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President’s Commission on Reducing Student Substance Abuse

Mission Statement

To identify and recommend initiatives and strategies to reduce substance abuse among IUP students.

Goals

  • To develop recommendations to reduce excessive high risk consumption of alcohol and intoxication by IUP students.
  • To develop recommendations to reduce the illegal use of substances by IUP students.
  • To develop recommendations to reduce under-age drinking by IUP students.
  • To develop recommendations to reduce driving under the influence by IUP students.
  • To identify and examine existing programs established at IUP over the last ten to fifteen years to reduce substance abuse by students.
  • To identify and recommend national “best practices” for reducing student substance abuse at IUP

Commission Structure and Phases of Development

Phase One

  1. Select a commission steering committee
  2. Prepare a mission statement
  3. Develop commission goals

Phase Two

  1. Decide on commission membership
  2. Establish commission subcommittees
  3. Select subcommittee chairs
  4. Assign commission members to subcommittees

Phase Three

Establish subcommittee tasks and assignments

  1. Current IUP Substance Abuse Programs: Identify, discuss, and prepare an overview of current IUP substance abuse programs/efforts to reduce substance abuse by IUP students
  2. Literature Review Committee: Identify, discuss and prepare an overview of other notable college substance abuse programs and research findings about college student’s abuse of alcohol and other drugs
  3. Best Practices Committee: Identify, discuss and prepare an overview of research-based college programs to reduce student substance abuse

Phase Four

  1. Discuss feasibility for the applications of best practices programs at IUP
  2. Develop commission’s recommendations
  3. Produce final report
Commission Membership
Membership of the President’s Commission on Reducing Student Substance Abuse
Best Practices Subcommittee
The Best Practices Subcommittee identified, discussed, and prepared an overview of research-based college programs to reduce student substance abuse.
Current Practices Subcommittee
The Current Practices Subcommittee identified, discussed, and prepared an overview of current and previous efforts during the past five to ten years to reduce substance abuse by IUP students.
Literature Subcommittee
The Literature Subcommittee identified, discussed and prepared a written overview of research findings on notable college and community programs to reduce student substance abuse.
Recommended Reading
Recommended reading on reducing student substance abuse.
Final Report Document icon
Recommendations for Action: Final Report of the President’s Commission on Reducing Student Substance Abuse
Meeting Agenda: January 18, 2006 Document icon
Steering and Sub-committee chairs meeting
 
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  • Sutton Hall, Room 201
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2200
  • Fax: 724-357-3060
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.