Don't Cancel That Class

Western Faculty Member!

Attending a conference? Family Obligation?  Having a medical issue?


There's no need to cancel your class! Western’s Prevention Education program, by way of the "Don't Cancel That Class"  can help! Let us take over your class for a day and work with your students to discuss any number of varied prevention education or health and wellness topics. We can create custom presentations or you can choose from a number of existing stock presentations.  Perhaps you don't need a class covered but you're looking for a guest lecturer, Western's Prevention Education program would love to be a part of your classroom!

Western's Prevention Education program serves as a resource for the entire University community, helping students have a safe and healthy experience while attending Western State Colorado University.  To accomplish this goal, our Prevention Education program provides students with alternative activities, education, and resources to prevent unhealthy student behavior. One unique aspect of the approach used by Western's Prevention Education programs is that an ”educate, understand and support” model is stressed over the traditional “punishment” model for students who violate campus policy or may exhibit concerning behavior. Western's Prevention Education program wants to ensure that students develop productive behavior patterns, understand healthy relationships, and cope appropriately with the stress of college. 


Presentations are typically 50 - 90 minutes in length, depending on the presentation and your class's schedule. Common program offerings include:

Suicide Prevention Training (Question, Persuade, Refer)

Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training

Alcohol 101 

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT):

Stress and Coping

Understanding Addictive Behavior

Welcome to the Party

What is Wellness?

Understanding Mental Health


If you would like to request a "Don't Cancel that Class" program for your course, please fill out the web form below and you will be contacted shortly by a Prevention Education representative.