University of Wisconsin-Superior Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness (AODA) Program
The UW-Superior AODA Taskforce has been charged by the chancellor with the responsibility of reviewing policy and providing educational opportunities/resources addressing alcohol and other drug use affecting the UW-Superior campus community. The AODA Taskforce follows the guidelines set forth by UW System.
Goals of the AODA Taskforce:
- Educating faculty, staff and students about alcohol and drug issues.
- Reducing problems associated with alcohol and drug use by promoting informed decision making and healthy life style choices.
- Connecting faculty, staff and students to UW-Superior and community AODA resources.
In spite of numerous advances in the health and human services fields, universities across the nation are struggling to address how alcohol and other drugs negatively impact campus life. Academic success, interpersonal relationships and an individual’s health are all affected by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The complexity of alcohol and other drug issues are exasperated by the conflicting messages that come from social groups and the media. Education and awareness of alcohol and other drug use on both an individual and institutional level are essential to addressing these problems.
This information is intended to serve as a resource guide on drug and alcohol related issues for UW-Superior students and employees. It presents information on UW-Superior’s expectations regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs, university and legal sanctions that apply to alcohol and drug abuse, health effects, and the resources and services available for members of the campus community. This publication is designed to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the The information contained in this publication is intended to neither encourage nor discourage the use of alcohol. Rather, it reinforces the idea of informed choice and clearly identifies the consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse.
The legal drinking age in Wisconsin is 21.
Copies of the UW-Superior Alcohol and Other Drug Policy are available by calling 715-394-8243.