Register now for an upcoming Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses webinar on promising practices for building a healthier residence environment. The first residence webinar session was cut short due to a network-wide problem with the teleconference service. The first 30 minutes of the webinar is available in a recording and the remaining one hour of the webinar is being rescheduled for November 10th, 2015.
Residences heavily influence the culture of drinking and other substance use on post-secondary campuses. A residence scan conducted through the Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project offers insight as to how residence service personnel can shape their environment to affect the patterns of use by residents and improve the overall campus culture around alcohol and other substance use. Hallmarks of a healthier residence community, promising practices and helpful resources will be shared with webinar participants.
FEATURED EXAMPLE: TRU’s Drink with Class
At TRU, Drink with Class has become a central philosophy in residence. Residence Life Coordinators have spread the message to all residence personnel, including resident advisors, front desk staff, housekeepers and even maintenance staff in an effort to provide one cohesive, thoughtful message to students: “Drinking is part of our culture. Not everyone drinks, but if you choose to drink, drink with class.”
QUESTIONS TO BE EXPLORED
- Have you tried anything new in your residence that’s promising?
- Has anything new come up as an issue in residence?
- Any new trends/policies/training that have emerged?
- Anything missing from the current residence guide that’s emerged more recently?