Research & Grants

Core Alcohol and Drug Survey

The Core survey collects information about student perceptions and usage of alcohol and other drugs. It is administered to a stratified random sample of CSU, Chico students every other spring. It is also administered each fall to first-year students enrolled in University Life classes. The survey data is used in program planning and development of CSU, Chico’s social norming campaign.

Prevention Research Center Study

CSU, Chico is part of a multi-campus research study involving seven CSU campuses and eight UC campuses. The Student Alcohol Survey was administered online to 1,000 students in Fall 2003. CADEC is currently involved in collecting archival data and conducting key informant interviews with local police, university police, the campus health center and residence halls.

AlcoholEdu for College

Population-level prevention is a method of prevention that leverages students’ social networks to produce significant improvement in alcohol-related perception and behaviors that inspire social and cultural change. For the past three years, the University has been administering AlcoholEDU for College to our entire first-year student population, with the goal of not only changing individual students’ knowledge and behaviors, but changing the drinking culture on campus as a whole.  In accomplishing this, the desired result is that this will create a community with a common educational experience that will foster the development of a campus culture that supports healthy decision-making and increases the students’ ability to take care of each other in risky social settings.

Link to Past Executive Summaries are available from 2005-2008.

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