George Mason University
The highlight of George Mason’s year long alcohol and drug abuse prevention activities was the school’s Health and Fitness Challenge. Implemented by a committee of faculty, staff and students, the Challenge featured both campus and community vendors. Over 2,00 students, employees and community members took part in this successful event. In addition, alcohol and drug abuse awareness issues were included in new student and faculty orientations, and ,various events and campaigns were held throughout the year to increase everyone’s awareness regarding these issues.
Plattsburgh State University of New York
Campus and community-wide collaborative efforts were an important part of this program. NCAAW alone drew over 25 groups as sponsors, host, and participants. Throughout the year, nearly 100 student groups, campus offices, faculty and staff, administrators, alumni, community agencies and local businesses took part in prevention efforts. Programmatic highlights of the year included The Wellness Fair and the new Wellness Workshop series.
Oswego State University of New York
The Life-styles Peer Educators are a dynamic group of students who focus on promoting a campus social environment which reflects the attitudes, behaviors and values of healthy life-styles. Over 750 people took part in the school’s NCAAW safer week program and pledged to have a safer week. Their yearlong campaign included drunk driving prevention programs, a party during opening weekend and several presentations in local high schools.
Virginia Commonwealth University
An aggressive education campaign that reached out to students, staff and the surrounding community was the focal point of this school’s alcohol awareness program. One of the peer education groups, BEER Peers (Believing Everyone can Enjoy Reality) focused on the issues of drug and substance abuse.
University of Minnesota-Duluth
“Find Your Rhythm, Feel the Power” was chosen as the theme for the University’s alcohol awareness campaign because it reminds students that they are the only ones who can be responsible for the choices they make. In an attempt to reach as many students as possible, the campaign consisted of activities such as residence hall presentations, poster campaigns and a health fair.
The Choices program uses peer education as it’s primary method of sharing information and influencing decision making. Peer educators receive intensive training and offer presentations in residence halls, during social events and in local high schools. Through heavy involvement in orientation activities and, by integrating their efforts with key organizations, the Choices program has gained high visibility and credibility on their campus and in the community.
The College of William and Mary
The success of the Substance Abuse and Prevention Program at William and Mary is due to the development of comprehensive programming which systematically targets and tailors programs and events for a wide variety of groups and organizations on campus. Programs such as, FISH, (Free Information on Student Health) Bowl volunteers and Soberfest are all apart of this school’s successful yearlong campaign.
University of Missouri at Columbia
Mizzou has a strong program in Project ADAPT - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team. This year, the program witnessed a significant improvement in the quality and quantity of it’s prevention programs and services. The theme “Moderation Makes These Happy Days” was adopted for the school’s Alcohol Awareness Month which included a wide array of events such as a rally, a 24 hour walk, a featured speaker and a series of educational panels. This program also undertook Safe Holiday Break, Safe Valentine and Safe Spring Break campaigns.