The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
African American female student studying from home during lockdown
Pediatric NP Online Programs: Alleviating Gaps in Colorado's Healthcare System
April 10, 2024

In Colorado's intricate healthcare sector, the provision of specialized care to its pediatric population remains a challenge. Pediatric Nurse...

CSU Health Network, Women and Gender Advocacy Center’s Body Acceptance Week begins today

Colorado State University students are coming together to celebrate all body types for Body Acceptance Week.

The CSU Health Network is teaming up with the Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC) to teach and help students who are struggling with body image.


According to the CSU Health Network’s website “more than two-thirds of American women are dissatisfied with their bodies, and on college campuses, 60-90 percent of young women are dieting or trying to lose weight.”

While the majority of statistics focus on women, the CSU Health Network is focusing on the body image issues that men face as well.

“We also know that eating disorders are not just a women’s issue; approximately 10 percent of those with eating disorders are men,” reads CSU Health Network’s website. “Many young men are also struggling with compulsive exercising and/or abusing supplements or steroids.”

The week will be dedicated to students learning about body image and how to cope with negative feelings about their bodies. There will also be resources offered to help students who may be struggling so that they can find healthy alternatives to either lose weight or build confidence in learning to love the way they look.

All events are free and are as follows:

Monday- ASCSU will be giving out free shirts on the Plaza.

Tuesday- “Do You Even Lift Bro?” in LSC Room 308 from 4-5 p.m

Wednesday- Fitness Explosion and Mind/Body Spirit Fair at the Recreation Center from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday- Stephanie Covington Armstrong presents “Not All Black Girls Know How To Eat: A Story of Bulimia” in the LSC Long’s Peak Ballroom at 6:00 p.m.


If students do not want to participate in Body Acceptance Week they can visit the CSU Health Network’s website for more information about body health or call (970) 491-7121 for assistance.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *