• Campus Prevention Programs and Activities

    One of the ways Monmouth University promotes health and wellness to our students is by offering a full-time licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor who encourages students to be responsible and to participate in alcohol and drug-free activities.

    Here are some of the opportunities to look for this year:

    • Speaking Engagements/Programs

      The Substance Awareness Coordinator designs programs specific to student groups, RAs, residence halls, classes, or organizations. Some topics include: sexual assault and alcohol; drunk driving or the affect of alcohol on college campuses; and date rape drugs. Presentations by nationally known guest speakers occur throughout the school year to promote healthy decision making.
    • Campus–Wide Events

      Throughout the year campus-wide events raise awareness and provide information for students regarding alcohol and other drug use. A sampling of the programs held include; Alcohol Screening Day; Homecoming Tailgating Party; Late Night Lounge (Open Mic Nights); Health Fair; Alcohol Awareness Month; and Drunk Driving Awareness Month, marijuana screening and children of alcoholics day.
    • Late Night Lounge

      Monthly open mic nights for students.
    • HERO Campaign

      A student and employee committee designed to promote the use of designated drivers. Meetings are held twice monthly to plan activities and to raise awareness around the important issue of drunk driving. www.herocampaign.org
    • Cell Phone/Cab Program:

      Students are encouraged to store local cab company phone numbers in their cell phones so they have easy access to the service if necessary. Students who participate in the program are entered to win a prize. Look for this opportunity!
    • Designated Driver Appreciation Program:

      The month of December is Drunk Driving Awareness Month. We believe those who choose to serve as designated drivers should be thanked. Students have the opportunity to show their appreciation to a designated driver by submitting a short story or poem about the person. Students who participate are entered to win a prize! Check your campus e-mail for details.
    • 21st Birthday National Program:

      Students at Monmouth University who are turning 21 will receive a 21st BRAD Birthday Card from the Office of Substance Awareness. These cards provide information to students about the consequences of dangerous drinking.
    • Safe Ride Home:

      Free cab company vouchers are available at the Office of Substance Awareness, located in the Health Center, for students to promote positive decision making when drinking alcohol.
    • Volunteer Opportunities:

      There are several volunteer opportunities for students who would like to assist with an event, program or project in the Office of Substance Awareness. To learn more please contact the Substance Awareness Coordinator at 732-263-5804 or send e-mail to substanceawareness@monmouth.edu.