Vision and Mission


NC State University is a place that challenges its members to flourish with the support of a nurturing community.  The NC State Community expects behavior that builds success that does not compromise personal beliefs, morals, or ethics through inappropriate use of mind altering substances.  NC State has a unified expectation of behavior among all members that is inclusive of self-care and personal responsibility.


The mission of the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education Program is to create and sustain a caring community that prepares students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally as well as to become informed, engaged, and productive citizens by reducing the potential unwanted results of substance misuse.

Our Approach

We are rooted in objectivity, compassion, and nonjudgement. Although we support community members that choose to live an abstinent life style, we do not use an abstinence based methodology or believe in telling others how to live their lives.  We cannot condone underage drinking or illicit drug use as this would mean we are advocating for individual’s to break the laws of North Carolina however, we do understand that some community member’s personal choices do not abide by the law on this topic. We are here to reduce the harm and unwanted consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use. If you or someone you know chooses to drink or use drugs, regardless of age, we ask that you and all community members know the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and overdose in order to be able to Howl For Help appropriately, with confidence, and without worry of consequence.  We ask that if you do choose to drink, please do so safely and utilize our resources to be fully informed on how to do so.  We also ask that you inform yourself fully on the standards of the community campus so when you are making decisions, you are doing so with all variables known.