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Alcohol and Drug Prevention Resources

At The University of Scranton services and resources are provided for students directly and indirectly affected by alcohol and/or drug use. Students are encouraged to contact the Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) if they need assistance in identifying or accessing resources. Please note that while the list below is comprehensive, additional resources do exist online and in the local and university community.

University Resources

Center for Health Education and Wellness (570) 941-4253

Counseling Center (570) 941-7620

Public Safety (emergency)  (570) 941-7777

Public Safety (non emergency) (570) 941-7888

Residence Life (570) 941-6226

Student Health Services (570) 941-7667

University Ministries (570) 941-7419

Local Community Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 1(800) 640-7545

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services (DATS) (570) 961-1997

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 1(800) 503-9456

Scranton Counseling Center (570) 348-6100

Web Resources
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Alternatives to Alcohol and Alcohol Education Efforts on Campus

Late Night at Scranton

The mission of Late Night at Scranton is to provide the University of Scranton's diverse student body with alternative opportunities to alcohol-related activities on campus during late night and weekend hours and to foster a sense of community by providing students with opportunities to develop as leaders in a socially responsible environment.

Viewpoints: Information and Perspectives on Alcohol

One-hour session geared towards students who have been involved in minor alcohol policy violations.

Policy Violations:

  •         In the presence of underage possession/consumption of alcohol
  •         Underage use/possession of alcoholic beverages
  •         Possession of paraphernalia for fast/abusive consumption
  •         Posssession of open containers or consumption of alcohol in public areas in on-campus residential living areas

Royal T.A.P.S: Teaching Alcohol Preparedness for Students

Royal T.A.P.S is a one-hour workshop designed to assist in educating students about the alcohol culture at The University of Scranton. This interactive workshop will provide students with important information regarding alcohol use and abuse, University policies, and on-campus resources.  All first year students are required to attend.

Alcohol Action Advisory Committee (AAAC)

The Alcohol Action Advisory committee consists of representatives from various offices on campus including the Dean of Students, Residence Life, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Public Safety, Counseling Department, and Student Conduct. The committee gathers and organizes information about alcohol use and associated adverse consequences at The University of Scranton and the surrounding community. The following four goals summarize this initiative:

1. Gather information on the extent of problems related to alcohol use.
2. Understand and descibe environmental factors within the campus community that promote or discourage high-risk alcochol use
3. Organize information on alcohol-related problems to generate a prevention support network
4. Work to reduce alcohol-related problems by identifying possible issues that can stimulate prevention efforts

Alcohol Edu
Alcohol.Edu is a research-based, student friendly, online alcohol education program designed to assist students in making healthy decisions regarding alcohol use in college. The program takes about 2 hours to complete and includes information on:

  • How expectations influence behavior
  • Alcohol's effect on learning and memory
  • Recognizing and responding to an alcohol-related emergency.
  • Blood alcohol concentration and low risk drinking strategies links choices about drinking to academic and personal success. 

Curriculum Infusion - Alcohol Education
Through a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) grant, faculty members incorporate alcohol education information into their syllabi.  The initiative allows faculty to engage students in the classroom about alcohol in the spirit of prevention education. Students complete a pre and posttest in the identified classes. The hope is that the inititatve encourages faculty to consider permanently implementing the session(s) into the course for future offerings. Interested faculty are encouraged to contact CHEW to learn more about curriculum infusion.