nicole Buitrago, Psy.D., CAPS Clinical Counselor Faculty, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness and LGBTQ+ Student Life at SF State.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 28th from 1- 2 pm

Join us to learn about CalFresh, a program that provides free money for groceries to eligible students. Then, stick around to watch a quick cooking demo to learn how to make delicious and affordable meals featuring ingredients that can be purchased with CalFresh EBT dollars. Currently enrolled SF State students who attend and complete the survey will have a chance to win a $25 grocery gift card!

Date & Time: Thursday, September 30th from 12- 1 pm

Feeling disconnected? Isolated? Link-up with us and get a jumpstart on developing healthy relationships! Attend at least 4 workshops of our Link-Up series to be automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Sexual Communication Workshop

In a world of social media, dating apps, and sexting, sexual communication is forever evolving. This workshop covers how consent can be sexy, verbal and non-verbal communication styles, and how to navigate sexting as a form of sexual communication.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 30th from 4- 5 pm

Dating in the COVID-19 Era Workshop 

Are dating and romance over in the COVID-19 era? Absolutely not! Join us as we discuss ways to explore the world of dating while keeping yourself and others safe. Learn helpful tips in navigating online dating apps, sexting, and things to consider should you decide to meet someone new.

Date & Time: Friday, October 8th from 11 am-12 pm

Healthy Relationships, Sex, and Substance Use Workshop

Join the substance use health education team to discuss healthy and unhealthy qualities that can show up in relationships, the importance of consent, and the role that substance use has on our relationships and ability to give and get consent.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 12th from 6- 7 pm 

Healthy Relationships

Engaging in a relationship should be fun and exciting! This workshop highlights ways people can work toward building healthy bonds and explores how less recognized forms of control lead to unhealthy and even abusive relationships.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 20th from 4- 5 pm 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join HPW and The SAFE Place student leaders as they talk about our programs for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, healthy relationships, and campus resources available for survivors. Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) and The SAFE Place.

Date & Time: Friday, October 1st from 12- 12:20 pm

What’s Trust?

This workshop explores what trust looks like in different relationships, how to build trusting relationships, and how to rebuild trust when it's lost. Hosted by The SAFE Place.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 6th from 2- 3 pm

What are Boundaries?

This workshop explores boundaries in all types of relationships. It can help you learn how to set them, how to relax them and what to do if someone does not respect them. Hosted by The SAFE Place.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 13th from 2- 3 pm

What’s Healthy and Unhealthy?

This workshop explores the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Learn signs to tell the differences and steps you can take to improve (or walk away from) relationships that are not good for you. Hosted by The SAFE Place

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 20th from 2- 3 pm

Pod-Mapping & Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships Workshop

You've experienced harm, but don't know who you can call on for support? Learn what "pods" are (using the Pod-Mapping framework developed by the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective) and how healthy LGBTQ+ relationships rooted in trust build a strong support network for your health, wellness, and safety. Hosted Health Promotion & Wellness LGBTQIA+ Student Life at SF State

Date & Time: Thursday, October 21st from 11 am- 12 pm

We Get To Have It All, Part 1 -Planning for Pleasure, Love & Safety

(a workshop centering Queer, Trans, Intersex, & Two-Spirit BIPOC communities)

How do we as Queer, Trans, Intersex, & Two-Spirit BIPOC (QTI2BIPOC) create more safety in our relationships in the middle of late stage racial capitalism? The first workshop in this two part series uncovers ways we can enjoy building the gorgeous safety we need, want and deserve.In this popular education group, participants will practice using concrete skills and co-create tools to apply to real life situations. Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 26th from 4- 5 pm

What are Trauma-Informed Relationships?

In this workshop, you will learn ways you can support the people in your life who might have experienced trauma. Learn tips on how to respond when your friends share their stories, and how to navigate sex with or without knowing a person’s past. Hosted by The SAFE Place.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 27th from 2- 3 pm

Join this CalFresh 101 session to learn how to use CalFresh dollars to buy groceries every month! All attendees will receive a kitchen set for cooking.

Date & Time: Friday, October 1st from 2- 3 pm

Join the Food+Shelter+Success team to learn more about CalFresh, a program that provides free grocery money for qualified applicants. Learn about other free food resources on campus!

Stop by and enjoy games, activities, music, and grab some free snacks!

Date & Time: Monday, October 4th from 12- 2 pm

Location: Quad

Smile with the CalFresh team by helping us recognize Malnutrition Awareness Week! Let’s chat about our relationships with food and discuss how to combat food insecurity at SF State with free grocery money. Each attendee will receive a $10 Trader Joe's gift card!

