Alcohol and Other Drugs [Extant]

Goal: Convene a cross-divisional task force to review, assess, and implement additional support for programs addressing the negative academic and personal consequences of abuse of alcohol and other drugs


Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs


Working Group Progress Update:

  • Utilizing student surveys and incident data from SDSU PD and Student Rights and Responsibilities, the group developed multiple recommendations in the following areas: off-campus parties/events, student organization supervision, effective AOD education, and prevention enhancement. A number of the recommendations, including programs supporting enhanced prevention and recovering addicts, have been implemented in 2014-2015. Working collaboratively with Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services and Health Promotions, they have successfully implemented a screening, brief intervention and a referral to Counseling and Psychological Services for students dealing with Alcohol and Other Drug issues who were seen at the Student Health Services for a potentially unrelated issue. They have also implemented a Recovery Allies Training program in order to better support SDSU students who are currently in recovery.

2013/2014 Working Groups Report
Alcohol and Other Drugs PowerPoint- April 2014


Committee Members


Co-Chair: James Lange, Health Promotion & Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives
Co-Chair: Stephanie Waits Galia, Health Promotion

Mark Peterson
University Police
Lee Mintz
Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
Jennifer Rikard
Counseling and Psychological Services 
Bobby Smitheran
Athletics 
Mark Zakrzewski
Aztec Recreation Center 
Caryl Adams 
Student Life and Leadership 
Jessica Robinson 
Health and Human Services 
Mary Staka 
Associated Students Representative 
Ray Savage 
Resident Advisor Representative 
Rachel Gregg
Community Relations 
Mark Reed 
Faculty 
Shaun Harvey 
Enrollment Services