2002 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Kaleidoscope of Change:
Patterns in Prevention

sponsored by The Inter-Association Task Force
on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues

College student drinking behavior impacts the work of every student affairs professional, and it is at the core of many of the health and safety issues on campus. This publication is designed to support college and university staff, faculty, and students seeking to create awareness and education on alcohol abuse and related issues so that the best living and learning atmosphere can exist to support academic pursuits and personal achievements. It is the mission of the task force to inspire students to review their lifestyles and make informed healthy decisions regarding substance abuse.

IATF Letter from the Chairperson

Using NCAAW as a Cornerstone of Your Prevention Efforts

  • Whats Your NCAAW Philosophy?
  • Brainstorming a Theme

Recruiting Key Players

  • Collaborating With Others
    • Campus Activities
    • Campus Judicial Offices
    • Athletes and Recreational Sports
    • Fraternities and Sororities
    • Residence Life
    • Campus Police and Safety
    • Chief Student Affairs Officers
    • Health Education and Counseling
  • Enlisting Support to Keep Our Campuses Safe
    • For Parents
    • For Students
    • For Colleges

Programming for NCAAW

  • Program Ideas for NCAAW
  • Day of Dialogue Program
  • IATF Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes
IATF Know Your Local Resources

Marketing NCAAW

  • Attracting an Audience
  • Working With the Media
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Editorial Letter
  • Sample Press Release
IATF Funding Your NCAAW
IATF Year-Round Programming

News From the Field

  • Social Norms
  • NIAAA Report
  • Promising Practices
  • The Student Monitor Report

Resource List: Places to Turn for Assistance

  • Organizations
  • Beverage Alcohol Distributor Programs
IATF Evaluation
IATF Applying for Recognition & Awards
IATF Highlights of 2001-2002 Award Winners
IATF History of NCAAW & IATF
IATF Download and print the entire 2002 Manual (186 kb .pdf)

For years, university educators have been grappling with collegiate alcohol abuse in a variety of ways. The dilemma respecting the adult sensibilities and independence of young people while honoring the law and the institutions duty to care has become evermore difficult to solve. The demographics alone are daunting: Some 15 million students now attend more than 3500 institutions. How to best deal with the complex issues, responsibilities, and liabilities, how to be an instrument for change in the prevailing collegiate environment, is the challenge facing all university people.
- What Can You Do?
Report from the National Symposium on Alcohol Practices sponsored by the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues