• Office of Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education

    The Office of Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education (AOD) offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy episodic drinking and substance use through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers. The office of AOD collaborates with students, faculty and staff throughout the University to create a comprehensive substance abuse prevention program.

    The office of AOD views prevention and education from a Public Health perspective and provides opportunities for education, information and support on individual, group and community levels.

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    Tobacco-Free Campus

    Worcester State University is a tobacco-free campus the use of tobacco products of any kind, including any nicotine-delivery system, will not be permitted in or on WSU-owned or -leased property, including buildings, residence halls, grounds, community garden, athletic fields, walkways, parking lots, bus stops, and parked vehicles on campus grounds. (Nicotine replacement therapy is permitted.) This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, vendors, and contractors.


    Marijuana eCheckup To Go

    A personalize, evidence based online intervention and prevention program designed to reduce marijuana use among college students. It is designed to help motivate students to reduce their level of use using personalized information about their own behavior and risk factors.

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    BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)

    BASICS is an evidence-based intervention program that helps students examine their own alcohol use. Students may self-refer or be referred through the student-conduct process.

    Screening for Mental Health

    This website includes additional anonymous brief screenings for alcohol and substance abuse.

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    Tobacco Cessation: Tobacco-Free Campus

    The Director of Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education, Jen Quinn is a certified tobacco treatment specialist and available to assist students in quitting.

    Training & Outreach

    Curriculum Infusion

    If any faculty would like to request an in class presentation on alcohol, marijuana or opioids please contact Jen Quinn for more information.

    Student Trainings

    If any students, RA’s or student leaders would like a presentation on alcohol, marijuana or opioids please contact Jen Quinn for more information.

    Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Task Force

    Mission Statement

    The Worcester State University Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Task Force was established in 2011 to provide guidance and oversight on issues related to alcohol and drugs on campus. The committee meets monthly to discuss AOD issues, evaluate current program efforts, review AOD policies and make recommendations concerning policy and outreach strategies. Its mission and responsibilities include:

    • Make recommendations about alcohol-related policies and procedures
    • Develop collaboration and advocacy among campus and community groups
    • Monitor campus climate
    • Evaluate prevention efforts
    • Support and participate in grant projects
    • Assist in gathering information for biennial review as required by Federal Law
    • Help maintain prevention as a priority concern on campus
    • Review enforcement of policy sanctions

    The group will accomplish these goals by:

    • Anaylzing data
    • Idenfity current challenges
    • Review policies
    • Promote protective factors
    • Identify goals and objectives

    Success of the task force requires many different strategies as well as commitment and collaboration between several departments and stakeholders.

    Task Force Members

    Campus community members of the AOD Task Force include:

    • Jen Quinn, Dir. of Title IX and Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education (Chair)
    • Kelly Downs, Coordinator of Student-Athlete Support Services
    • Colby Harvish, Resident Director
    • Alan Jackson, Director of Military Affairs
    • Josh Katz, Conduct Coordinator
    • Jeffrey LeBrun, Assistant Director, Information Technology Services
    • Matthew Mahota, University Police Officer
    • William Marrier, Captain, University Police
    • Jayne McGinn, Director, Financial Aid
    • Sean Morrow, Assistant Director, University Advancement
    • Laurie Murphy, Associate Dean for Health & Wellness, Dir. of Counseling
    • Kristen Nelson, Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing
    • Sarah Potrikus, Assistant Director, Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development
    • Nancy Ramsdell, Director, Administrative Services
    PDF icon Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) Fall 2018
    PDF icon Alcohol and Drug Emergency Transport/Amnesty Policy
    PDF icon Biennial Review 2015-2017
    PDF icon Message to Families: Alcohol and Drugs on Campus
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    Office of Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education
    Student Center
    Office SC-338

    Jennifer Quinn
    Director of Title IX and Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education