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Alcohol and Other Drug Education

Here To Support You!

Alcohol and drugs are a part of the social landscape at SUNY Oswego. For some people it's a welcome part of college life. For others, it's overwhelming and scary to see the things that students can get involved in. Our program supports students through education, counseling, and implementing prevention programs on campus.

AOD Programs

We have courses focusing on alcohol and drug education along with extracurricular programs. These resources help to increase awareness of AOD use, choices, and consequences. For questions or to request a training, email [email protected]

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Open Mic Nights

Join us at Penfield Library's Lake Effect Café for performances including music, comedy, poetry, and more! Popcorn and hot coffee served. Follow @OzPeerEds on Instagram for information on programs and events.

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Advocate. Educate. And Support.

Recovery Ally Training

For individuals who want to be an ally for those in recovery from substance use and/or live in recovery themselves. Participants will gain a better understanding of what recovery means and how they can best be an ally to help those in need.

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Save A Life!

Naloxone Training

Learn how to use Naloxone through our in-person training. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is an FDA-approved nasal formulation of naloxone to treat known or suspected opioid overdose.  NARCAN® Nasal Spray is needle-free and ready to use. 

Want To Collab?

To request beer goggles or educational materials, please fill out the google form provided. Please remember to specify the type of materials you need, and the amount for each item requested.

AOD Material Requests

Online AOD Intervention

These online courses strive to reinforce healthy decisions and promote positive attitudes and behaviors.

eCheckup To Go!

Are you interested in learning more about your alcohol, cannabis or nicotine use? Both are online, anonymous surveys about your substance use. You will get personalized feedback about your alcohol and marijuana use. This program aims to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption.

Alcohol Edu

An online alcohol education course required for all first-year students at SUNY Oswego. AlcoholEDU incorporates evidence-based methods to empower students to make well-informed decisions that will contribute to a safe campus environment for all. The course must be completed on a computer, iPad, tablet or phone with access to the internet and audio capabilities.

AlcoholEDU Part 2 will be sent approximately 30 days after part one, and takes about 2 minutes to complete

Frequently Asked Questions:

In-Person AOD Intervention Programs

Inspiring students to make healthier decisions related to alcohol and drug use.


  • Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a two-session one on one assessment created for college students. Developed at the University of Washington, BASICS has been found to reduce negative consequences resulting from drinking, as well as alcohol consumption rates.
  • Many students will need to complete BASICS as part of a student conduct sanction.  The cost of the program is $80. If you would like to schedule a BASICS assessment, and not as part of a student conduct sanction, there is no charge.

Additional Information

Office Of The Dean of Students

501 Culkin Hall

Oswego, NY 13126


315-312-5483, Fax: 315-312-2503

[email protected]


M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Summer Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm