The Alcohol and Other Drugs Education (AODE) Program operates within the Division of Student Affairs and oversees comprehensive substance abuse prevention at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. Prevention initiatives include education, environmental management and early intervention strategies. Each component is part of an integrated approach that is science based and inherently student centered.
Educational & Referral Services
The AODE Program is designed to provide individual and population targeted interventions that focus on the reduction of high-risk use of alcohol and other drugs. Individual focused interventions provided by AODE includes the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program, which offers reflective exercises, assessments and personalized feedback sessions to students who violate the University's alcohol and other drug policy. These interventions are designed to enhance awareness and understanding of personal behaviors and perceptions related to substance use, and develop strategies to reduce the risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.
The goal of the AODE Program is to unite faculty, administrators, students and staff alike in creating an environment that fosters healthy lifestyles and reduces the potential risks associated with alcohol and drug abuse. The program is dedicated to the Jesuit tenet Cura Personalis by helping each student reach his/her potential, both academically and personally. It is believed that the four years a student spends in college builds a foundation for career and involvement choices, as well as forming relationship networks. This idea is at the core of the AODE Program's prevention and intervention methods.
Students also play a vital role in the prevention effort. Peer Educators is the student organization responsible for campus awareness activities and programming with a distinct focus on healthy decision making moderation and social responsibility, helping all Fordham Rams to make smart decisions. All students are welcome to join Peer Educators. Social and educational initiatives sponsored by Peer Educators and the AODE Program include: the Passport OC~NYC, an alcohol and drug-free off-campus guide to New York City and Passport Programming, monthly programs offering free activities out of the Passport OC~NYC to students and other various events and activities planned throughout the school year.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.fordham.edu/aode 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 the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program at Fordham University.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Education (AODE) Program
Office of Student Leadership & Community Development