Texas Tech University

Feed Your Body and Soul with RISE

Bri Lopez

February 17, 2022


RISE will host a holistic wellness week to educate the campus community on the struggles and management of eating disorders and maintenance of a healthy body image.

Texas Tech University's Office of Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) will host various events with campus partners during “Feed Your Body and Soul Week” (FYBS), Feb. 22–25, to provide knowledge and activities that will increase physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  

Supported by the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC), University Student Housing, Center for Campus Life (CCL), University Recreation (URec), The Elisa Project and Women's & Gender Studies, FYBS is held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, commonly referred to as NEDA.  

NEDA reports that 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder at some point in their life, with eating disorders among some of the deadliest mental illnesses, second to only opioid overdose.  

A study conducted with 3,500 undergraduate students at Texas Tech by graduate student, Kristin Goodheart (supervised by Jim Clopton, Ph.D. of the Department of Psychological Sciences), found that approximately 1 in every 7 women and 1 in every 20 men at Texas Tech experience clinically suggestive symptoms of eating disorders.  

RISE will host seven FYBS events throughout the week: 

RISE Peer Educator Tabling 

RISE peer educators will be handing out information on eating disorder prevention and overall campus support resources. Students can participate in “a letter to my body.”  

  • Monday, Feb. 21 from noon-2 p.m. (SUB west plaza)
  • Thursday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (SUB ballroom)
  • Friday, Feb 25 from noon-2 p.m. (SUB west plaza)  

Feed Your Body and Soul Resource Fair 

A wellness fair where campus and community partners will provide support resources for those struggling with eating disorders, body image or mental health challenges.  

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (SUB indoor courtyard) 

Celebration of Recovery 

An open forum where everyone can speak freely without judgment and celebrate the recovery of people who have suffered from eating disorders.   

  • Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7-8 p.m. (CCRC serenity room)  

Real Talk with RISE  

A virtual Instagram live discussion about mindful eating and the benefits of maintaining a healthy body image. Follow @TTURISE for access to the live feed.   

  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 3-3:30 p.m. (Instagram live) 

Body Project Training 

An eating disorder prevention program to improve personal body image. E-mail alexandria.shrode@ttu.edu to register.  

  • Monday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 24 from 2-5 p.m. (CCRC serenity room) 

Candlelight Yoga 

A candlelit yoga flow class with the theme of loving, cherishing and fueling your body.  

  • Thursday, Feb. 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (URec, room 121) 

Celebrate YOU Dance 

An all-levels dance class encouraging body positivity and the celebration of differences.  

  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (URec, room 114) 

Campus resources: 


  • Drane Hall | room 247 | (806) 742-2110 

Student Counseling Center 

  • Student Wellness Center | room 201 | (806) 742-3674 

Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities 

Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement 

Women & Gender Studies 

TTU Crisis Helpline

  • (806) 742-5555