Frostburg State University


Member since: 2013

Student population: 5,178

4,429 undergraduate, 673 graduate, 76 doctoral

Why we joined

For many years, we often thought how nice it would be to have a state-wide coalition. It was an easy decision when we were approached. The  Maryland Collaborative has provided support on many levels and has helped elevate our prevention programs!

Advisory Board and Governance Council Members

Campus Council: Don E. Swogger, SAFE Office Director and BURG Advisor

Governance Council: Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, Frostburg State University President

Success Stories

In 2006, 54% of Frostburg State University students engaged in binge drinking, and an alcohol-related student death spurred the university to act to reduce excessive drinking. In the years since, Frostburg State University implemented multiple evidence-based policies and practices at the individual and environmental levels, and its binge drinking rate is now below 40%.  Learn more about FSU’s efforts in this interview with Jeff Graham, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

About the school

Frostburg State University is a comprehensive, student-centered institution dedicated to providing a quality education that leads to real-world success. A focus on experiential learning and student individuality helps each student discover and realize his or her unique goals. FSU programs prepare future leaders to meet the challenges of a complex and changing global society.

FSU works towards regional and statewide economic and workforce development and draws students from all counties in Maryland, as well as other states and foreign countries. Programs promote cultural enrichment, civic responsibility and sustainability in the Frostburg community, the Western Maryland region and beyond.
FSU is an institution of the University System of Maryland, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is the only four-year institution of USM west of the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

Founded in 1898, FSU offers programs in Frostburg, Hagerstown, Anne Arundel County, Garrett County, Cecil County and online and includes 47 undergraduate majors, 14 graduate programs including education (6 concentrations), business, biology, computer science, counseling psychology and recreation and parks management, and as Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Related Resources

FSU Prevention Initiatives: