Commission launches site dedicated to ATOD issues and prevention

April 18, 2007

University Park -- Penn State's Commission for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has launched its new Web site dedicated to helping Penn State campuses create healthy living and working environments. Located at online, the site is a one-stop location for information about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, providing a way for the Penn State Community to get involved in preventing high-risk behavior.

"CSAP's new Web site has a lot to offer every Penn State campus," said CSAP Chair Brian Mauro. "It is a great place to go to get information on issues that impact the health and well-being of the Penn State community, especially our students."

Added Dwayne Hilton, director of student affairs at Penn State Hazleton, "For the first time, the site is easy to access and simple to navigate. The wealth of information available on it, as well as the quick links to related sites, enables me to use it as an informational and educational tool. The site will allow me to keep up to date on CSAP activities, as well as provide me with timely ATOD prevention information."

In addition to information on CSAP, the new Web site includes:

-- A resources section dedicated to studies, surveys and information on alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) issues. Also included are Penn State resources and University policies on alcohol use and smoking;

-- Information on the campus and student mini-grant programs, access to applications as well as information on past recipients;

-- A section about the Individual and Group Awards and Outstanding Campus Initiative Awards for exemplary actions in substance abuse prevention; and

-- A "What's New" section containing CSAP news and actions, campus ATOD news as well as a calendar of ATOD-related event information.

An advisory group to the Vice President for Student Affairs Vicky Triponey, the mission of the Penn State Commission for Substance Abuse Prevention is to foster an environment that does not support the abuse of alcohol, tobacco or other substances. Its membership consists of students, faculty, staff and administrators from numerous Penn State campuses.

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