Substance Education Model

Substance education is provided to increase the level of knowledge for every student 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.

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:

Substance Abuse InterventionA. Universal preventive interventions targeting all students include:

  • Stall News (located in residence halls, locker rooms, academic buildings, etc.)
  • Tables at Club Fairs
  • Large-scale events

B. Selective preventive interventions targeting sub-populations include:

  • Alcohol Education for all new students (TIPS)
  • Substance Education for Greek members
  • Substance Education for Athletes
  • Bystander Intervention Training (Step Up!) for clubs/organizations

C. Indicated preventive interventions targeting individuals include:

  • BASICS
  • SMART Recovery
  • Individual Counseling
  • Treatment referrals