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Alcohol & Drugs

“As you turn the pages of your life, we can be there to support you.”

Saint Peter’s University recognizes how the use, misuse or abuse of alcohol and other substances can negatively affect students’ abilities to maximize their potential. Therefore, it is our priority to help students make informed, responsible decisions regarding alcohol and other drug use.

We offer the following related services:

  • Assesment and Evaluation
  • Referrals
  • Workshops
  • Alcohol Education
  • E-CHUG
  • Counseling
  • Peer Educator programming
  • ResourceCenter
  • Vision Goggle Activities

The Center provides students with Alcohol Social Norms information in an effort to correct misperceptions they might hold regarding college drinking. This avails them the opportunity to make healthier choices based on accurate information.

Saint Peter’s University social norms are based on student responses to the Campus Survey on Alcohol and other Drug Norms conducted annually since 2001. The findings have shown the majority drink responsibly:

……7 out of 10 University students drink no more than twice a month.

……13% do not drink at all.

……87% drink once a week or less.

……34.1% binge drink vs. national average of 45%.

……97% believe that drinking should never interfere with academics.

……At parties: 19% do not drink and 66% drink less than 4 drinks

Saint Peter’s University takes their alcohol related policies seriously, as outlined in the Drug-Free Environment Statement and Policies.