California Higher Education Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Conference

Best Practices

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California State University, Fullerton continues to support innovative and high-impact programming to prevent problems associated with alcohol use. Educational and outreach efforts are predominantly led by students and supported through collaboration among various campus departments, including the Dean of Students Office, Student Life, Housing and Residence Life, Greek Life, Athletics, the Student Health and Counseling Center, University Police and the WoMen's Center.

"Best practice" strategies are evident in education, interventions, and prevention programming: Through the CHOICES program, peer-to-peer workshops teach harm reduction and prevention strategies for alcohol use; collaborative alternative activities are promoted throughout the year among Housing and Residence Life and Greek Life to deter alcohol use, including Alcohol Awareness Week each October; the "Titan Up the Party" campaign promotes legal and responsible alcohol use and tips to residents during the Annual Block party during Housing Orientation Week; local law enforcement conduct saturation patrols to remove intoxicated drivers from the streets around campus; Greek Life mandates all new members attend targeted training on alcohol use prevention and education through the Greek 101 series; campus staff collaborate with Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving (RADD), local law enforcement, and community retailers to encourage designated driver programs in off-campus establishments; and campus-based student organizations provide countless events that raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of alcohol use and sexual assault.

CSUF assesses student substance use through continued surveying and data collection. Currently, CSUF participates in the Safer California Universities Study and the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment. Data collected assists in prioritizing campus-based initiatives, education, and programming efforts and identifies students at risk. CSUF will continue to provide evidence-based and high-impact programs to ensure that CSUF students make informed and educated decisions about alcohol use.

For more information, contact Mary Becerra.