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Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Support

Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Support


Claudia Marin-Andrade, Director

Ground level of Alumni Court South (entrance in the rear)

(718) 817-3948


The Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Support (OSAPSS) oversees comprehensive substance abuse prevention at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus. Prevention initiatives include educational programming, assessment and early intervention strategies. Each component is part of an integrated approach that is science-based and inherently student centered.


Educational & Referral Services

OSAPSS provides educational programming focused on the reduction of high-risk use of alcohol and other substances. Individual focused interventions provided by OSAPSS include Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) for students who are found responsible for violations of the University’s alcohol and other drug policy. Services are available to all students interested in learning more about alcohol and other drug related issues. Outreach efforts include AlcoholEdu for College, OSAPSS Core Programming, the Safe Birthday Card Campaign, advising the Peer Educators and FLIPSIDE student clubs. In addition, OSAPSS offers referral information regarding off-campus substance abuse treatment facilities and local Twelve Step (AA, NA, Al-Anon, etc.) support groups.


Visit our website at: for free and confidential alcohol and marijuana use online screening and feedback programs, or to learn more information about the resources, staff and services provided by OSAPSS at Rose Hill.


Peer Education

The Fordham Peer Educators are members of an official student-led organization that plan events and develop campaigns to promote student safety and health on and off campus. The students in this organization are trained and advised by the Director of the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Support. Social and educational initiatives sponsored by the Peer Educators include: the Passport Guide to New York City, the Rose Hill Rush, a 5k Fun Run around campus and Nationa lCollegiate Alcohol Awareness day, alcohol/drug/prescription misuse screening events and several other marketing campaigns.


To learn more about the Fordham Peer Educators, please visit our website or email

Updated August 2014

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