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FUNDING FOR CONTINUOUS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSITY FUNDING FOR CONTINOUS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

Adopted 11/08/04

Whereas,      Humboldt State University Division of Student Affairs is committed

                to the academic and personal well being of the students and,

Whereas,      The current mission statement of the Division of Student Affairs states,

“Student Affairs facilitates academic success and personal development

by promoting leadership and providing services and programs for students

and the University community” and;

Whereas,      The HSU Alcohol and Drug Policy states, “The faculty, staff, and

administration of Humboldt State University are dedicated to creating

an environment that allows students to achieve their educational goals.

Humboldt State University believes that an awareness through education

is necessary to promote a healthy lifestyle on campus” and;

Whereas,      President Richmond stated in his fall 2004 convocation address,

“I ask that every faculty member and every staff member help to educate

students about the consequences of drug use, and that they make a point

of discussing drug use in their classes” and;

Whereas,      According to the Student Affairs Annual Judicial Report 2003-2004,

214 students were referred to the Student Affairs Vice President’s

Office for alcohol and/or drug offenses and;

Whereas,      Approximately 65% of those students were freshmen living in the

Residence Halls and;

Whereas,      The University Budget Committee recently allocated in the 2004-2005

budget an additional $62,000 towards Alcohol and other Drug Education

Programs as a one time allocation and;

Whereas,      The majority of this funding went toward sanctioning of students who

have already been found in violation the HSU Drug and Alcohol Policy

and not toward education efforts;

Whereas,      It would benefit the HSU community to expand this allocation as continuous funding for subsequent years so that the Division of Student Affairs may hire a full time Alcohol and other Drug Education Program Coordinator to facilitate student education and student counseling and therefore be it;

Resolved,      that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourage and support the allocation of continuous funding by the University Budget Committee for the sole purpose of hiring an Alcohol and Drug Education

Program Coordinator by the Division of Student Affairs and further be it,

Resolved,      This resolution shall be sent, but not limited to, President Rollin

Richmond, Provost,Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chair

of the University Budget Committee Richard Vrem, Chair of the HSU

Academic Senate and Co-Chair University Budget Committee, Ken

Fulgham, Vice President Steven Butler, Director of the Student Health

Center Dr. Rebecca Stauffer, Director of Humboldt State University

Residence Halls John Capaccio, Chief of University Police Tom Dewey

and members of the local media.

Authored by:

Nicole Alvarado

Student Affairs Vice President

Approved by:

Samantha Williams-Gray

President

Kyle Zeck

Legislative Vice President