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Mission Statement

The Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADEP) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is committed to providing education, resources, and prevention tools to students in order to promote healthy lifestyles and responsible alcohol use. ADEP welcomes students in recovery, or those looking to explore their alcohol and other drug use, to utilize the programs and services offered, such as attending individual or group counseling. Programs and services provided by ADEP incorporate current, empirically supported approaches in order to effectively promote student health and wellness.

Our Philosophy

  • EDUCATE the campus community about risks associated with using alcohol and other drugs
  • EMPOWER students to make informed decisions related to use of alcohol and other drugs
  • EMPHASIZE an awareness of choice, personal responsibility, and understanding of consequences in deciding to use alcohol and other drugs
  • ENCOURAGE the campus community to help prevent alcohol and drug-related incidents
  • CREATE a campus environment that enables community members to fully enjoy the benefits of an optimal learning experience

More About ADEP

The Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADEP) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) recognizes that TCNJ is not exempt from the typical problems associated with alcohol and other drug use. TCNJ is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment that enables community members to fully enjoy the benefits of an optimal learning experience.

ADEP was fully implemented at TCNJ in September of 1990. The program was then funded by a federal Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant. Today, ADEP is partially funded by a grant from The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

ADEP’s primary goal is to provide educational support services to the campus community and to create an atmosphere in which alcohol is not the central focus of all social events. The program emphasizes the creation of an awareness of choice, personal responsibility, and understanding of consequences in deciding to use alcohol and/or other drugs.

Through this educational program, students are assisted in understanding the responsibilities and consequences of choosing to use alcohol and other drugs, as well as how their decisions may impact their personal, academic, and career goals.

TCNJ’s ADEP is a member of The New Jersey Higher Education Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education.

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