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Posted in compliance with Part 86, the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations, Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
Direct questions or comments to:
Amy Frasieur, MS, RDN, LD., Interim Director Prevention and Wellness
Student Health Services Corvallis, OR 97331
The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Part 86 of the Department of Education’s General Administrative Regulations (Edgar Part 86) requires institutions of higher education to adopt and implement drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs (DAAPP) for students and employees. Oregon State University (OSU) has developed and implemented drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention programming designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at campus events. OSU is required to distribute written information about its DAAPP, as well as conduct a biennial review to measure its effectiveness and ensure a consistent enforcement of its disciplinary sanctions.
As a part of its activities, OSU distributes and has available written materials that include the following:
The process of conducting a biennial review provides OSU with an opportunity to examine the reach and impact of our alcohol and drug prevention efforts. Through this review, we will acknowledge our achievements and most importantly, we will identify areas that need improvement. The spirit of improvement is our primary goal, as we are aware of the serious negative impacts alcohol and other drug abuse has on our campus community.
There are several AOD-related incidents occurring in and around the OSU campus. [Data on the number of incidents is housed in the Office of Student Life, Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS)]. A summary of incidents is detailed below.
AY 2016 - 2017
AY 2017 - 2018
|1. On-campus alcohol-related incidents reported to the Office of Student Life/SCCS||685||878|
|2. On-Campus drug-related incidents reported to the Office of Student Life/SCCS||228||326|
|3. Alcohol-related student conduct violations managed by the Office of Student Life/SCCS and University Housing||300||518|
4. Drug-related student conduct violations man- aged by the Office of Student Life/SCCS and University Housing
Note: Information reported only applies to students under university jurisdiction. When comparing these years, it is vital to report that the Code of Student Conduct (“code-level”) was updated during this time and changed what incidents were being referred and what behavior was a policy violation.
Only unique cases are reported in this data (i.e. if the student violated multiple alcohol sub-policies at the same time, they are only counted once). Although, if the individual violated alcohol and drug policies at one time, they are included in all data sets above.
Consider that 2016-2017 data included MIP, Open Container, Hosting, and Driving-Related Incidents (that specifically included alcohol or drug concerns) in numbers 3 and 4 (above). These were included to represent code-level violations for off-campus incidents, based on old jurisdictional limits.
If the location was listed as unknown, we did not include these cases in the on-cam-pus statistics (1 & 2, above). In 2016, there are two unknown location cases related to alcohol. In 2017, there is one unknown location case related to alcohol. There are no unknown location cases regarding drugs.
Assessment data is available for the OSU population from sourc- es including the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), as well as annual data for incoming students completing AlcoholEdu. OSU has utilized the NCHA survey as the main assessment tool (administered every two years, beginning in 2000). NCHA data allows us to observe trends over time on the OSU campus as well as compare to national standards.
|Total percentage of students who reported never using alcohol||20.3%||17.4%|
|Total percentage of students who reported using alcohol within the last 30 days||65.5%||69.7%|
|Total percentage of students who reported consuming five or more drinks in a sitting (one or more times) within the last two weeks||32.1%||27.4%|
Total percentage of students who reported never using cannabis
|Total percentage of students who reported using cannabis in the last 30 days||28.0%||29.9%|
As shown, the number of students surveyed who have never used alcohol has fallen in recent years and our percentage of high-risk drinking is also down. However, the total percentage of students who reported consuming alcohol or cannabis in the past 30 days has increased.
The AlcoholEdu data highlights results from all incoming students and was administered pre-matriculation and approximately six weeks post-matriculation.
Six weeks post-matriculation AY 2016-17
Six weeks post-matriculation AY 2017-18
|Consumed alcohol||Past year: 67%||Past year: 66%|
|High-risk alcohol use (> 5 drinks within two-hour period)||Past 2 weeks: 57%||Past 2 weeks: 60%|
|Cannabis use||Past 2 weeks:16%||Past 2 weeks:16%|
|Non-prescription use of stimulants||Past 2 weeks: 0.49%||Past 2 weeks: 0.57%|
|Illegal drug use (excluding marijuana)||Past 2 weeks: 6.2%||Past 2 weeks: 6.4%|
|Prescription opioid use||Past 2 weeks: 0.61%||Past 2 weeks: 0.7%|
Campus level data on drug and alcohol consumption and alcohol and drug use disorders among employees is not available. It should be noted, however, that the state of Oregon faces significant challenges related to drug and alcohol use among its population (both adults and youth).
A summary of substance use disorders in Oregon from 2017 included the following data:
Source: Oregon Substance Use Disorder Research Committee. Substance Use Disorders in Oregon - Prevention, Treatment & Recovery. November 2017. This report is available online at https://stateofreform.com/ wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SUDs-in-Oregon-Prevention-Treatment-and-Recovery9.pdf
A. Alcohol. The following behavior is prohibited:
B. Cannabis. The following behavior is prohibited:
C. Drugs. The following behavior is prohibited, where “drugs” includes but is not limited to federally controlled substances, synthetic drugs or inhalants, natural substances used for drug effects, and medication used/possessed/handled in non-prescribed manners:
The following includes programming and interventions to support alcohol and drug prevention for students on campus.
