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, the College helps students make healthier, informed decisions.
In addition to providing educational programming, Hampden-Sydney 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 contact the Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education, Student Health Services or the Counseling Services. These services are confidential to the full extent allowed by law.