Drug Prevention Program
Towson University is committed to educating the TU community about opioid use, misuse, and abuse. All new students must complete the prescription addiction - opioids course through Safe Colleges.
At Towson University, we recognize that social activities play a role in shaping your academic experience.
As such, we want to ensure that you are:
- empowered to make well-informed decisions about drugs.
- aware of your rights and responsibilities as a member of our campus community.
For this reason it is mandatory for all new students to complete the Prescription Addiction - Opioids course through Safe Colleges.
Prescription Addiction - Opioids Course
The Prescription Addiction-Opioids education course through Safe Colleges must be completed by all new TU students prior to August 15th, 2023. Students who do not complete the program will have a hold placed on their account and will not be able to register for Spring 2024 Semester.
Similarly, for students entering Towson University for the spring 2024 semester, the Alcohol and Other Drugs education course must be completed by January 20th, 2024. Students who do not complete the program will have a hold placed on their account and will not be able to register for the Fall 2024 semester.
Questions regarding the Prescription Addiction-Opioids education course can be sent to email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this mandatory program?
All incoming students are required to receive opioid prevention education through the House Bill 1082 Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act). As a part of this requirement, all students must complete the Prescription Addiction-Opioids course. This course is offered through Safe Colleges and is designed to help students understand opioid drugs, signs of an overdose, and how to respond. The course also shares stories from people with substance use disorders and their personal experiences struggling with addiction.
How do I prepare for these programs?
Make sure you have internet and audio capabilities on your computer. Follow the link to Safe Colleges and log in with your TU ID. Once logged in, students will see a list of available required courses, including the Prescription Addiction-Opioids course, the Alcohol and Other Drugs course, and the Sexual Violence Prevention Program. These courses takes roughly 30-45 minutes and we suggest completing them in one session.
What if I have received this education before?
All new students at Towson University must take this program regardless if they have completed it at a prior institution.
When do I take the program?
For the Fall 2023 semester, the program will be made available on June 1st and students will have until August 15, 2023 to complete the program.
For the Spring 2024 semester, the program will be made available on December 1, 2023 and students will have until January 20, 2024 to complete it.
What if I do not complete this program by the specified deadline?
Students who do not complete this program will have a hold placed on their account and will not be able to register for the following academic semester.