Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

STEPS Program

STEPS Program at SUNY New Paltz


The STEPS Program provides personalized feedback for students to make informed decisions about alcohol and cannabis use. It consists of an online survey about your use, a one-hour informal meeting with a professional staff member, and an online follow-up survey.


Your meeting will include:
• Personalized feedback about alcohol and substance us other health-related topics
• Educational information about the effects of alcohol and cannabis
• Tips for staying safe

Information you share as part of the STEPS Program is kept confidential.
This includes survey responses and information discussed in person. We only inform Residence Life and/or Student Affairs of the dates of your completion of the program.


  1. Make an appointment
    Schedule an appointment by calling Student Wellbeing & Prevention Education at 845-257-3028. Be sure to ask for a STEPS appointment. You will receive any additional information and where your appointment will take place.

  2. Fill out an online survey
    After you call and make an appointment, you will be emailed the link to the online survey to complete prior to your scheduled appointment. This must be completed prior to your in-person appointment.

  3. Attend your appointment
    During your appointment you will discuss your survey results with a trained professional staff member. If you are unable to attend your appointment or need to reschedule, please call 845-257-3028, at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time.

  4. Complete the required follow-up survey
    After your appointment, you will be emailed instructions to complete an online follow-up survey. Complete this survey to fulfill the STEPS Program requirements.


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