Prevention Strategies

Individual Strategies

Individual-level interventions target students, including those in higher-risk groups such as first-year students, members of Greek organizations, student-athletes, and mandated students. They are designed to change students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to alcohol so that they drink less, take fewer risks and experience fewer harmful consequences.

UCA implements the following categories of individual-level interventions.

  • Education and awareness programs, campaigns, and activities
  • Virtual alcohol and drug education courses
  • Skills training and practice
  • Counseling and behavioral therapy
  • Referrals for treatment

Environmental Strategies

Environmental-level strategies target the campus community and student population as a whole and are designed to change the environments in which drinking occurs. A major goal is to reduce the availability of alcohol, which cuts consumption and harmful consequences.

The following environmental-level approaches are implemented.

  • Substance-free campus
  • Providing alcohol-free social activities and events
  • Bystander Intervention programs
  • Enforcing the age-21 minimum legal drinking age
  • Campus police and party monitors at social events
  • Scheduling classes on Friday
  • Keeping the library and recreational facilities open longer
  • Campus-wide media campaigns