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
  • Final Report
    Recommendations for Action: Final Report of the President’s Commission on Reducing Student Substance Abuse
    Meeting Agenda: January 18, 2006
    Steering and Sub-committee chairs meeting
    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.
    Commission Membership
    Membership of the President’s Commission on Reducing Student Substance Abuse