Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Body Project FAQs

The purpose of the Body Project is to empower college aged women to engage in body acceptance and to promote positive body image. Research has shown that women who have a positive body image are less likely to practice unhealthy eating behaviors and are at reduced risk for eating disorders. Women who participate in the Body Project learn the importance of self-care and taking care of your body, and are more likely to have a healthier attitude towards their body and practice healthier behaviors around eating.

The Body Project is a research based prevention strategy specifically developed for college aged females. The Body Project is used across the country at different colleges and is the only evidence-based program proven to reduce the risk for eating disorders.

The workshop consists of two 2 hours sessions, held a week apart. As a participant, you need to attend both sessions 1 and 2 to fully benefit from the workshop.

At this time, the workshop is only offered for female students at Loyola, as the workshop is tailored for women and has only proven to be effective in this population. However, the program developers will be piloting a co-ed version sometime soon, so stay tuned!

Each workshop consists of two sessions, and we offer one a month during the school year. Workshop dates and signup slots will be posted here early in the Fall 2017 semester.

‌Of course! If you think the Body Project would be a good fit for your female student group at Loyola, please fill out this form, Body Project 2017 Group Program Request Form

Email the completed form to BodyProject@luc.edu at least two weeks before your proposed date, and we will coordinate with you to figure out the logistics of the workshop.

Note: The Body project workshop is designed for 7 to 14 student participants (not including the peer leaders). If your group is larger than 14, we can break the group into smaller groups and run two sessions.

The Body Project is a prevention strategy designed for a general population. It is not an appropriate or effective intervention for students currently struggling with an eating disorder. Students who are seeking help for an eating disorder can make an appointment at the Wellness Center for an assessment and counseling. For more information on scheduling an appointment, visit Locations, Hours & Visits. To schedule an appointment, call Dial-A-Nurse at 773.508.8883.