Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

The Body Project


Time: Monday, October 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Younkin Success Center, Conference Rm 211


The Body Project is a body-acceptance program designed to help students feel better about their bodies.  Students will define and describe the “thin-ideal” present in our society and media, and the potentially harmful impact of these ideals on body image. The program encourages students to challenge the “thin ideal” through discussion and activities that have been shown to improve body image satisfaction.

This research-based program has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders. The program has been implemented on over 100 college campuses across the country.

The program entails two 2-hours sessions (four hours total), scheduled one week apart and led by peer facilitators in small groups of six to twelve students. In order to get the most out of the program, student groups are asked to register only if they are able to attend both 2-hour sessions. The Body Project is targeted toward individuals who identify as women; however, men are welcome to participate as well.

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