Chadron State College offers wide-ranging Alcohol and Drug Education programs and services. The Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with Counseling Services, focuses highly on preventive and proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. Below is a list of current programming and educational opportunities we offer on our campus.
Chadron State College distributes the student handbook electronically to all new students and to all residential students, both new and returning. The College provides it in hard-copy form during New Student Orientation at a presentation where the Code of Conduct is reviewed. Both the Student Handbook and Residence Life Handbook contain information about Alcohol and Drug policies. The Student Handbook is updated annually and is made available on the college web site for returning students, faculty, and staff. Full and part-time commuting students will receive an email with the Student Handbook attached and the encouragement to review the rules, policies and procedures outlined in the handbook.
3rd Millennium Alcohol-Wise. Alcohol-Wise is a 1-hour online alcohol abuse prevention course designed specifically for use on college campuses for first-year students and other high-risk groups. Alcohol-Wise is typically used for incoming first-year students to reduce risk for freshmen and positively impact campus culture. When implemented effectively, the course educates students about the harmful effects of alcohol, raises retention rates, and acts as a prevention tool for future alcohol-related violations.
Attached are the Alcohol Awareness programs/speakers that Residence Life Association has hosted.
Freshman Alcohol Program - Professional college speaker Robert Hackenson Jr. is nationally recognized for his highly interactive college “edutainment” presentations. For over 10 years he has been delivering dynamic presentations that infuse educational lecture with magic and hypnosis that engages and educates. This presentation is not a “don’t drink” substance awareness presentation, but instead simply focuses on why poor decisions are made and how to see through common college misperceptions and make positive choices. The presentation covered the following:
Campus Safety Presentation – Covers safety on and off campus for students, consequences of drinking and substance abuse/use from the perspective of the campus and law enforcement, and Title IX.
Drunk Goggle Relay – An interactive game raising the awareness of the negative effects of alcohol while trying to do simple tasks. Impairment was related back to driving while consuming alcohol and safety while drinking.
Marc Mero –Marc Mero selflessly gives of his time and talent to impact young lives with amazing results. Through the nonprofit organization he founded in 2007 called Champion of Choices, this self-proclaimed “Happiest Person on the Planet” shares his powerful story of tragedy and triumph, speaking candidly about where his good and bad choices took him. His anti-bullying, substance abuse, and suicide prevention message reaches students at a heart-level during a dynamic stage production. Lives are saved and changed by his honest portrayal and courage to stand up, step up, and speak up. Thousands of young people credit Marc Mero with giving them hope, inspiring them to live healthy, successful lives by empowering them to make positive choices.
Kent Hall Kegger – The Kent Hall Kegger is an alcohol awareness program that educates the students on safety while drinking, and acute alcohol intoxication. Each student was given a red cup with their name on it when they entered. The group simulated the dangers of not keeping possession of your drink and the consequences. An RA went around marking the cups and that signified their drink being tampered with/drugged. We also had the “Body in a Bag” experience which included handouts regarding acute alcohol intoxication and when to contact health professionals for assistance. The handouts also explained the new “Good Samaritan Law,” and how that protects individuals who contact authorities for help.
Posters hanging in all the Residence Halls regarding acute alcohol intoxication and the Good Samaritan law.
Bulletin boards that have content related to alcohol safety/prevention.
Student Health 101’s “Stall Street journal” hanging in the community bathrooms, with some content regarding Alcohol Awareness/Prevention.
First Residence Hall Floor Meetings:
For alcohol education sessions with sanctioned students, the Counseling Department uses the following resources:
From the Student Health Program
If you have questions about programming and educational opportunities please contact:
Dr. Pat A. Beu
Senior Director of Student Affairs
Phone: (308) 432-6280