Drug-Free Campus Guidelines

Prevention, Treatment, and Support Services

In keeping with its Jesuit and religious traditions, the University accepts responsibility to offer compassionate attention to any individual student or employee who may seek or require help with drug or alcohol-related problems. Numerous services and programs are available for any member of the University community who may have developed a substance abuse related problem, who suspects he or she is at risk, or who wishes to seek further information. The following is a list of available programs at Fordham University:


Rose Hill
Substance Abuse Prevention Program 
Telephone: 718-817-3948
Email: OSAPSS@fordham.edu
Alumni Court South Garden Level

Lincoln Center 
Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program
Telephone: 212-636-6250
Email: AODELC@fordham.edu
Lowenstein 408

The Substance Abuse Prevention (Rose Hill) and the Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE, Lincoln Center) programs coordinate substance abuse prevention, education, environmental management, early intervention and assessment initiatives at Fordham University. These initiatives are comprehensive, research-based, and inherently person centered.

These programs serve as resources to the University community by coordinating individual support and referral services to off campus treatment facilities and support groups. Please contact these programs to identify meeting times and dates of local area Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-anon, Narcotics Anonymous, (NA) and Marijuana Anonymous (MA) meetings.

The programs provide educational group and individual interventions to students. Programs offered for students that violate the University’s published policies on alcohol and other drugs, include BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), and Choices: Brief Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. Similar services are available to all students interested in learning more about alcohol and other drug related issues. The Office of Residential Life also offers online courses as educational sanctions to educate students including: Alcohol Edu and Marijuana 101.

These programs offer educational opportunities for all students to reflect on the use of alcohol and other drugs by offering the web-based screening and personalized feedback programs E-CHUG (electronic Check Up to Go); and E-TOKE (electronic THC Online Knowledge Experience), in addition to facilitating the Alcohol.Edu online alcohol education program, educational sessions during Fall Orientation, Freshman Core Programming and at various student leader and staff trainings on each campus. For more information on these services, visit:

Rose Hill's Substance Abuse Prevention Program 
Lincoln Center's AODE Program 

Campus Resources

Students and employees who wish to discuss matters related to substance abuse in strict confidence, are also encouraged to contact the University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), University Health Services or Campus Ministry. CPS staff members are available for counseling, or may serve as consultants or resource persons to students and employees when further referrals are deemed advisable. Health Services professionals are also available to discuss the physical effects of alcohol and other drug use. Campus Ministry is available to serve in the capacity of educators and spiritual advisors who encourage personal and spiritual growth, mature choices, and moral responsibility for persons who voluntarily seek support and guidance.

University Health Services
Rose Hill Campus: 718-817-4160
Lincoln Center Campus: 212-636-7160

Counseling and Psychological Services
Rose Hill Campus: 718-817-3725
Lincoln Center Campus: 212-636-6225

Office of Residential Life
Rose Hill Campus: 718-817-3080
Lincoln Center Campus: 212-636-7100

Office of the Dean of Students
Rose Hill Campus: 718-817-4755
Lincoln Center Campus: 212-636-6250

Campus Ministry
Rose Hill Campus: 718-817-4500
Lincoln Center Campus: 212-636-6267

Peer Education

Students participate in prevention and education efforts by becoming trained and active members of the Peer Educators at Rose Hill or a part of the Health and Wellness Committee at Lincoln Center. These student led organizations, advised by the Substance Abuse and Prevention Program or AODE Program, provide educational, social and awareness programs such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week events, Safe Spring Break programming, the Rose Hill Rush (5k Fun Run), peer theater presentations and passive marketing campaigns. Peer Educators also distribute the Passport Guide to New York City, which is an award winning alcohol and drug free guide to living in New York City. Over the course of the year, students lead groups to locations listed in the passport as alternative weekend programming. To learn more about Peer Education, please visit the AODE Program’s webpage.

Hotline Numbers

  • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service: 800-662-HELP
  • Alcoholism Council of Greater New York: 800-56-SOBER
  • New York Center for Addiction: 212-966-9537 MF, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Student Assistance Services of Westchester: 914-332-1300 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mutual/Self Help Groups
  • Alcohol Anonymous 212-647-1680 or 914-949-1200
  • Al-Anon/Alateen: 888-4AL-ANON MF, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. or 212-941-0094 ThF, 9:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 212-929-6262
  • Marijuana Anonymous: 212-459-4423
  • Cocaine Anonymous: 212-929-7300
  • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline: 800-HELP-111

Off Campus Substance Abuse Programs

A full range of detoxification, outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment, and re-entry
programs are available outside the University. The programs listed in this brochure will refer
clients to these outside programs based on individual needs.
Manhattan/Bronx Treatment Programs
  • Addiction Institute of New York of Mt. Sinai/Roosevelt Hospital 212-523-6491 or 800-766-2387
  • Beth Israel, Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Treatment Program 212-420-4266
  • Montefiore Medical Center, New Directions Recovery Center 718-920-4067 MF, 3:30 - 8 p.m.
    • Alcoholism Treatment/Methadone Maintenance
  • Our Lady of Mercy Hospital 718-304-7400
    • Alcoholism Clinic
  • Phoenix House Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Programs 212-831-1555, x7500
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center 212-604-8273
    • Outpatient Services for Substance Abuse
  • Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) 212-923-3031
  • Center for Motivation and Change 212-683-3339
Westchester Treatment Programs
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center 914-925-5320
    • Westchester Facility for Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Outpatient Addiction Recovery Services
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell 888-694-5700
    • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center 914-944-5220
    • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Service
  • Phelps Mental Health Center 914-631-3133
    • Threshold Chemical Dependency Services

N.B. – Alcohol treatment centers require a license from the State of New York. If there is a question about an agency which offers treatment, contact the New York State Division Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS 212-399-8715).