Alcohol and Drugs Task Force

The Alcohol and Drugs Task Force addresses issues of substance use and abuse among Rivier students. Comprised of students, faculty, and staff, the task force provides education and encourages students to make low-risk choices.


The Alcohol and Drugs Task Force addresses the issues of substance use and abuse among the student population. Through education, enforcement, social norming and other environmental strategies the task force endorses low-risk choices and the use of early intervention services. Among its primary goals:

  • Assess student alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
  • Review and recommend policies related to substance use/abuse.
  • Provide and support education regarding substance use/abuse prevention strategies for the entire Rivier Community.
  • Network with external agencies/individuals at the community and state level to advance the mission of the task force.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efforts of the task force.

On-Campus Resources

Wellness is the main objective of the Task Force on Alcohol and Drugs. We encourage you to utilize the various resources on campus if you or another is having trouble and in need of assistance. The Rivier University Counseling and Wellness Center, Health Services, Public Safety, and Human Resources (staff and faculty) departments are here to help.

Local Resources

Online Resources

On Tobacco

On Alcohol & Other Drugs

On Social Norms

Healthy Alternatives

There are many ways to enjoy yourself and connect with friends that don’t involve alcohol or drugs. Some options are listed below.




Counseling and Wellness Center