Alcohol & Other Drug Initiatives

AOD Framework ...

Cornell's Alcohol & Other Drug Framework

View our AOD Framework fact sheet (CU NetID required), or email us for a copy.

Data-driven interventions ...

An overview of strategies to reduce risks on Slope Day

View this poster (CU NetID required), or email us for a copy.

Our campus approach

Cornell University cultivates a culture of collective responsibility for AOD prevention. Our campus leaders recognize that every member of our community has an important role to play in the prevention of alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse, including students, staff, parents, alumni, and members of the Ithaca community.

  •  A combination of key services, programs, and policies have been designed as part of the university’s comprehensive approach to reducing the harmful consequences that result from AOD use.
  • The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives provides strategic leadership for this important public health issue. For more information about our approach, read our AOD Framework fact sheet (CU NetID required).

National collaboration

Between 2011 and 2014, Cornell joined with colleagues and universities from around the country to address the problem of high-risk drinking by participating in the National College Health Improve Project (NCHIP). The NCHIP Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking used evaluation and measurement techniques—including the Plan, Do Study Act (PDSA) Model—to identify and implement strategies to tackle high-risk drinking and the associated harm.

Data collection

Cornell regularly collects data related to AOD use through campus surveys. Examples of the survey instruments include Cornell’s Alcohol and Social Life Survey, New Student Survey, PULSE, and annual Slope Day Survey.