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Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force - Columbus State University

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Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force

The Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force is a volunteer staff and student committee established to educate the student body of Columbus State University about safe drinking and the dangers of drug use.

Columbus State University is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide requiring every incoming student to complete AlcoholEdu – a non-opinionated, science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year. Whether or not you drink, AlcoholEdu empowers students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe.

Task Force Campaigns

Smoke-Free Campus: Throughout the 2009/2010 academic year, the Alcohol and Drug Education Task Force researched the possibility of a tobacco-free campus. A proposal including relevant college statistics, positive reasons for becoming a tobacco free campus, and ideas and recommendations for enforcement was created and present to the President's Cabinet, Staff Council, Faculty Senate, and Student Government Association. All of these groups supported the proposal with the suggestion that there be some designated smoking areas at least during an initial phase of moving to a smoke-free campus. This campaign continues throughout Columbus State University's campus.

Task Force Staff Committee Members:

  • Robin Peacock: Residence Life, Senior Residence Life Manager, Task Force Chair
  • Lashica Thomas: Student Recreation Center, Assistant Director for Operations & Marketing
  • Dana Larkin: Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Michael Stewart: University Police, Sergeant
  • Theresa Willey: Violence Against Women Project, Project Coordinator
  • Chris Hovel: Residence Life, Residence Life Coordinator
  • Margaret Mcintyre: Residence Life, Residence Life Coordinator
  • Lauren Davis: Student Recreation Center
  • Victoria Roebuck: Student Health Center, Director
  • Melani Ozbolt, Counseling Center, Coordinator of Outreach and Prevention


For more information or to become involved with this task force, please contact Robin Peacock at

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Center of Columbus

Alcoholics Anonymous - 706-327-6078

The Bradley Center

Crisis Intervention

Georgia Drug Abuse Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1-800-662-4357 is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. We create and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources that have been featured and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

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