Alcohol and Other Drug Education

There are numerous consequences related to alcohol use and abuse including: accidents, violence, alcohol poisoning, poor academic or athletic performance, sexual assault, date rape, sexually-transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancy, etc. Through education, the members of the University community attempt to prevent these outcomes. When policy violations occur, University staff members assist students in looking at the choices they have made, and assist them in making healthier choices. Through disciplinary sanctions, a student is held accountable for his or her actions. Through education and counseling, University staff members provide a free opportunity for a student to examine his or her choices related to substance use, and provide assistance in changing behavior. Students are annually provided with additional information regarding the alcohol and other drug education efforts on campus.