Proud2Bme On Campus

Eating disorders are a growing epidemic on college campuses. The National Eating Disorders Association surveyed 165 colleges and universities for our Collegiate Survey Project and found that greater resources are needed to educate, screen, refer and treat college students who struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating issues. That’s why we’ve launched Proud2Bme On Campus, a national initiative to bring students, faculty and campus services together in the fight against eating disorders. We know that with early detection, intervention and awareness, we can make a difference.
 

Ready to get started? 

Reading our new Proud2Bme On Campus guide should be your first step! Whether you’re interested in starting an official group (which would look great on your résumé!) or putting your party planning skills to great use by hosting a one-time event, we’ve created options that will work for you.

In this guide, you’ll find: 

  • step-by-step instructions on how to start a Proud2Bme On Campus group 
  • activities designed to increase awareness and resources on campus
  • quick and easy ways to report back on events and request materials
  • and much, much more! 
     

Find out how Proud2Bme On Campus changed these students’ lives:

Why Proud2Bme On Campus Matters
“If we can help just one student, one friend, or one professor recognize warning signs and support a student to get the help they need, it will be worth it. Proud2Bme On Campus has the potential to make a huge difference in students’ lives, and I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful cause.”

Proud2Bme On Campus Taught Me That Self-Love is Liberating
“Being able to participate in Proud2Bme On Campus has made me realize that I am not the only one who feels dissatisfied with their body image. I have learned that the glorified body image continuously depicted all over the media also influences many other college students. While working on projects to help others, these encouragements were helping me as well.”
 

Additional Resources:

Eating Disorders On Campus: A Webinar for Student Advocates Watch the first Proud2Bme On Campus webinar, created in partnership with The Recovery Village. Eating disorder expert Sandee Nebel and college peer educator Shirley Wang share insights and resources for students who care about making a difference in the fight against eating disorders.

This Google Hangout features four students from California State University, Northridge, who are promoting body positivity and eating disorder awareness on their campus. Our panelists explore the importance of student ED advocacy, how interested students can get involved with the movement, as well as the ways in which they’ve grown as leaders throughout the process.

Take an Eating Disorders Screening Are you struggling with food or exercise issues? Take this free, confidential online eating disorders screening today and share the link with students and educators.

How-To Guides Bring eating disorders awareness events to your campus with these step-by-step guides.

Toolkits Our toolkits include comprehensive information and resources for students, educators and parents.

Digital Media Literacy Toolkit In our media-saturated culture, it is hard to escape the onslaught of messages about our bodies. To help counteract media’s potential influence on normalizing unrealistic body standards, students from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) partnered with the National Eating Disorders Association on a civic engagement project to create a Digital Media Literacy Toolkit and corresponding infographic.

 

Special thanks to Recovery Village, a founding sponsor of Proud2Bme On Campus! 

About Us

Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.