An evidenced-based program designed to engage students in meaningful discussion about alcohol and marijuana use.
IMPACT was developed utilizing components of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP). The educational programming is provided by Student Health Services with coordination support from Student Conduct and Community Standards and University Housing and Dining Services.
Referrals to the program come from multiple sources, including both on- and off-campus agencies. On-campus students are typically referred from University Housing and Dining Services or the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Off-campus students are referred from Corvallis Mu- nicipal Court, Benton County Circuit Court, and occasionally other municipal courts from around the state. Students are most often referred to the program due to an alcohol or marijuana-related violation. The courts recognize IMPACT as a diversion program for eligible Oregon State students. Students may also self-refer to the program. The program fee is waived for self-referrals.
Based on specific information about their marijuana or alcohol usage, students are screened into a particular intervention (either two 90-minute group ses- sions for alcohol education, one 90-minute group session for cannabis education, or a 1:1 appointment with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor). Upon completion of the IMPACT program, students have a foundational understanding of:
Overall, the IMPACT program is guided by the mission of Oregon State University and is committed to stimulate a lasting attitude of inquiry, openness, and social responsibility. IMPACT is periodically revised to reflect student needs and available resources.
e-CHUG is a brief, anonymous, online assessment tool. This individual assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and helps students understand their use of alcohol.
e-TOKE is a brief, interactive cannabis-specific assessment and feedback tool that provides individual insight into cannabis use, utilizing personalized information about students’ behaviors and risk factors. The anonymous, self-guided assessment takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services utilize trained individuals who are available to assist students requiring treatment referral.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has counselors who meet one-on- one with employees to provide counseling for many areas including alcohol or drug use. Employees initiate contact on their own or EAP may be suggested as a result of a sanction or disciplinary action. Employees can identify drug and alcohol abuse as a presenting concern, or the counselor may determine through the assessment process that a substance abuse issue exists. The counselor can make recommendations for referral to a treatment provider or other community resource for more long term support.
As stated above, EAP counselors may make referrals to treatment centers or other more long term support options based on employee needs.
Educational workshops are the cornerstone of early intervention practices at Oregon State. Multiple departments and offices engage in workshop activities that are instrumental in reducing the burden of excessive and underage alcohol and substance use. “Up2u” is an education-based prevention effort focusing on the reduction of high-risk alcohol use. Up2u is a voluntary program, and presentations are available upon request by students, faculty, staff, coaches, residence halls and student organizations. Students can also meet with Up2u staff to ask questions or receive more information.
AlcoholEdu is a comprehensive online education program designed to provide students with the information they need to make informed decisions about alcohol, link their choices about drinking to academic and personal success, and help cope with the drinking behavior of peers, as well as respond effectively in situations where others are at risk of alcohol-related harm.
AlcoholEdu has been a mandatory requirement for all incoming first-year OSU students since the fall of 2014. We believe the implementation of AlcoholEdu on OSU’s campus continues to help us:
The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) opened its doors in fall of 2013 to offer support for students in recovery from drug or alcohol use. Before its creation, there was a need for recovery support on the OSU campus. In addition to the CRC, OSU opened the Recovery Living Community (RLC) in the fall of 2016. The RLC is located in Dixon Lodge and is Oregon State University’s first building dedicated to collegiate recovery support.
Dixon Lodge is now home to both the CRC and RLC. Students participating in either the CRC or RLC are offered various events and programs including weekly check-in meetings, recovery birthday parties, team-building opportunities, movie nights and sober tailgating on home football game days. Dixon Lodge also offers meeting space for 12-step meetings, which are open to the community when at least one CRC member is present.
Throughout the academic year, OSU provides students with substance-free social options. These activities are supported by Student Leadership & Involvement and include a variety of engaging events such as AMC Movie Night, After Dark, Haunted Memorial Union, OSU Foam Party, and much more.
In order to remove barriers and reduce the number of alcohol poisoning-related deaths, Oregon State University put forth great effort to help pass the Medical Amnesty Law. Since January 1, 2015, this law protects minors in the state of Oregon from being charged with underage possession when calling 911 for someone they think has alcohol poisoning. This law also applies to any minor in need of medical attention.
The Prevention and Advocacy Coalition was formed in 2016 to ensure strategic and coordinated campus-wide efforts related to alcohol and drug prevention, violence prevention, hazing prevention and advocacy and the broad use of evidence-informed best practices. The Coalition employs a multi-unit stakeholder approach to reach across the campus and within the community. The Coalition’s charge is to:
Oregon State University is committed to the process of continuous improvement. We look forward to the opportunity to focus on our goals and recommendations for the next biennium. These goals will form the basis for continued campus efforts and additional strategic planning.