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The Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services coordinates prevention, intervention, education, and peer leadership opportunities in the area of substance abuse. Join us! Student involvement is a key part of what we do. Our peer education groups are governed for students, by students. Feel free to contact us, and be sure to check back frequently for more opportunities to get involved!

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Looking for an UP DAWG (UConn Peer Drug and Alcohol Wellness Group) program or an FYE presentation? Maybe you’re just looking around at all of our programs and campaigns. For more information on our most popular outreach efforts, click here.


Become an UPDAWG
Are you looking for a way to get involved and help peers? The UConn Peer Drug and Alcohol Wellness Group (UPDAWG) is a peer education group that focuses on outreach, health promotion, and prevention efforts. For more information click here.

Decriminalization of Marijuana in CT

On July 30th, 2011, the State of Connecticut passed legislation regarding the de-criminalization of marijuana (Bill 1014). This change in law lightens the consequences for possessing less than one half-ounce of marijuana in Connecticut. For more information on the bill, please visit the following website: State of Connecticut Substitute Senate Bill Number 1014.

Please note: marijuana is not legalized and, therefore, no changes have been made to the University of Connecticut Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Marijuana is prohibited on campus. For the Policy on Alcohol and Other Drug on campus, please refer to The Student Code on the Office of Community Standards’ website.


As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, for the ninth year running the University of Connecticut is requiring that each member of the first-year class complete AlcoholEdu - an online, non-opinionated alcohol prevention program for college students.

First Year Students First Year Students
Open to students of the incoming class of 2015 for both the Storrs and Regional Campuses.
Parents Parents
Open to parents of the incoming class of 2015 for both the Storrs and Regional Campuses.
Division of Student Affairs
One Division. Multiple Services. Students First.