Alcohol and other drug use choices can have a significant impact on the academic, emotional, physical and spiritual life of students. The Office of Alcohol & Drug Education strives to have all members of our community make safe, healthy choices regarding alcohol and other drugs.
The staff also provides support to students who are concerned about their own use, or are concerned about the use of a friend/relative. Consultation, information, assessment and referral are available for Assumption College undergrads at no cost.
Research & Assessment
Research is a crucial part of the alcohol and drug education program at Assumption College. In order to determine the needs of the students and indentify trends on campus, the Director of Alcohol and Drug Education conducts annual surveys.
First year students participate in a survey administered when taking the AlcoholEdu class in the fall semester
All undergraduates are invited to participate in the Core Survey in the spring semester. The Core Survey is used by many institutions of higher education, and more than 70,000 college students participate.
The research findings enable the Alcohol & Drug Education program to develop programs that meet the specific needs of our community. The Office offers several groups for students, faculty and staff to participate in throughout the year including:
Students for Safe Choices (SSC)
SSC is a peer education group that advocates students making safe choices regarding alcohol and other drug use. SSC plans many of the education and awareness activities on campus.
Greyhound Alcohol Partnership (GAP)
GAP is a campus coalition of administrators and students who meet and discuss campus trends and prevention efforts.
Red Watch Band
The Red Watch Band is a comprehensive bystander intervention program in which participants learn how to recognize alcohol emergencies and respond effectively.