Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention

College is a major life transition. Students may experience their first drink at college and may often increase drinking during this time. It’s no wonder that alcohol misuse is the number one health problem among college students. And the rates of misuse and harm related to drinking are highest among fraternity and sorority members.

Alcohol and other drugs have a significant presence on college campuses. Of the students taking part in the 2011-2013 Core Alcohol and Drug Survey:

In addition to the direct health consequences, safety risks for students exist as a result of drinking or drug use. The Core Alcohol and Drug survey also found:

  • 32.2% of students reported some form of public misconduct (such as trouble with police, fighting/arguing, DWI/DUI, vandalism) at least once during the past year as a result of drinking or drug use.
  • 21.8% of students reported experiencing some kind of personal problems (such as suicide ideation, being hurt or injured, trying unsuccessfully to stop using, sexual assault) at least once during the past year as a result of drinking or drug use.



To support efforts to reduce drinking rates and alcohol-related harmful consequences, the FHSI staff collaborated with The Change Companies® to provide a specifically tailored CHOICES Program solely for our use. 

Should members choose to drink alcohol, the informative resources at left help inform decision-making, and educate on alcohol poisoning and taking action before it’s too late. The resources also have important information that every member should know regarding alcohol poisoning and taking appropriate measures before it’s too late. This information can also be used by the executive leadership and chapter standards (accountability) committees as an educational sanction to address individual members actions that either break fraternity policy or cause the chapter embarrassment.

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