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Harbor Center for Health Promotion

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The Harbor Center Mission

Health promotion is an integral part of Counseling and Behavioral Health Services. Health promotion helps build student’s resiliency as a community while increasing well-being through education and harm prevention programming. Collaborative, holistic health promotion programming is available by contacting Sara Herskowitz at

Health Promotion Internships for Academic Credit

We recruit and train Health Promotion Interns each year to provide peer educational programs. Health Promotion Internships create opportunities for trained peer educators to engage with the campus community and offer a range of activities to help all students manage stress, increase well-being and enjoy life.

Where We Are

The Harbor Center is located on the first floor of Fort Awesome (rooms 135, 136, &138). The Harbor Center is a programming hub for Counseling and Behavioral Health Services (CBHS main office is located in the Lower Level of Humanities.)

Why We Do What We Do: UN Sustainability Goal 3 and You!

The Harbor Center endorses the United National’s Global Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being encourages the creation of sustainable practices for Health and Well-being over the lifespan. We recognize that our climate, cultures, communities and selves are best served through intentional acts to preserve and protect all these resources.

Harbor Activities

The Harbor Center offers an open meditation space, a variety of free stress reduction classes, and free yoga and body work sessions exclusively for Purchase students in Room 135. For schedule updates please visit our online Harbor Activities Schedule.

Lighthouse Lounge

The Lighthouse in Fort Awesome, room138, offers Purchase students a relaxing, substance-free, programming and peer-led social space. Contact CBHS Main Office 914-251-6390, or, to reserve the Lighthouse Lounge for your club or organization special events.

Catch Your Breath. Smoke Less.

If you or someone you know wants to reduce your use of tobacco or nicotine products including vaping, call Counseling and Behavioral Health Services to schedule a consultation at 914-251-6390.