The first core issue centers on foundations. Foundations reflect the basis or structure upon which the entire campus-based effort is based. Foundations include three major components:

  1. First, campus efforts must be needs based. What is appropriate for a particular campus at a given point in time may not be appropriate at a different point in time. Thus, current needs serve as a foundation for the campus efforts.
  2. Second, campus strategy should be locally appropriate. What is appropriate for one campus may not be appropriate for another campus. This is also based on what is appropriate given the campus history as well as the unique factors associated with the community surrounding the campus.
  3. The third foundation is the need to engagecollaboration. This includes working closely with other professionals inside and outside the university as well as those in the local community.

For more information please refer to the Prevention Standards publication.