University Police believe that the abuse of alcohol and other drugs is unhealthy for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Alcohol abuse is a major public health issue in the academic community and society in general. Alcohol abuse impairs sensory motor skills, judgment and reduces internal inhibition controls. Intoxicated persons often engage in high risk behaviors which can lead to injury, sexual assault, sexually transmitted diseases and death due to overdose, violence and impaired mobility. Alcohol abuse is often a contributing factor for poor school and work performance, as well as contributing to health-related problems.

The University Police encourage others to:

  • Make informed choices about whether or not to drink
  • Recognize the warning signs of alcohol poisoning
  • Know when to call for emergency services when warning signs are present
  • Recognize that intoxication can be a significant factor in causing injury to oneself and others, sexual violence, and other criminal behaviors

WSU Policy and Procedure Manual

Drug Free Workplace Policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
WSU Counseling and Testing Center
Wichita State University Alcohol Policy
Wichita State University Student Code of Conduct

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Resources

Above the Influence
An anti-drug site designed for young people
Alcohol and Marijuana e-checkuptogo Self Assessment

Information and resources on alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual responsibility and safe spring breaks

College Binge Drinking
Informational site for college students and others to inform of the myths, dangers and issues surrounding college alcohol abuse

College Drinking: Changing the Culture
Resources and information directed towards the college-aged student

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)
Resources and information on driving safety in Kansas

Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office (KTSRO)
Information on impaired driving, seat belts, child safety seats

KTSRO Social Hosting Brochure (pdf)

Make the
Resources and information on alcohol and substance abuse problems, as well as other topics, specifically tailored for veterans of the armed forces

Monitoring the Future
An on-going study of the behaviors, attitudes and values of American secondary and college aged students and young adults conducted by the University of Michigan

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Resources and information on alcohol and drug addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIAAA)
Resources and information on alcohol and drug abuse

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Information and resources related to automobile safety, drivers and passengers

Office of the National Drug Control Policy
Alcohol and substance abuse information and resources

Parents: The Anti-Drug
Resources from the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Resources on addictions ranging from subtance abuse to various mental-health issues

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Information and resources on addiction issues