Higher Education
Volume 6 / Issue 12
September 19, 2018
In This Issue:
SPOTLIGHT: Alcohol Risk Reduction
Researchers estimate that each year almost 2,000 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries. Approximately 696,000 students of the same age are assaulted by another student who has been drinking, and 97,000 students experience an alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape annually. Roughly 20 percent of college students meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder, and about 1 in 4 college students reports academic consequences from drinking. While these numbers can seem overwhelming, the beginning of a new school year is an opportune time for schools to establish healthy norms and implement policies and programs to reduce the risks associated with student alcohol use. See the resources and news clips below to learn more about alcohol risk reduction. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Drug Enforcement Administration

Ohio State University

American College Health Association

Drug Enforcement Administration

State-Specific Higher Education Coalitions Around Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Campus Advocacy & Prevention Professionals Association and Prevention Innovations Research Center


Drug Enforcement Administration

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Clery Center

Clery Center and University of Maine Stop Hazing

Campus Compact

University of Massachusetts Medical School and JED Foundation


California State Assembly

Public Policy Institute of California

Center on Education and the Workforce


Ithaka S+R

For more news clips, visit  Stay Connected on the NCSSLE website!

Inside Higher Education, September 11, 2018

Education Dive, September 10, 2018


Bruns, K. L., & Letcher, A. (July 2018). Journal of College Counseling

Kearney, M. A., Zeligman, M., Brack, J. L., & Payne, E. (July 2018). Journal of College Counseling
Keefe, K. M., Sizemore, S., Hammersley, J., & Sunami, N. (July 2018). Journal of College Counseling
Piano, M. R., et al. (June 2018).  Journal of the American Heart Association

Sharma, M., et al. (August 2018). The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Webinars and Online Learning


September 10-27, 12-1 PM ET
Clery Center

Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series 3: Innovative Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder
September 5-November 28, 2018, 1-2 PM ET
National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2 - 3 PM ET  
National Center for Campus Public Safety

September 20, 2018, 1-2 PM ET
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

September 20, 2018, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Campus Recreation

October 2 through 3, 2018, TBA
Campus Safety


October 8-9, 2018, Washington, DC
American College Health Association
October 8-9, 2018, Palatine, IL
Harper College and Joyce Foundation

October 9-12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

November 5-8, 2018, San Antonio, TX
Center for Campus Fire Safety

November 14, 2018, Austin, TX
Steve Fund and University of Texas at Austin

November 15, 2018, Golden, CO

May 22-23, 2019, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities

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