Power of Parenting Postcard (postcard template)
This postcard template allows member institutions to encourage the parents of their incoming students to visit the NCC's Power of Parenting website to learn more about the drinking culture in college and suggestions for successful communication with their young adult about alcohol use. Schools may alter portions of the template to best meet their needs.
Power of Parenting: Nebraska Colleges
The "We Agree" Campaign
The "We Agree" Campaign has been implemented by schools in Lincoln, Norfolk, and Wayne in an effort to address the problem of house parties. Students agree with city officials and residents that wild parties hurt neighborhoods; and even though college students are not responsible for a ll of these parties, they want to assist in making things better for the community as a whole. The campaign is also an opportunity to share information about law enforcement citations and how to keep student parties from getting out of control.
Create your own custom-made resources!
Click on these zip files, extract them, and follow the instructions to add your institution's logo and campus-specific information.
Door Hanger (zip file), Flyer (zip file), Poster (zip file), Table Tent (zip file)
Alcohol Prevention Best Strategies (PDF file - 2 pages)
Effective alcohol prevention efforts are comprehensive and address both individual and environmental variables that contribute to the problem. The NIAAAs Task Force on College Drinking has developed recommendations about how to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses which can be found in the 3-in-1 Framework and Tiers of Effectiveness.
Campus-Community Coalitions: The Lincoln/UNL Experience (PowerPoint presentation - 15 slides)
A brief summary of the history, structure, activities, and lessons learned by a campus-community coalition in Lincoln, Nebraska, to reduce high-risk drinking by university students
College Alcohol Profile (CAP)(University of Nebraska-Lincoln website)
The CAP is a quick and confidential online survey to get personalized feedback on your alcohol use. It was created with input from students and originally designed for UNL, but has since been customized for each NCC institute. NCC can customize this site for your institute as well.
CAP Handout(PDF file) A 2-page handout describing CAP.
Year One CAP (PDF File)
A 2-page flyer describing the CAP program for incoming, first year students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. First year students typically have the greatest misperceptions about the amount of drinking that takes place on campus.
Environmental Management (PowerPoint presentation - 21 slides)
Examples of individual strategies that make up a comprehensive environmental strategy to reduce binge drinking by university students in Lincoln, Nebraska. Emphasizes establishing community standards, educating community members, and enforcing existing regulations.
INFORMATION BRIEFING: Responsible Beverage Service (PDF file)
What managers/owners of hospitality and entertainment businesses can do to help prevent high-risk drinking and be effective partners in campus-community coalitions.
NU Directions (website)
Website of the campus-community coalition to reduce high-risk drinking at the University of NebraskaLincoln and in the City of Lincoln that reduced binge drinking from 62% in 1997 to 47% in 2003. Some of the things that worked there may work for your campus-community, other things may not work for you. A good place to spark ideas and get your campus-community coalition thinking.
NU Directions Environmental Influence and Interventions (PowerPoint presentation - 2 slides)
An example of how one campus-community coalition saw the factors that influenced high-risk drinking, and some interventions to make the environment less friendly to high-risk drinking.
NU Directions Environmental Model (PDF file 1 page)
Using the Environmental Strategy Model as an Assessment Tool.
NU Directions 5 year report (PDF file - 32 pages)
Even more details of this University of Nebraska and City of Lincoln coalition, including results and lessons learned. A good source of ideas and caveats for other campus-community coalitions.
Reducing Alcohol Related Harms Among Nebraska College Students Through
Comprehensive Environmental Strategies: Replicating the NU Directions Model (PDF file - 1 page)
Color flyer for Nebraskas consortium of colleges dedicated to reducing high-risk drinking among college students.