Freshman Core Programming:
An aspect of the AODE Mission is to implement initiatives that "intend to change student knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intentions related to alcohol and other drug use." One way the AODE Program achieves this is by educating Fordham's first year residents and commuters during New Student Orientation as well as the first few weeks of school with CORE Programming. This initiative is led by the AODE educator and the Peer Educators on campus. Small groups are facilitated by the peer educators and several educational conversations take place regarding preventative strategies as well as the second hand consequences of alcohol use or misuse. Students engage in healthy conversation pertaining to alcohol and other drugs and how to approach these topics and its place on campus.