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Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force

The Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force is a volunteer staff and student committee established to educate the student body of Columbus State University about safe drinking and the dangers of drug use.

 

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Bienniel Alcohol and Drug Review

 Task Force Events

Stay tuned for Fall 2016 events to be posted soon. 

Past Task Force Awareness Campaigns

Spring 2016 Events:

 SAFE Spring Break 2016

2016 Theme: "There's no Debate!"

Friday, March 4:

Spring Break Giveaways

SAC, BACCHUS, SAVE, ADETF

Monday, March 7th:

Let's be Blunt

Bradford Center and BACCHUS

Let's have a Drink

RESlife and BACCHUS

Tuesday, March 8th

Safe Spring Break Kits

Health Clinic and BACCHUS

Mental Health Awareness event

NAMI, Counseling center, BACCHUS

Wednesday, March 9th:

Condom Relay

C100 and BACCHUS

Let's Get Lucky

BACCHUS

SAFE spring break flyer

 

Fall 2015 events: 

A Healthy CSU 

2015 Theme: "Celebrating Healthy Choices"


Thursday, Oct 1st:

A Healthy CSU Kickoff: One Year Tobacco-Free Anniversary
Alcohol & Drug Education Task Force, 12-1pm,front of café

Monday, Oct 5th:

Red Flag Alcohol Awareness Event
Alcohol &Drug EducationTask Force, 12-2 pm , Schuster Front Lawn

Wednesday, Oct 14th:

True Life
BACCHUS, 7pm, Columbus Room

Thursday, Oct 15th:

Mocktails
Delta Zeta , 7pm, Multipurpose room

Thursday, Oct 22:

Tailgate Alcohol Free for Doughboy Game
Alcohol & Drug Education Task
Tailgate 4–7 pm, A.J. McClung Memorial stadium

Friday, Oct 23:

Sigma Nu Commences Red Ribbon Week
Sigma Nu Lights the Clocktower Red, 12:30 pm , Clocktower

Monday, Oct 26:

Alcohol Awareness Fair
Alcohol & Drug Education Task Force, 12-1, Clock tower
T-shirts, pizza, and resources

Wednesday, Oct 28:

The Effects of Drugs on Our Community
Sigma Nu, 6:00 pm, Clocktower
A healthy CSU

 

 

SAFE SPRING BREAK

2015 Theme: "Don't Rely On Luck"

Thursday, March 12th
BUDGET YOUR BREAK
Financial Success Workshop, Schuster 101, 12:30PM

Friday, March 13th
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK: Get Your Hands Dirty
Office of Community Outreach, Davidson Lounge, 11:30-1PM

Saturday March 14th
STRIKE OUT THE INFLUENCE SOFTBALL GAME
Athletics, Softball Field, 2PM & 4PM

Monday, March 16th
SAFE SPRING BREAK BEACH BASH
Alcohol & Drug Task Force, SAVE, BACCHUS & SAC, Clocktower, 12PM

CONFESSIONS: SPRING BREAK EDITION
BACCHUS, Schuster 130

Tuesday, March 17th
WAS IT GOOD FOR YOU? : A FRANK TALK ABOUT SEX
Stanley 207, 11AM

LUCK OF THE IRISH
SAC & BACCHUS, Davidson Lounge 12PM

Wednesday, March 18th
LET'S HAVE A DRINK
BACCHUS, Clocktower, 12PM

BARELY LEGAL
BACCHUS & RES. LIFE, CY1 7:30PM

Thursday, March 19th
HEALTHY ROAD TRIP SNACKING
Eta Sigma Gamma, Cafeteria, 12:PM

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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)

Events scheduled during this week are hosted by various campus departments  across the Columbus State University Campus.

Mocktails

Sponsored by : Delta Zeta Sorority

NCAAW Fair

Counseling Center Alcohol Assessment

Sponsored by: Alcohol & Drug Task Force

Cougar Madness

Sponsored By: Athletics

True Life: I'm Addicted

Sponsored by BACCHUS Peer Educators

Doughboy Football Game (Safe Drinking Intitiative)

Sponsored by: Alcohol and Drug Task Force

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Casino Night: Hosted on our RiverPark Campus, students gained credits to play in our mock-casino by answering questions correctly about safe alcohol consumption and the effects of alcohol on the body.

#StartSomething NCAAW Awareness Fair: Hosted in the Davidson Student Center, this program allowed students to identify various resources here on campus including: Student Health Center, Counseling Center, BART, Office of Students,BACCHUS , and the Athletic department.

Counseling Center Alcohol Assessments: Students were able to participate in an assessment that would establish their levels of drinking, their perception of alcohol, and their individual understandings of alcohol.

True Life: I'm Addicted: BACCHUS presented this program with a guest speaker that provided their testimony of being addicted to alcohol.

Doughboy Red-Out Game: To show support to the annual Doughboy game hosted at AJMcClung Stadium the Alcohol and Drug Educational Task Force gave out red shirts at the game and entered any individual wearing a red CSU shirt into a drawing.

Stay Tuned for more events...


Task Force Campaigns

Smoke-Free Campus: Throughout the 2009/2010 academic year, the Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force researched the possibility of a tobacco-free campus. A proposal including relevant college statistics, positive reasons for becoming a tobacco free campus, and ideas and recommendations for enforcement was created and present to the President's Cabinet, Staff Council, Faculty Senate, and Student Government Association. All of these groups supported the proposal with the suggestion that there be some designated smoking areas at least during an initial phase of moving to a smoke-free campus. This campaign continues throughout Columbus State University's campus.

To find out more about this policy, click here.


Task Force Staff Committee Members:

  • Joy Thomas: Asst. Professor, Health, Physical Ed. & Health Science, Task Force Chair
  • Julio Llanos: Athletics, Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine, Diversity & Inclusion/Compliance,
  • Dana Larkin: Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Aireal Williams: BACCHUS Student Representative and Student Assistant
  • Brittney Kelley: Greek Life and Parent Program, Student Development Specialist
  • Melissa Dempsey:Student Activities, Student Development Specialist
  • Dawn Bates:Counseling Center, Outreach Coordinator
  • Robin Peacock: Residence Life, Senior Residence Life Manager
  • Rebecca Tew: Student Health Center, Director

For more information or to become involved with this task force, please contact Dana Larkin, Assistant Dean of Students at: larkin_dana@columbusstate.edu or 706-507-8333


Student Resources

 

BACCHUS PEER HEALTH EDUCATORS

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On-Campus Resources


Off-Campus Resources

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Center of Columbus

Alcoholics Anonymous
706-327-6078

The Bradley Center

Crisis Intervention

Georgia Drug Abuse Helpline
1-800-338-6745

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1-800-662-4357