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Eating disorders, disordered eating, and concerning eating habits are common on college campuses among both men and women. Certain demographics are more likely to develop eating disorders or disordered eating habits than others; however, the issue is widespread and impacts many people. The increased stress, decreased supervision, and the need to develop new eating patterns in college create an environment where eating disorders or other disordered eating habits can be easily developed or go unnoticed. For this project, we researched University of Dayton’s (UD) resources available for students who may have disordered eating or diagnosed eating disorders. When students are facing issues at UD, they can talk to a counselor at the counselling center, go to the health center, women’s center, or even speak to an RA for example. However, we found few resources available specifically for eating disorders. We also analyzed other universities’ resources and materials, which showed that many other schools similar to UD in size and demographics had resources such as support groups, special events, and easily accessible information on eating disorders and related resources on the institution's website. For this project, we made recommendations for improving UD’s resources and we wrote and designed a fact sheet specifically for UD students that provides necessary information on eating disorders that could be made available at various locations on campus, such as academic buildings and residence halls.
Ann E Biswas
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Disordered Eating at the University of Dayton" (2019). Stander Symposium Posters. 1721.