Because We CAREAlcohol and Other Drug Prevention
High-risk alcohol use among students on college campuses remains a cause for concern. As such, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to an environmental management approach that integrates programs, policies and education for students.
No matter your role, you can help. Faculty, staff, parents and peers can influence alcohol use. Please use our Alcohol Messaging Guidelines.
- Husker Homegating — Get tips for how to celebrate game day safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- ScreenU Alcohol or ScreenU Marijuana or ScreenU Prescription Drugs — Each is a confidential, brief, web-based method that administers screening, brief intervention, and referral to college students. ScreenU identifies students who may be misusing alcohol, marijuana, or prescription drugs and provides feedback and strategies to reduce their risk for experiencing negative consequences.
E-cigarette Products: Sept. 6, 2019 — Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with Using E-cigarette Products. "CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products. Learn more here. If you do use e-cigarette products and you experience symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, seek medical care promptly."
- Alcohol and Other Drug Resources — A comprehensive list of campus resources for students concerned or struggling with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
- Know the Norms — Social norms messages based on facts about students at Nebraska
- The Husker Playbook — Game day related alcohol messaging
- Laws You Should Know — Relevant laws students should know and potential violation consequences
- Make the Call - No MIP — Information and resources about Nebraska's Good Samaritan Law that encourages minors to call 911 when they suspect an alcohol overdose without fear of receiving an MIP (minor in possession)
- Planning a Party — Tips for students planning parties in neighborhoods
- Power of Parenting — Conversation tips for parents to talk about alcohol with students
- The Truth About College Parties — Real Nebraska students talk about what parties are like
Research shows the critical influence parents can play in a student's successful transition to college life. Having conversations about alcohol promotes an honest and open relationship, but leading those conversations can be daunting for parents. The Power of Parenting website provides communication tips and information about the social culture on the Nebraska campus to best equip parents to talk to students.