Many environmental and individual factors contribute to substance abuse and addiction. Given that college may be the first time a student is away from family and friends, substance education is provided to increase knowledge of the basic trends associated with drug use, abuse, dependency, and risk factors. By providing a variety of educational opportunities for students and student groups, students make healthier, informed decisions, and set this example for others to follow.
The College's mission of developing Good Men and Good Citizens is at the core of the College's desire for healthy and informed decision making by our students and the greater community. In order to heighten awareness of the benefits of not abusing substances as well as the risks associated, our goal is to increase the level of knowledge for every student by providing a variety of educational opportunities for students and student groups. Hampden-Sydney College prevention efforts are based on the following model:
A. Universal preventive interventions targeting all students include:
B. Selective preventive interventions targeting sub-populations include:
C. Indicated preventive interventions targeting individuals include:
In addition to providing educational programming, the College is interested in providing support to any students who may be having substance use problems. If you are aware of a student who may be having substance use issues, please bring him to my attention, Student Health Services or the Counseling Center. These services are confidential to the full extent allowed by law.
The online "Suggestion Box" is a resource for your serious questions, comments, or referrals on substance education at HSC. Please take advantage of this opportunity and share your views with us. We appreciate your support. More from Shawn White...
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