Health Education and Information

At the University of Chicago, we empower our students to ask tough questions and challenge conventional thinking to enrich human life around the globe. We encourage them to be innovators and critical thinkers, but also strive to provide resources and programs that support their learning and enhance their human development. We understand that as parents and caregivers, you continue to support and care for them even when they are away at college. As their support system we want you to be informed and to have the tools and resources to keep supporting your student.

Keep in mind, this is most likely the first time your student has lived away from home and there are many challenges they will face as a student from their peers, faculty, family and friends. Please use these resources to keep the lines of communciation open with your student and support them especially when they may be going through a difficult time or situation.

For more information on heath and wellness resources visit our Health Information page and read: The Talk: How You Can Support Your Students Health & Wellness.

Alcohol Resources
Alcohol and Other Drug Information and Resources at UChicago
Talking With College Students About Alcohol
Parent Handbook for Talking with College Students About Alcohol 

Sexual Health & Healthy Relationships Resources
Sexual Health Information and Resources at UChicago
The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People's Healthy Relationships and 
Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

How to Talk to Your Children About Consent and Sexual Assault
Support, information and resources for young people who have questions or concerns about dating relationships.
Videos and information for young people about sex, their bodies, and relationships.
Learn more about birth control options and updated information.

Sleep Resources
Healthy Sleep Harvard
Sleep Health Information and Resources at UChicago