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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > December
7 , 2006
Toward Responsible Use of Substances
(TRUST) Coalition Minutes
December 7, 2006
Present: Dan Baddorf, Jessica Bolles, Lin Brummels, Curt
Frye, Kathy Mohlfeld, Troy Reynolds
Kathy Mohlfeld is writing the Drug Free Schools and Campuses
Biennial Review report.
Education and Information
- STOP Act-The House of Representatives passed the Sober
Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act by a vote of
373-23. See handout. Waiting for President Bush to sign
- Considering writing for a Wayne State Foundation grant
to fund another social norms brochure.
The Alcohol Blackout
Friday, December 8, 2006 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Bluestem
Efforts to curtail underage and high-risk drinking
on college campuses have taken on renewed vigor in
recent years. Without diminishing the beneficial effects
of enhanced enforcement, many campuses have noted
sharp increases in “pre-gaming” or “pre-loading”
behaviors by students who are fueling up on high-proof
liquor in pre-parties before going out to events at
which access to alcohol may be restricted. At the
same time, campuses are also reporting increased instances
of blackouts--behaviors by students while drunk about
which they have no memory and no explanation. Students
may vandalize campus property and have no memory of
doing so. Students may drive drunk without even realizing
they are behind the wheel of a car. Students in blackouts
are at high risk for sexual assault. Students may
claim blackouts as a way to escape the campus conduct
system. Understanding blackouts can help us to understand
whether a blackout should excuse conduct or just explain
it. Can a person in a blackout make a conscious decision?
Do they just forget what they did afterward?
This webinar is designed to answer key questions:
- What causes a blackout? * How does a blackout
- Is blacking out the same as passing out? * Who
is at highest risk for a blackout? * Can you tell
if someone is having a blackout? * How should we
help a student who is blacked out? * What are implications
for prevention and the campus conduct system? *
What don’t we know about blackouts?
Underage Drinking in Native American Communities
Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Res.
Underage drinking is a pervasive problem within many
Native American communities and is attributable to
a host of health, social, and economic problems that
negatively impact the well being of the culture. Learn
how Native American communities within various states
are taking a stand to prevent underage drinking within
the tribal community, foster “wellbriety”,
and promote a culture free of alcohol use/abuse
- Nebraska Collegiate Consortium (NCC) to Reduce High
- Web Survey-very poor response rate (2-3%), only
2 schools (UNK and SECC) got acceptable rates; NU
Directions is working with the UNL IRB to make changes
and try the survey again in the spring semester at
the rest of the schools
- Seminar to work with the statistics was cancelled
Policy and Enforcement:
- 11/30/2006 78 calls, 225 passengers, another record
breaking night. Fall 2006 averages: 69 calls and 185 passengers.
- Those wanting to participate in this committee, please
contact Lin Brummels for more information at 375-7557,
or stop by SC 103.
Upcoming meetings: To be determined for next semester.
Check the TRUST Coalition website for minutes of the meetings.
Contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coalition.
“Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world." - Margaret
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor