Presidential Leadership Award


Important Date

All nominations must be recieved
by September 1, 2010.

The Evaluation Criteria for this award emphasize the need for a broad approach, one that reflects a complete understanding of how societal conditions drive alcohol use and the magnitude of alcohol-related problems, and that recognizes the vital links between the campus and the larger community. The following criteria are meant to serve as guidelines that will help frame your submission:*

  1. Take an active stand on alcohol, convey clear expectations, and make alcohol prevention a priority in their strategic plan for the institution.
    1. Frame discussions about alcohol in a context that administrators, faculty, students, alumni, and trustees care about - academic excellence.
    2. Routinely collect data on the extent of the alcohol problem on campus.
    3. Demonstrate a commitment to alcohol prevention by budgeting sufficient resources to address the issue.
  2. Mobilize the community and create a climate of support for an environmentally-focused approach to alcohol prevention.
    1. Appoint other senior administrators, faculty, and students to participate in a campus-community coalition or taskforce that is mandated to address alcohol issues in the community.
    2. Work with the community to implement programs, policies, and public education campaigns that promote student success and discourage student alcohol abuse.
    3. Participate in state, regional, and national associations to build support for changes in public policy, working for new laws and regulations that will affect the community as a whole.
  3. Offer new initiatives to help students become better integrated into the intellectual life of the school and change student norms away from alcohol use.
    1. Support the establishment of student wellness groups and other student organizations that will help move student norms away from binge drinking.
    2. Create new recreational and entertainment options as alternatives to the party scene and develop the infrastructure to support these alternatives (clubs, dormitory common areas, student centers, coffeehouses, campus events, etc.).
    3. Through social marketing campaigns, work to foster a campus culture that expects appropriate use of alcohol.