California Higher Education Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Conference

Best Practices

SacramentoCSU Sacramento

Sacramento State's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education Program works to reduce the harm associated with high risk drinking, tobacco and drug use through education, collaboration, student leadership development, and provision of resources to support and encourage healthy choices. Education and intervention programs include the CHOICES program, Substance Use seminars, and individual assessments. Recently, Sacramento State began requiring all incoming freshman and transfer students to complete two online tutorials: Alcohol, Zombies and You, which discusses alcohol use and abuse and low-risk drinking practices, and Unless There's Consent, which discusses sexual assault, domestic violence, and bystander intervention strategies. Our "Straight Up or On the Rocks" campaign promotes legal and responsible alcohol use and tips to incoming freshman.

As part of its New Member Education, Student Organizations & Leadership provides hazing education for students who participate in Greek-letter organizations. The department also conducts a "Nuts & Bolts Workshop" to educate student organization officers about campus policies and expectations and to provide them information on hazing and alcohol use/abuse. In addition, Sacramento State promotes many alcohol alternative and healthy lifestyle events throughout the year in collaboration with the Housing and Residential Life Program, Violence and Sexual Assault program, and various student organizations.

We continue to strive to be innovative in our approach and programming. Our dedicated staff, collaborative campus partners, and strong campus support make our programs successful.

For more information about the Sacramento State ATOD program, contact Amelia Stults.