The Alcohol and Other Drugs Standing Committee (AODSC) implements and assesses strategies, programs, and policies specifically aimed at reducing high-risk drinking among Lafayette students. 

Using new measures that target education and outreach, student advocacy, and peer education, as well as social programming, combined with the continued enforcement of College policy and Commonwealth law, the AODSC strives to reduce dangerous and negative implications of alcohol abuse, including blackouts, hospital transports, vandalism, harm to self or peers, and violations of the College’s code of conduct.

The AODSC explores the best practices from peer institutions and relevant research that targets high-risk behaviors with documented success. This standing committee of faculty, staff, and students works to engage the entire Lafayette community of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni in devising and implementing community-wide solutions to dangerous drinking. With more than 1,800 alcohol-related deaths of college students each year, including several at Lafayette during the last decade, the AODSC’s efforts are critically important to the College’s mission.

Click here for the most up to date list of committee members.