The President's Council on Health and Well-being is charged with reviewing programs and education, assessment, policy, and reporting requirements for student health and well-being programming. Focusing on student health and well-being initiatives, the Council will provide advice and feedback to the vice president for student affairs and dean of students on past and future educational programs and strategies that build a culture at Michigan Tech that is student-driven, prevention conscious, and anchored in personal responsibility and resilience.
Committee goals for 2022 -2023:
Goal #1: Identify campus trends in ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) use among students and make recommendations for improving students’ knowledge and behavior.
Goal #2: Review and evaluate university messaging related to ATOD education and make recommendations for improving educational messaging with an emphasis on prevention, resilience, and personal responsibility.
Goal #3: Recommend strategies the campus can plan and implement to recognize, promote, and celebrate institutional well-being for October 2023.
The Good Samaritan Provision
The Goal: Assist and Educate - Not Punish
The Good Samaritan Provision gives a student in distress from alcohol or other drug misuse (and those who help the student) the freedom to seek help without fear of student conduct action. Michigan Tech wants to power their community to Step UP and look out for one another.
The Good Samaritan Provision-Michigan Tech University
Officer Ryan Wakeham talks about the specifics and importance of the Good Samaritan Provision at Michigan Tech and how to use it.
EverFI: Alcohol Edu for College
All new Michigan Tech students are required to complete Alcohol Edu For College, a comprehensive course that covers the areas of choosing not to/to drink, being a responsible adult, looking out for one another, physiological effects of alcohol and when to ask for help. Beginning August 1 an email will be sent to all incoming first year students permitting access to the course.