Who Should be Involved

The second core issue is determining who should be involved in alcohol abuse prevention efforts. Within this context, campus and community initiatives would benefit by the involvement of a wide range of individuals representing multiple constituencies. This core issue includes three major focus areas:

  1. The first focus is that of demonstrated leadershipwhereby campus and community leaders engage actively in their efforts to address alcohol issues on their campuses.
  2. The second focus is that of an inclusive planning process whereby approaches to address alcohol issues engage multiple constituencies, and are done in a planful manner.
  3. Emphasis on shared responsibility is the third thrust; it is not a single individuals or groups responsibility to “solve” the alcohol abuse issues of a campus. Rather, a range of individuals or groups each have a wide variety of tasks they can accomplish to contribute meaningfully in the reduction of alcohol abuse.

For more information please refer to the Prevention Standards publication.