Elevate the Impact of Your Prevention Strategy
Campus safety efforts can't operate effectively in silos. A strategic, data-driven approach to alcohol misuse and sexual assault prevention drives student success.
The Framework for Building Healthy Campuses
The Campus Prevention Network's Framework for Comprehensive Prevention outlines the core components of a social impact strategy that drives results.
Leading institutions adopt these research-backed pillars to create a safer, more successful college experience - where their campus and community can thrive.
Programming is how alcohol and sexual assault prevention messaging is designed and delivered. Effective programs are based on theory and data, and utilize known best practices to drive targeted and ongoing engagement across the student lifecycle.
Policies communicate institutional values and establish community expectations. Campus policies should be clear and accessible, consistently communicated and enforced, and aligned with state and federal compliance requirements.
Critical processes translate prevention resources into action that aligns with campus needs and strengths. This key pillar includes goal-setting and strategic planning, data collection and assessment, and collaboration with key partners.
Institutionalization is the foundation of a high-impact prevention strategy, representing outward support from senior leaders, appropriate budget and staffing, and campus-wide commitment to safety, well-being, and inclusion.
The ROI of Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Safer, more inclusive campuses positively impact brand, student success, engagement, and retention.
Academic outcomes and student success
- Alcohol misuse and sexual assault derail student success.
- As high-risk drinking increases the likelihood of an A/A- GPA decreases.
- Sexual assault survivors are 2x more likely than their peers to miss class and perform poorly on schoolwork.
“Preventable harms and high-risk behaviors impact students inside and outside the classroom. These issues undermine the mission and business of higher education, and require significant investment and deliberate focus to achieve their transformative potential.”
“Safer and more inclusive campuses foster higher performing students, providing an experience and set of skills that make them successful in their time on campus and beyond. Every dollar put towards prevention has the potential for significant returns.”
Student engagement and belonging
- Students feel more connected to their institutions when they participate in alcohol misuse and sexual assault prevention training.
- Alcohol misuse and sexual assault prevention training leads to a greater sense of belonging and satisfaction.
- 70% of students that completed EVERFI courses felt valued by their institutions compared to 46% that didn’t.
Student persistence and retention
- Even modest gains in alcohol and sexual assault prevention training participation are linked to increases in student retention and graduation rates.
- 67% of AlcoholEdu learners report feeling more likely to complete their degree.
- Training teaches essential life skills like interpersonal communication, cultural competence, resilience, and self-management.
“Safety, well-being, and inclusion issues stand in the way of persistence, with significant costs to your students and your campus. When your alcohol misuse and sexual assault prevention strategies are best-in-class, the programs more than pay for themselves.”
Take an integrated approach to alcohol and sexual assault prevention
Click on each of the challenges below to explore strategies that will help you overcome barriers to your prevention programs.
- Engage alcohol and sexual assault prevention practitioners collaboratively to deliver co-curricular education for students and employees.
- Focus resources on programs with proven efficacy.
- Select programs that provide data to measure prevention progress and student success outcomes.
- Benchmark your prevention funding and staffing against leading institutions with the Campus Prevention Network Executive Diagnostic Assessment.
- Provide all students with ongoing education that includes adaptive pathing and dynamic engagement strategies.
- Gather campus climate data to identify needs and strengths across your diverse community.
- Empower your students with bystander intervention skills to recognize risky or harmful behavior among their peers and take action to create a safer community.
- Promote healthy campus culture by demonstrating leadership commitment and highlighting positive social norms.
- Integrate safety, well-being, and inclusion into an institution-wide strategic plan with shared goals.
- Provide training opportunities to build cross functional skills.
- Centralize reporting to remove structural barriers to collaboration.