Alcohol Education & Prevention
We recognize that the campus culture at Belmont will have a big impact on your son or daughter’s development. With this in mind, we are committed to creating an experience that supports them and reflects our highest standards for a living and learning community. Our Substance-Free Campus Policy is one expression of this effort and states alcohol and other drugs are prohibited from all university property, programs, and events and off-campus behavior that is illegal or adversely impacts our community may also be a violation. In addition to addressing drug and alcohol use in our Code of Conduct, we provide preventative education to students about alcohol through our partnership with AlcoholEDU.
AlcoholEDU is a web-based alcohol prevention program currently used at more than 500 colleges and universities across the country. It uses the latest prevention techniques and scientific research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Whether or not your son or daughter drinks alcohol, AlcoholEdu will enable him or her to make informed choices regarding the use of alcohol and the behavior of peers. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Belmont only receives information about the student body as a whole and will not see any individual student's answers.
Incoming students who are under the age of 22 and have less than 30 hours of credit as a full-time college student are required to complete AlcoholEDU. Information on completing the program is sent to students mid-summer, with a due date typically prior to the opening of residence halls. AlcoholEDU is also used as a conduct sanction; typically it is used to respond to a student’s first alcohol violation. Our data shows Belmont has a lower rate of high risk drinkers and light/moderate drinkers when compared to other incoming college students nationally. Further, a majority of students said AlcoholEDU prepared them to make responsible decisions regarding alcohol, prepared them to help someone suffering from alcohol poisoning, and caused self-reflection on their drinking behaviors.