Promoting Healthier Residence Environments: Part Two

Posted on November 24th, 2015

10 November 2015 | Catriona Remocker, Sarah Joosse and Brandon DeKreiger.

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.  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.”

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