SUNY New Paltz was one of 20 SUNY/ CUNY universities awarded a five-year $625,000 grant in May 2017 through the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The university will receive $125,000 annually, part of which will pay for a full-time College Prevention Coordinator. The College Prevention Coordinator will oversee all funded prevention activities, including the development of a campus-community coalition, campus-community needs assessment, and alcohol and substance use interventions. While the primary goal is to prevent and reduce college underage drinking and other drug use, prevention efforts may also reduce excessive alcohol use and other drug use among students who are 21 years of age and older. As a result of the project goals, it is expected that the New Paltz community will see a resulting decrease in alcohol and drug-related consequences such as academic difficulties, overdoses and injuries, and assaults.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS): https://www.oasas.ny.gov/