In the Office of Health Education & Promotion, we collaborate with other departments to support you, your health, and the health of the John Carroll University campus. Here is a list of our services on-campus and off-campus to assist you with questions or concerns about Alcohol and Other Drugs:
- AlcoholEdu for College is the only online alcohol prevention program that was designed for Population-Level Prevention®. Its personalized approach provides an experience that impacts both individual behavior and campus culture, reducing our institutional risk. Today, AlcoholEdu is used on hundreds of campuses and by 36% of all first-year students at America’s four-year higher education institutions, producing the world’s largest database on college students and alcohol. It remains the only program specifically designed for ALL students – whether they are frequent heavy drinkers, light to moderate drinkers, or non-drinkers. All first-year students at John Carroll University are required to complete AlcoholEdu. Failure to comply will result in a violation of the University Alcohol Policy and a $100 fine.
- A Drug Education Consultation is a one-on-one appointment for those referred and/or sanctioned through the Dean of Students Office. Students are required to complete an assessment regarding alcohol use prior to an appointment with the Health Educator or member of the Counseling Center. All information is confidential and will be discussed in a judgment-free environment.
- Educational Programs are group presentations for those referred and/or sanctioned through the Dean of Students Office. Students are required to attend a presentation regarding being in the presence of alcohol or being a community member at JCU. All information is confidential and will be discussed in a judgment-free environment.
- Streak Responsibly is a campaign dedicated to providing factual information about the alcohol use of John Carroll students. The perception of alcohol consumption by students is typically inaccurate, and we hope to dispel myths about drinking, and also reiterate the fact that almost one-quarter of our students typically do not drink. From data, such as the National College Health Assessment from the spring of 2010, we know that the majority of John Carroll students are either not drinking at all, or they’re drinking responsibly. We want to infuse the campus community with positive messaging about alcohol use. We are committed to maintaining a safe campus community and preventing injuries amongst our students. Beer and Burritos is an alcohol-free education event designed to provide accurate information about drinking (and not drinking) while being a part of the Carroll community.
- Drug and Alcohol Assessments are provided by Recovery Resources—a non-profit agency in Cleveland devoted to helping people with mental illnesses and addictions—for students referred and/or sanctioned through the Dean of Students Office, Residential Life, Greek Life or Athletics.
- 21st Birthday Cards are sent to all John Carroll University students celebrating their 21st birthday as a reminder to celebrate responsibly. In addition, an accompanying letter is sent to the parent/guardian of the student, encouraging a discussion with their student about the dangers of drinking.