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Health Promotion

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is a top concern on college campuses.

Many DU students choose not to drink or use other drugs, and most DU students who engage in these behaviors do so in safe and moderate ways.

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It is important for all students to take the time to regularly examine their own behaviors, experiences, and motivations to ensure that their behaviors and experiences match their goals.

The Department of Health Promotion is committed to helping you make healthy decisions for yourself and be empowered to look out for one another and act responsibly, preventing problems for yourself and your fellow students.




We do NOT recommend going out to parties/bars during COVID-19, since socializing with others in-person during COVID-19 is a very high-risk activity. Virtual meetups are the safer, highly recommended option. However, if you do go out, use harm reduction strategies to help keep you and others safer (safety is not guaranteed). Click the image below to learn more.

Gather with a (COVID) Plan

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The University of Denver promotes a healthy and safe educational, professional, and residential community where drugs and alcohol do not interfere with individual performance, personal success, public safety or the integrity of the learning environment.

In compliance with federal requirements under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, we provide you with the University of Denver's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. This document includes the University's drug and alcohol policies as well as resources for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

additional Resources

Know the policies:
Student Rights & Responsibilities
University of Denver's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Request an educational workshop or outreach:
HCC- Health Promotion

Attend or host a late night, substance-free event:
DU After Dark

Take an online alcohol or cannabis screening:
HCC- Health Promotion

Get help:
HCC- Counseling Services
HCC- Collegiate Recovery Community
Student Outreach & Support/Submit a SOS referral form
For healthcare professionals and healthcare students