Alcohol & Other Drugs: "What is the WRC doing?"

Campus community trainings

The Wellness Resource Center wants to equip all members of the campus community with accurate information.  We have a number of trainings and programming available.  Review our HEART Peer webpage [URL] for information about programming or to request a program today!

  • Peer-Facilitated Programs – Student organizations, instructors, athletic teams, and other student groups can request a program facilitated by the WRC’s HEART Peer Educators.
    • Alcohol 101
      Drinking alcohol is common among college students, and this program is designed to help students explore why they choose to (or not to) drink. Through a series of games and activities, students will learn about ways to keep themselves and their fellow Owls safe when alcohol is in the mix.
    • Let's Talk About Cannabis
      There's a lot of information about cannabis out there! This session offers an overview of available research and possible long term effects.

Additional Health Promotion Efforts

  • BASICSThe WRC facilitates 60-minute conversations with students to discuss their attitudes and behaviors around alcohol use. BASICS supports students in making decisions that align with their values and support their overall well-being in regards to their alcohol use.
  • CHOICES About Alcohol The WRC facilitates CHOICES, an alcohol education program for students who have been sanctioned after a first-time violation of the Student Conduct Code’s alcohol policy or for use of the Medical Amnesty Policy. CHOICES is a 90-minute interactive group session designed to help students understand their behaviors relating to alcohol use.
  • Online educational programs Temple students complete online modules [URL] to think about the role alcohol plays in their life and learn accurate and up-to-date information.

Efforts to Support Students in Recovery

Substance Use Education and Harm Reduction Work Group - The WRC is working with departments and stakeholders from across campus to contribute to creating a campus community where students in recovery, and all students who do not use substances, feel validated and supported. This includes:

  • Elevating AOD prevention and harm education efforts.
  • Promoting substance free events and activities.
  • Elevating existing resources that can support students in recovery.
  • Continuing to reduce stigma and help build allies.
  • Elevate Off-Campus Resources

Looking for recovery support? Here are few daily on-campus, local, and national resources: 

Review the Student Conduct and Community Standards webpage [URL] to learn more about Temple University's policy regarding alcohol and other drug use on campus.

Do you struggle with alcohol or other drugs? Take this screening assessment [URL], and learn more about campus resources [PDF, 941 KB] that offer help.