For more information contact Marly Doty at [email protected] or (814) 375-4764
The mission of the Partnership for Prevention is to focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug programming within the Penn State DuBois campus. We intend to build a community responsive to the life threatening issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. The combination of prevention, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse and related problems is a priority. Furthermore, as outlined by the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, programs are required to “prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees” through specific regulation requirements. Thus, the Partnership’s aim is to use various methods to achieve this charge.
The Partnership for Prevention will incorporate student learning and student development in its mission, programs, and services to enhance the overall educational experience. Our mission is consistent with goals of the university and with the standards in the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).
The goals of the Partnership for Prevention are to:
- Acknowledge and mitigate the inherent risks to the entire community associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
- Disseminate, interpret, and support the enforcement of campus regulations that are consistent with institutional policies and local, state/provincial, and federal laws.
- Promote healthy choices concerning the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, emphasizing the elimination of illegal use, harmful use, related violence, and high-risk behavior.
- Promote a safe, healthy, and learning conducive environment.
- Support alcohol, tobacco, and other drug initiatives through prevention, education, training, intervention, evaluation, referral and treatment.
- Develop shared ownership of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use issues by involving various entities of the campus community including governing boards, administrators, faculty and staff members, students, and community leaders.
- Educate students regarding their legal rights in relation to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.