Student Wellness Services

Office of Wellness Education



Reduce the high risk use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) at Central Connecticut State University and within our community. Achieving these objectives positively impacts the mission of CCSU by:

  • Improving the health and safety of individuals within the CCSU and surrounding community.
  • Improving the retention and graduation rates of our students.
  • Improving the relationship of the university with the local community.
  • Enhancing marketing efforts of the "CCSU Experience" to prospective students.
  • Improving the university's overall academic ranking.
  • Reducing hidden operating costs related to high risk use of ATOD.
  • Reducing the university's general liability exposure related to ATOD.

The Advisory Council is specifically charged:

  • To establish a forum for collaboration, coordination and accountability among the various CCSU departments delivering programs and enforcing policies relevant to high risk use of ATOD.
  • To develop recommendations for implementing an effective, comprehensive and sustainable ATOD risk reduction and strategy for the university.
  • To review, and recommend revisions as needed to all relevant university policies.
  • To initiate appropriate research to assess the effectiveness of programs as well as guide recommendations.
  • To prepare a biennial report for the President, with recommendations, which assess the effectiveness of programs in compliance with reporting requirements of the Drug Free Schools Act.

Advisory Council on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 2018-2019

Alicandro, Jean (Residence Life)
Ansarra, Michael (Athletics)
Erwin, Jerry (CCSU Police)
Fruin, Kassandra (Student, SGA)
Holt, Reginalt (Counselor Education & Family Therapy)
Jasek, Michael (Student Affairs)
Long, Akai (Student)
McCarthy, Molly (Athletics)
Mearman, Rachael (Graduate Student, Student Wellness Services)
Ostrov Marisol (Student Wellness Services)
Pohl, Jonathan (Student Wellness Services) *Chair
Reis, Stephanie (Office of Student Conduct)
Santilli, Maria (Student Activities/Leadership Development)
Suski-Lenczewski, Anna (Human Resources)