Alcohol Coordinating Committee

Wall in Armstrong that reads the Code of Love and Honor, with a male student sitting at a desk and looking at laptop in front of it. In its final report (PDF), The Alcohol Task Force recommended the creation of a permanent Alcohol Coordinating Committee (ACC). The work of the ACC will focus on three elements: (i) the creation of a website that includes a philosophical statement regarding alcohol and its place at Miami University; (ii) an inventory and gap analysis of existing data related to student alcohol use and the development of a plan to improve tracking and assessment efforts, and (iii) the establishment of focused workgroups. 

The ACC will:

  • Set priorities and outline expectations for the development and implementation of specific evidenced based strategies, and create workgroups to address specific issues as needed.
  • Collect, analyze, and respond to local data related to high risk alcohol and other drug use so as to assess and improve strategies and/or develop new strategic approaches.
  • Communicate the efforts and results from the workgroups to Miami University and Oxford stakeholders. This would include an annual report each year that would be shared with the Miami University President (and broader community), and the Oxford City Council and community.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the Student Community Relations Commission and the Coalition for a Healthy Community, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Serve as an advisory board regarding university and community programming and policy matters related to high risk alcohol and other drug use.

The initial workgroups established by the ACC will have a specific emphasis, broad representation, and a charge to propose and execute innovative and creative interventions aimed at positively affecting community attitudes, behaviors and consequences related to high risk alcohol use. Over time, as the environment and local conditions change, these workgroups will evolve as they conclude their work and new issues emerge. The initial workgroups include:

  • policy and enforcement
  • off-campus interventions and partnerships
  • academic support
  • education and prevention
  • intervention and treatment.