Reviewing College Initiatives

Evaluation services and resources are an integral foundation of GMU’s CAPH. Whether it is needs assessment or evaluation, numerous quantitative and qualitative approaches can be used to gain insight and document results. The IMPACT Evaluation Resource provides succinct guidance and instrumentation for conducting these efforts. For drug and alcohol issues, campuses can engage in their own self-assessment activities using the Campus Substance Abuse Strategy Assessment tools. Long-term research results are found with the College Alcohol Survey, and recommendations and insights from NCAA’s CHOICES program are found with Best of CHOICES.

Campus Substance Abuse Strategy Assessment

Campus leadership can conduct a review of their campus efforts to address drugs and alcohol, along six dimensions of a comprehensive program. This can be done by the coordinator of the campus efforts, and it can also be done by gathering perspectives of various campus constituencies, from the task force and campus leadership to students, faculty and staff. Use the Strategy Assessment for a single assessment, as well as to compile information from others who completed the Campus Assessment Tool. Campus scores on each elements are compared to the national profile gathered with the 2015 College Alcohol Survey.

Self Assessment

Campus Assessment Tool

IMPACT Evaluation Resource

Designed as a guide for those leading campus substance abuse prevention strategies, this resource blends sound evaluation approaches within a strategic planning context. The six-step approach includes descriptive narrative, Milestone Charts with samples, over 30 evaluation instruments, and a range of tips.

IMPACT Evaluation Resource

IMPACT Quick Start Guide

IMPACT Resources (ZIP)

College Alcohol Survey Results

The College Alcohol Survey is the national longitudinal survey on alcohol, tobacco, other drug and violence issues at institutions of higher education. Conducted since 1979, these results include how four-year colleges and universities address policies and procedures, staffing and resources, support services, prevention and education, data collection and evaluation, and related issues. Campus administrator perceptions of prevention approaches, effectiveness of efforts, and adequacy of resources are highlighted. Data from 2021, 2018, 2012, 1994, and the baseline year are reported.

2021 Results

College Alcohol Survey Slides

Current and longitudinal results for questions conducted with the College Alcohol Survey are provided. This visual presentation documents findings for all 2021 questions, as well as trend data from all 15 survey administrations since 1979, or the more recent baseline year. Trends and sub-analyses based on institutional demographic factors are included.

2021 Results

College Alcohol Survey summary document

With over 200 distinct variables, the data from the College Alcohol Survey is summarized within overall areas of campus policies, data collection, prevention, staffing, consequences associated with alcohol abuse and related approaches.


Best of CHOICES Recommendations

Drawing from the NCAA CHOICES grantees' experiences with orchestrating campus substance abuse prevention efforts, nine recomendations are made. These are organized within the themes of Collaboration, Advanced Planning, and Implementation Strategies.


Best of CHOICES Resources

The NCAA CHOICES grantees share their experiences and resources, including sample materials, posters, policies and more. This also includes a case studies as well as a searchable database, where specific queries can be done based on athletic division, state, enrollment type of institution, coordinating department, key elements, and select topics.