ERIC Number: ED475072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention on College Campuses: Model Programs.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.; Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.
In response to growing awareness of and concern about alcohol and other drug problems, institutions of higher education are implementing policies and programs in an attempt to curb alcohol and other drug use and its associated negative consequences. Momentum is building for comprehensive prevention approaches that combine traditional education programs with strategies aimed at changing the physical, social, legal, and economic environment on campuses and in surrounding communities. This booklet contains examples of the strategies many colleges and universities are implementing that can have a positive effect on the campus culture regarding alcohol and other drug use. Efforts of this sort include forming partnerships with local communities, strengthening academic requirements, and campus changes such as scheduling classes on Fridays or keeping libraries and recreation facilities open longer. Other efforts strengthen discipline policies and monitor social organizations, while reducing alcohol promotions and advertising, including those for athletic events, on campus. The booklet contains profiles of 19 campuses at which these kinds of programs have been implemented. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Demonstration Programs, Drinking, Drug Education, Higher Education, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Culture
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.; Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.
Note: For the 2000 edition, see ED 445 305.