Setting and Improving Policies for Reducing Alcohol and Other Drug Problems on Campus: A Guide for School Administrators

By William DeJong and Stacia Langenbahn

Written for administrators at both two-year and four-year institutions of higher education, this publication is especially valuable to the committee assigned to develop and revise alcohol and other drug prevention policies. Other members of the college community with a special interest in substance use prevention-faculty, students, program directors, campus security, and other staff-will also find this publication a useful introduction to campus policy setting. The guide presents a step-by-step process for establishing or revising policies. Among the issues examined are the need for revised and expanded policies; the scope of the problem and sources of ambivalence about alcohol and other drug (AOD) policies; the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act; the doctrine of environmental management; policy options for AOD prevention, including jurisdiction, enforcement of policies, regulating conditions of alcohol use and sales, and alcohol advertising and promotion on campus; and creating an effective process for policy setting.

Published by: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Order Info

Price: Free
SKU: HEC 102
(114 pp)