Higher Education
Volume 1 / Issue 2
September 4, 2013
In This Issue:

Resources from ED's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention

Resources from the former Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Violence Prevention (HEC) are now available on the NCSSLE website! Additional HEC resources, products, and tools will be added in the coming months.  

Help for Parents of College Students

An updated fact sheet, "Fall Semester - A Time for Parents to Revisit Discussions about College Drinking," is available through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  As the fall semester begins, parents can use this important time to help prepare their college-age sons and daughters by talking with them about the consequences of excessive drinking. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the first 6 weeks of the first semester are critical to a first-year student's academic success. Because many students initiate heavy drinking during these early days of college, the potential exists for excessive alcohol consumption to interfere with successful adaptation to campus life. The transition to college is often difficult and about one-third of first-year students fail to enroll for their second year.
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Washington Post Magazine, August 29, 2013

Animal House College Becomes Temperance Leader
Times Higher Education, August 29, 2013


Sexual Assault Endemic to College Campuses

Daily Sundial, August 26, 2013


Perceived Norms Moderate the Association Between Mental Health Symptoms and Drinking Outcomes Among At-Risk Adolescents

Pedersen, E.R., Miles, S.B, Hunter, K.C., Osilla, K.C., Ewing, B.A. & D'Amico, E.J. 
(September, 2013)  Journal of Studies on Alcohol
Milam, A.J., Fur-Holden, C.D.M., Harrell, P., Ialongo, N., Leaf, P. (August, 2013)
Substance Use & Misuse

Antin, T.M.J., Lipperman-Kreda, S., Paschall, M.J., Marzell, M., Battle, R. (August, 2013)  
Substance Use & Misuse 


REMINDER: Community Coalitions Working Collaboratively Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education to Address Underage Drinking

September 18, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Hosted by NCSSLE as part of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) Preventing Underage Drinking Webinar series


This webinar will review successful collaborative approaches for preventing underage drinking in communities with both high school and college students to 1) enforce the minimum legal drinking age; 2) enact and enforce policies to reduce youth commercial access to alcohol; 3) enact and enforce policies to reduce youth social access to alcohol; and 4) create comprehensive changes in institutional policies (e.g., of alcohol establishments, media outlets, and schools) and public policies aimed at reducing youth access to alcohol.  

Register for the webinar if you haven't already!



Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

September 15-21, 2013


The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) is calling on all presidents and chancellors of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to make plans to celebrate National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week this fall, Sept. 15-21, 2013. Plans are already underway for several members of Congress to recognize the contributions of HSIs in their communities. A request for a proclamation to observe HSIs week nationally will be sent to President Obama. 

2013 HBCU Week Conference

September 26-27, 2013, Washington, DC


The White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) will host a two-day national conference commemorating National HBCU Week and highlighting the significant contributions which HBCUs have made to the nation.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Conference 

October 26-28, 2013, Chicago, IL

HACU's Annual Conference provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. The theme of this year's conference is Championing Higher Education: Securing the Dream. 
NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention Conference and Mental Health Conference 
January 16-18, 2014, San Diego, CA 
The Call for Programs is open for the annual concurrent conferences addressing the mental health and alcohol and other drug and violence prevention issues of colleges students organized by NASPA, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. 


About NCSSLE's Higher Education e-Digest

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Higher Education e-Digest addresses campus and community engagement, health, safety, and security. Regular contents include news from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other partner agencies, salient research summaries, examples of effective field practices, announcements submitted by IHEs and other subscribers, and relevant upcoming events. The Higher Education e-Digest also highlights NCSSLE resources and the availability of ongoing services, including technical assistance, products, and tools. 

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