The University of Richmond provides various drug and alcohol education programs. We subscribe to the philosophy that an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." We continually seek more effective means of education, prevention and enforcement.
More information on the effects of alcohol and substance abuse, including screenings and campus resources, is available from the University's health and wellness program, URWell.
The following is a list of programs currently offered by University Police.
An education program providing prevention and intervention services for those students at the University of Richmond identified as demonstrating a possible problem with substance abuse. This is an ongoing program and students are assigned to participate as the need becomes apparent.
This University Police presentation explains the criminal offense of driving under the influence of drugs or other intoxicants. Students are advised of the penalties of the crime and the long-term hardships experienced if convicted of driving under the influence. This program is available upon request for University groups or organizations.
A University Police presentation that identifies the most commonly abused narcotics and controlled substances, and highlights the most popular methods of obtaining and concealing these drugs. Participants are advised of the health risks associated with drug abuse and the legal ramifications resulting from illegal usage. This program is available upon request and is normally presented in residence hall programs and/or other University social groups.
This program conducted by the University Police outlines the University of Richmond’s Alcohol Policy and emphasizes the University Police Department’s commitment to enforcing the laws pertaining to alcohol possession and consumption in Virginia. The seminar is available upon request and the audience consists of students from the Westhampton and Richmond College residence halls, fraternities and sororities, and other interested student groups.
A mandatory alcohol education and prevention program for all incoming University of Richmond freshman students, this four-hour block of instruction is given by wellness instructors in the Student Development campus recreation division.