1 Bklet cvr 2008 color 235 Final 9/26/08 7:48 AM Page 1. model Programs The Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal ac c e s s . Department of Education Alcohol and Other drug Prevention on College campuses model Programs Department of Education Office of Safe and drug -Free Schools This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and drug -Free Schools at the Depart- ment of Education under contracts number ED-99-CO-0094 and ED-04-CO-0137 with Education Development Center, Inc. The contracting officer's representative was Richard Lucey, Jr.
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5 Contents Why Be Concerned? .. 1. The Scope of the Problem .. 2. What Colleges Are Doing to Address Alcohol and Other drug 4. Programs and Policies That Make a Difference .. 4. campuses With Award-winning Programs .. 6. Auburn University .. 7. Boston College .. 8. Bowling Green State University .. 9. George Mason University .. 10. Gonzaga University .. 11. Grand Valley State University .. 12. Hobart and William Smith Colleges .. 13. Hobart and William Smith Colleges .. 14. Lehigh University .. 15. Loyola Marymount University .. 16. Massachusetts Institute of Technology .. 17. Michigan State University .. 18. Montclair State University.
6 19. Rutgers University .. 20. San Diego State University .. 21. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute .. 22. Syracuse University .. 23. The Ohio State University .. 24. The Pennsylvania State University .. 25. The State University of New York at New Paltz .. 26. iii University at Albany, State University of New York .. 27. University at Albany, State University of New York .. 28. University of Arizona .. 29. University of Arizona .. 30. University of Chicago .. 31. University of Missouri Columbia .. 32. University of Missouri Columbia .. 33. University of Nebraska Lincoln .. 34. University of Northern Colorado.
7 35. University of Pennsylvania .. 36. Utah State University .. 37. Virginia Commonwealth University .. 38. Washington State University .. 39. Western Washington University .. 40. iv Why Be Concerned? College can and should be an exciting, enriching experience. To help ensure that it will be, students and their parents will want to choose a College that fosters students' academic and social development and promotes campus and community safety. One critical element to consider is the Alcohol and Other drug culture of a campus. Far too often, Alcohol and Other drug abuse results in tragedy. Deaths from Alcohol poisoning and from Alcohol -related incidents have occurred on all types of campuses in recent years elite schools and lesser-known institutions; large schools and small ones; urban, small town, and rural schools.
8 In addition, Alcohol and Other drug abuse is a factor in the majority of accidents, injuries, vandalism, and crime on College campuses and is frequently a key factor when students encounter problems with their course work. Although the majority of College students avoid the unsafe use of Alcohol and Other drugs, they are still likely to suffer the consequences of the high-risk behaviors of their peers. Students who engage in high-risk drinking and Other drug use are not just harming themselves but also those around them, and not just occasionally but with truly disturbing frequency. By becoming informed about Alcohol and Other drug Prevention efforts on College campuses , prospective College students can increase the likelihood that they will avoid Alcohol - and Other drug -related problems and have their dreams and expectations for College met.
9 1. Alcohol and Other drug Prevention on College campuses The Scope of the Problem Studies confirm that College campuses continue to experience significant problems related to student Alcohol and Other drug abuse. Although the vast majority of College students are under the legal drinking age of 21, Alcohol remains the clear drug of choice and the one that contributes to a wide range of problems. The 2006 Monitoring the Future Survey, conducted at colleges and universities across the country, found that of all College students, approximately 40 percent have engaged in high-risk drinking. Fur- thermore, the following percentages of students used various Other drugs during 2005: marijuana ( percent); ecstasy ( percent).
10 Amphetamines ( percent); hallucinogens ( percent); cocaine ( percent); methamphetamine ( percent); and tranquilizers ( percent). Such illicit drug use has been a factor in a number of serious adverse consequences, such as hospitalizations for overdoses and deaths. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) published a report in April 2002, updated in 2005, that suggests a strong relationship between Alcohol and Other drug abuse and a variety of negative consequences for students. The report estimates that each year 1,700 College students die from Alcohol -related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.