Alcohol and Drugs


Alcohol and Drug Prevention at Auburn University

Auburn University is a community of scholars committed to an environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth. Auburn has high standards and expectations, including established rules of conduct intended to foster behaviors that are consistent with a civil and educational environment, and supports the mission of the University.

The Alcohol and Drug Prevention programs and policies of Auburn University are designed to support the larger mission of the University as well as the time honored values of the Auburn Family. By incorporating a public health perspective to address high risk and excessive substance use, our prevention approach strives to create an environment that fosters academic success, increase student retention, and promotes the safety and well-being of all members of the Auburn family.

The success of these programs is dependent upon a comprehensive and holistic approach focusing on the needs and concerns of the individual, the campus, and the surrounding community. The goals of our prevention plan can only be achieved in an environment where accountability and personal development are highly valued; interventions are fairly and consistently applied, and the responsibility for articulating, implementing, and maintaining high standards is shared by the entire Auburn community.

Auburn University relies on evidence-based and theory-driven public health research, theory, and practice in developing comprehensive alcohol and drug prevention programs and policies. The University also looks to existing federal, state, and local laws to define and regulate the appropriate and legal of alcohol in the University community. Auburn encourages its students, and other campus community members, to be responsible citizens by adhering to all laws regarding alcohol and or drugs.