Campus Council Peer Exchange Highlights: Reconnecting and Engaging Campus Community Members

Aug 26, 2021 | Home Page, News, Peer Exchange

1. Adopt and enforce clear, effective policies on campus and in the community.

  • Adopt clear and effective campus alcohol policies. Click here for model policies.
  • Ensure that students can easily access campus alcohol policies and local laws such as social host ordinances. Communicate that these policies are enforced.
    • Use QR codes so students can easily access school alcohol policies on their phones;
    • Distribute postcards to students and community members notifying them of social host ordinances, penalties for violations, and that the university holds students accountable for off-campus violations of the student code of conduct.

2. Engage the retail community as a partner.

  • Ask local bars to sign a voluntary retail agreement to reduce underage drinking and over-service.
  • Encourage bars to participate in a free 3-hour training for bar owners and managers, “How to Increase Profits and Protect Your Customers”, available here: bit.ly/GHbartraining (Passcode: 7Vhp8M^9)
  • Ask MD Collaborative to train students to conduct environmental scans for over-service at local bars.

3. Enlist parents as partners.

4. Design universal screening strategies to assess current drinking and other substance use patterns during the pandemic (e.g., drinking/using to cope; solitary use; increases in use).

5. Prepare faculty to support students.

  • Increase capacity for having meaningful conversations with students of concern.
  • Increase familiarity with campus resources to address behavioral health problem.
  • Disseminate updated Campus Roadmaps to faculty, staff, and students.
Download the PDF

Campus Council Peer Exchange Highlights: Reconnecting and Engaging Campus Community Members

Aug 26, 2021 | Home Page, News, Peer Exchange

1. Adopt and enforce clear, effective policies on campus and in the community.

  • Adopt clear and effective campus alcohol policies. Click here for model policies.
  • Ensure that students can easily access campus alcohol policies and local laws such as social host ordinances. Communicate that these policies are enforced.
    • Use QR codes so students can easily access school alcohol policies on their phones;
    • Distribute postcards to students and community members notifying them of social host ordinances, penalties for violations, and that the university holds students accountable for off-campus violations of the student code of conduct.

2. Engage the retail community as a partner.

  • Ask local bars to sign a voluntary retail agreement to reduce underage drinking and over-service.
  • Encourage bars to participate in a free 3-hour training for bar owners and managers, “How to Increase Profits and Protect Your Customers”, available here: bit.ly/GHbartraining (Passcode: 7Vhp8M^9)
  • Ask MD Collaborative to train students to conduct environmental scans for over-service at local bars.

3. Enlist parents as partners.

4. Design universal screening strategies to assess current drinking and other substance use patterns during the pandemic (e.g., drinking/using to cope; solitary use; increases in use).

5. Prepare faculty to support students.

  • Increase capacity for having meaningful conversations with students of concern.
  • Increase familiarity with campus resources to address behavioral health problem.
  • Disseminate updated Campus Roadmaps to faculty, staff, and students.
Download the PDF
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