The goal of the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Department strives to both educate and prevent students toward responsible drinking and to inform students on any other related issues that may arise during their college career.
Numerous organizations that are part of the ATOD Department contribute to the greater cause, each having their own strategies in educating and preventing students. Our peer educator teams focus their energy in pushing the department's initiative forward, as well as developing new organizations and connections that may help to achieve the ATOD Department's overall goal.
Camps Community Coalition:
The mission of the East Stroudsburg University Campus-Community Alcohol Coalition is to reduce dangerous and illegal drug and alcohol use, implement strategies to reduce destructive behaviors and triggers to such behavior, increase awareness about these issues, impact a positive relationship between ESU and local communities and improve the well being of our campus and community through proactive learning and collaborative action.
Our objective is to create and distribute posters around campus that promote responsible drinking. The use of statistics (actual East Stroudsburg University data), that was taken from multiple surveys, will allow people to change there perspective of drinking on campus; the fact of the matter is that students usually follow what they perceive is the norm, but in actuality, may be a misleading or false norm.
These posters are used to demonstrate actual percentages of people who perform positive action in order to portray real college norms.
Social Norm Posters:
Our RISK club consists of students that volunteer their time to reach out to both the community and the student body in order to form connections to achieve the club's underlying goal of preventing and educating students, parents, and the community on responsible drinking.
During the beginning and end of each school year, a survey is provided to freshmen that investigates their new culture in regards to college life (both positive and negative associations). The survey provided at the end of each year reflects on either an increase or decrease in positive culture in order to determine overall effectiveness of the ATOD's mission.
Visit the RISK website for more information