The President's Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs embraces an environmental model of prevention, which recognizes that individual decisions about alcohol and other drug use are influenced by many factors within the campus and larger community. As such, the council works in collaboration with the campus and local community to develop and implement activities to address high risk alcohol and other drug use.
2009-2012 Strategic Plan to Address High Risk Alcohol and Other Drug Use
In 2009, the council released its Strategic Plan to Address High Risk Alcohol & Other Drug Use (2009-2012). The goals and objectives for this plan were grouped in four main areas: campus policy and law, individual, academics and education, and community. Each goal included objectives and activities which correspond to specific campus units who shared responsibility for implementation, budget estimates and target completion dates.
A Final Report of the work of the council and the results of the 2009-2012 strategic plan is now available. The report outlines the efforts, accomplishments, and progress that have been made at NDSU to deal with the misuse of alcohol and other drugs and related consequences.
Ongoing Strategic Planning: Fall 2013
It is widely recognized that alcohol and other drug-related behavior change on a large scale is slow, incremental work, requiring persistence over time. As such, NDSU remains committed to addressing high-risk alcohol and other drug use on an environmental level as a long-term process. Planning is already underway for the next long-term strategic plan and a draft of the plan is expected in Fall 2013.