Substance Abuse Prevention

The University of Oregon is committed to cultivating an environment free of substance misuse and abuse. Recognizing the impact substance use can have on physical and mental health, academics, and relationships is vital. Substance Abuse Prevention and Education uses harm-reduction, evidence-based strategies to target substance use, misuse, and abuse among UO students, with a goal of decreasing the risks associated with substance misuse. These strategies are intersectional and aim to reduce stigma and engage the campus community in challenging conversations surrounding alcohol and other drugs.

Information about Alcohol and Other Drugs

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

In compliance with federal requirements under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, we provide you with information regarding the UO’s drug and alcohol policies as well as resources for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. We are devoted to maintaining a healthy living and learning environment through the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

2023–2024 Annual Notification


We want to make sure you have all the support you need to have a healthy and positive college experience. The university has numerous resources to connect you with people on campus who can help.

Screening Tools


Substance Abuse Prevention and Education has a wide range of developed content aimed at educating students, staff, and faculty. Recognizing the importance of peer education, most of SAPE’s content is created and delivered by peer educators. Based on evidence, data, and current trends, content is consistently adapted to meet the needs of current students.

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