ERIC Number: ED435325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems on Campus: Substance-Free Residence Halls.
This document offers guidance to college housing officers in implementing substance-free campus housing. The guide offers reasons for supporting the establishment of substance-free residence halls; provides evidence that such living areas benefit both students and the college; and offers suggestions for setting up and maintaining substance-free housing. One section of the report covers starting substance-free housing areas, including finding a leader, conducting a needs assessment, involving all pertinent parties, developing a proposal, anticipating questions and concerns, and picking the location. Other sections cover recruiting and screening applicants, contracts with students, selecting and training housing staff, special programming, enforcing rules, and evaluation. Four case studies are presented: two of fraternities that have become substance-free (the University of Maine and Indiana University); and two of "recovery" housing at Rutgers University (New Jersey) and Dartmouth College (New Hampshire). A resource list and list of related publications are appended. (Contains 11 endnotes.) (CH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Case Studies, College Environment, College Housing, College Students, Dormitories, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Faculty Advisers, Fraternities, Group Homes, Higher Education, Residential Colleges, School Counseling, Sororities, Substance Abuse
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060. Tel: 800-676-1730 (Toll Free); e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.