Campus Alcohol Coalition

The Campus Alcohol Coalition was founded initially as a task force in 2005 with a three-year grant from the NCAA which funded the "UWF You Have Choices!" program, a comprehensive, evidenced-based program to reduce high-risk drinking among college students.


Overview

This task force was formed to support a coordinated approach toward implementing environmental management strategies that support:

  • Consistent alcohol policies
  • Enforcement of legal drinking age
  • University infrastructure that eliminates irresponsible alcohol use

The task force grew in size and involvement prompting a rewriting of the charter and was renamed the UWF Campus Alcohol Coalition. The Campus Alcohol Coalition is composed of various faculty, staff, students, and community members. Membership includes representatives from:

  • Housing
  • Dean of Students
  • Health Promotion Services
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Student Health Services
  • University Commons’ Business & Auxiliary Services
  • Athletics
  • University Police
  • Community Drug and Alcohol Council

The Coalition meets monthly and has provided input on developing guidelines for disciplinary action for alcohol violations related to:

  • Underage drinking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Inappropriate behavior due to drinking
  • Provision of alcohol to a minor

Residence Hall violations are recorded and reviewed at each meeting. The Coalition has also reinforced current policies that limit alcohol availability and that prohibit aggressive social and commercial promotion of alcohol on campus. The Coalition's Agendas and Minutes are available to the public and are updated monthly.

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