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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 consistently provide annual preventative education to students about alcohol and drugs; these programs include:

  1. 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.

  2. Surviving and Thriving

    The Surviving and Thriving program takes place during Welcome Week and targets all incoming students. The program provides a frank and honest look at issues such as alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct that students could encounter during their college career. Staff from the Dean of Students, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Counseling Services, Health Services, University Ministries, and Student Activities facilitate conversations based upon student-driven skits. 

  3. Online Resources through Counseling Services

    Counseling Services maintains resources on alcohol and drug awareness, treatment programs, and more. These resources can be reviewed at: http://www.belmont.edu/counseling/.


In addition to our consistent annual preventative education, a number of year-to-year alcohol and drug education programs are offered. These programs often take place in the form of convocations, leadership trainings, residence hall programs and the like.

Our Sexual Misconduct Policy is another expression of our effort to create an experience that supports students and reflects our highest standards for a living and learning community. The Sexual Misconduct Policy has provisions addressing prohibitions against both consensual and non-consensual sex acts. In addition to addressing sexual misconduct in our Code of Conduct, we consistently provide annual preventative education to students about both consensual and non-consensual sex acts; these programs include:

  1. Surviving and Thriving

    The Surviving and Thriving program takes place during Welcome Week and targets all incoming students. The program provides a frank and honest look at issues such as alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct that students could encounter during their college career. Staff from the Dean of Students, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Counseling Services, Health Services, University Ministries, and Student Activities facilitate conversations based upon student-driven skits. 


  2. R.A.D.

    The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. The Office of Campus Security will host at least one R.A.D. program per semester. Classes will be open to any interested female, with priority given to Belmont students, faculty, and staff. Class size is limited to approximately 10 students.  A minimal fee may be required for the purchase of manuals and other materials.


  3. Online Resources through Counseling Services

    Counseling Services maintains resources on alcohol and drug awareness, treatment programs, and more. These resources can be reviewed at: http://www.belmont.edu/counseling/.


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