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 6th from 11 am- 12 pm

The pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, IUD, the list goes on! Join this workshop to learn the buzz about birth control options. We will explore how each method works, their pros and cons, and how each method can cater to different needs and lifestyles. We will also discuss emergency contraception myths and facts as well as the benefits of dual birth control options like condoms + birth control.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 7th from 4- 5 pm

In this workshop, you’ll learn a variety of tips to negotiating payment, and build skills to potentially save $1000s in your everyday life. Don’t settle for what corporations offer you, let’s talk about how we can ask for better deals and find access to discounts! Find out what opportunities are out there to negotiate your everyday expenses such as bills, purchases, and more. This workshop will include real examples from lived experiences, wholesome stories, and understanding your rights as a consumer while maintaining respect for workers. Attendees will be entered to receive a $25 gift card! (15 prizes available).

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 12th from 2-3 pm

Join us for a day of community, wellness, and FUN! Stop by and enjoy games, activities, free snacks, and so much more!

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 13th from 11 am- 1:30 pm

Location: Quad

Come celebrate National Food Day with the Food+Shelter+Success team! Learn about food resources on campus, enjoy games, music, and grab free food from our campus vendors!

Free food while supplies last

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 26th from 12- 2 pm

Location: Quad

PATHS Lunch & Learns aim to build community capital over sharing a FREE meal together and learning from each other about specific resources that intersect with housing.

Date & Time:

  • Wednesday, October 27th from 12- 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 17th from 12- 1:30 pm

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office

In a world of social media, dating apps, and sexting, sexual communication is forever evolving. This workshop covers how consent can be sexy, verbal and non-verbal communication styles, and how to navigate sexting as a form of sexual communication.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 28th from 4- 5 pm

Join the Food+Shelter+Success team in kicking off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Come talk food and housing justice, learn about campus resources and grab a snack while you are out!

Date & Time: Monday, November 15th from 12- 2 pm

Location: Quad

Engaging in a relationship should be fun and exciting! This workshop highlights ways people can work toward building healthy bonds and explores how less recognized forms of control lead to unhealthy and even abusive relationships.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16th from 4- 5 pm

Do you need housing for the Spring semester? Join Food+Shelter+Success to learn more about on-and-off campus housing options! Meet with apartment complexes, University Housing and connect with potential roommates at our roommate mixers!

Date & Time: Thursday, December 2nd from 11 am- 3 pm

Location: Jack Adams Hall

Recurring Programs
 

Join us as we build a community dedicated to your health, wellness, and success! We'll explore what it’s like to be a Man Of Color in college today, discuss ways to develop strong relationships and practice how to stay connected to all your networks of support. Come hang out with us and meet new friends in this space for Men Of Color by Men Of Color. You're welcome here!

Get up to $100 in e-gift cards for completing the series! Space is limited, please sign-up with your San Francisco State email address by Friday, October 21st.

Who: Men of Color students attending San Francisco State

What: Step Outside the Box: Weekly 4-part Men of Color health promotion series

Date & Time: Every Monday from October 25th to November 15th from 4- 5:30 pm

Real talk Bay Area living is expensive! Food & housing can be some of the hardest things for SF State students to secure. Join this session to learn more about SF State’s free food and housing crisis programs.

Date & Time:

  • Monday, September 27th from 4- 5 pm
  • Friday, October 8th from 11 am- 12 pm
  • Tuesday, November 9th from 12- 1 pm

Have you heard about CalFresh, a program that can give qualified students free grocery money?! Drop in to a CalFresh Info Session to learn more about what CalFresh is and if you should apply. Each attendee will receive a $5 gift card.

Date & Time:

  • Thursday, September 30th from 10- 10:30 am
  • Thursday, October 7th from 11- 11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 14th from 12- 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 21st from 1- 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 28th from 2- 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 4th from 3- 3:30 pm

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Danielle Lundstrom, is available for free private appointments. Visit our Nutrition Clinic page for more information.

Fall 2021 Clinic Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 8 am- 12 pm
  • Wednesdays 1- 5 pm

Location: Virtual appointments

Stop by AS Gator Groceries and pick up a box of free groceries!

Gator Groceries Date & Time: 

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1- 5 pm (reservation only)
  • Fridays from 12- 2 pm (drop-in welcome)

Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Rec and Dining Level (bottom floor)

Free Food in Your Area

To find free food in your area visit your local food bank or enter your zip code in the foodfinder.