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Mission: To reduce the high risk use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) at Central Connecticut State University and within our community. Achieving these objectives positively impacts the mission of CCSU by:

  • Improving the health and safety of individuals within the CCSU and surrounding community.
  • Improving the retention and graduation rates of our students.
  • Improving the relationship of the university with the local community.
  • Enhancing marketing efforts of the "CCSU Experience" to prospective students.
  • Improving the university's overall academic ranking.
  • Reducing hidden operating costs related to high risk use of ATOD.
  • Reducing the university's general liability exposure related to ATOD.

The Advisory Council is

specifically charged:

  • To establish a forum for collaboration, coordination and accountability among the various CCSU departments delivering programs and enforcing policies relevant to high risk use of ATOD.
  • To develop recommendations for implementing an effective, comprehensive and sustainable ATOD risk reduction and strategy for the university.
  • To review, and recommend revisions as needed to all relevant university policies.
  • To initiate appropriate research to assess the effectiveness of programs as well as guide recommendations.
  • To prepare a biennial report for the President, with recommendations, which assess the effectiveness of programs in compliance with reporting requirements of the Drug Free Schools Act. 


Current Membership

Dr. Laura Tordenti (Chair), Ryan Baumann, Christopher Dukes, Scott Hazan, Dr. Jonathan Pohl, Timothy Corbitt, Dr. Christopher Diamond, Michael Ansarra, Sergeant Jerry Erwin, Anne Alling, Jean Alicandro, and Lila Coddington.

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