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SIUE Alcohol and Drug Task Force

Mission: The SIUE Alcohol/Drug Awareness Task Force promotes campus wide efforts to address unhealthy and unlawful alcohol and drug use through awareness, prevention and access to services. The Task Force addresses mandates given through the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), which outlines requirements for institutions of higher education to receive federal funds or any other type of assistance. The task force is comprised of individuals from various University departments and collaborates with community agencies to coordinate efforts aimed at decreasing the preventable negative impact of alcohol/drug use on students and enhance their quality of life. The task force also works to assess University prevention and intervention policies and procedures to assist in coordinating and promoting effective efforts. The task force is dedicated to establish a culture that does not tolerate the unhealthy and unlawful use of alcohol and that creates an environment of personal responsibility, respect for the safety and well-being of others, and a healthy society.

2011 Alcohol Awareness week took part on campus from October 24th to Oct 28th. Events included a DUI Simulator ( PEERS): Over 75 SIUE students signed a pledge to not drive intoxicated and over 150 students used the simulator; Alcohol and Nutrition table: Students were given information regarding calories and alcohol consumption, safety tips for drinking; "Mocktails": The table was swamped with students getting free drinks! Every student also received a small handout with date rape/alcohol statistics and tips to drinking safely. "Fatal Vision": This event was a huge hit! MANY students played Wii while impaired with Fatal Vision Goggles, and then met with an officer to experience a mock sobriety test and learn about Illinois drinking and driving laws. Above Left: Students wear Fatal Vision Goggles and learn how impairment affects their ability to drive (virtually). Above Right: An SIUE officer conducts sobriety tests with students wearing Fatal Vision Goggles.

Links to Alcohol and Drug Resources

SIUE Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force

Mission: The SIUE Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Task Force is committed to the belief that all people have the right to live free of violence and the fear of violence. This task force provides education about sexual assault, social justice and other related issues in order to raise awareness and promote a nonviolent campus community. The task force also supports the rights of survivors of sexual violence through coordination and promotion of effective administrative, legal, and medical responses.

The task force is comprised of individuals from various University departments as well as student groups. There is also frequent collaboration with community agencies in order to develop, communicate and implement strategies for sexual violence prevention and the eradication of sexual violence.

Programming: Currently, the SIUE Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Task Force holds an annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week in April, which has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States.

Counseling Services information table Clothesline Project shirt

Above Left: Counseling Services information table in the Goshen Lounge of the MUC for Sexual Assault Awareness Week, 2011. Above Right: T-shirt created by an SIUE student and displayed as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Week, 2011 Clothesline Project. For more information visit

Self defense pads

Above: Equipment used by the SIUE Police Department to provide a Rape
Aggression Defense (RAD) demonstration during Sexual Assault Awareness
Week 2011. For more information about upcoming RAD trainings, please contact
the SIUE Police Department at (618) 650-3324.

Links to Sexual Assault Prevention Resources

Counseling Services provides education, information, advocacy, and support for issues concerning sexual assault. Programs include:

  • Workshops
  • Training Seminars
  • Support Groups
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling

For more information about any of our programs or services, please call us at (618)650-2842.

If you are a student or community member (18+) who has been sexually assaulted during your lifetime and are interested in Counseling Services' sexual assault survivor support group, please call (618)650-2842 to be scheduled for an appointment with the group leader, Megan Denton, M.A.

Please click this link for more information if you are interested in the SIUE Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Task Force.
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