Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Center


The mission of Towson University's Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Center is to create an environment conducive to academic success and wellness. Our mission is based on the knowledge that the campus is a complex community that influences the behavior of students. Students attempt to understand the campus community through their acquired psychological dispositions. The interaction between the individual student and the campus community is powerful in determining all sorts of student behaviors, including those relating to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Key Goals

  • Provide expertise in the development and coordination of ATOD education and prevention activities on campus;
  • Support the Peer Education/Counseling Program on campus;
  • Foster relationships with Baltimore County agencies as well as other higher education institutions involved in addressing high-risk and underage drinking to support prevention and education activities within the community;
  • Develop a mechanism for communicating and planning education and prevention activities with higher education institutions in the Baltimore metropolitan area as well as statewide;
  • Implement a social marketing campaign to alter misperceptions of students regarding patterns of alcohol use on campus;
  • Educate students about responsible choices and decisions regarding substance use and overall student wellness behaviors.

Be a Responsible Tiger

 Always remember to follow the Responsible Tiger Protocol (PDF). CALL, REMAIN, and COOPERATE.

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A Message to Parents - Transitioning to college is a big adjustment for everyone. At Towson, we strive for that transition to be healthy and safe for all of those involved. Included in the document are talking points for conversations with your child and resources that are available to you.