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					                             UMADD
Student Recruitment Guide
Having a lifeline of active, at-the-ready members can guarantee that your UMADD group will
be successful now and in the future. Volunteer recruitment is a year-round goal and can
usually be built into projects you are already planning to implement. Although you might think
that it is difficult to ask people to volunteer, it’s really not –- if you believe in what you’re doing.

This guide was designed to help you create a strategy for recruiting volunteers and provide
methods for engaging and retaining volunteers as you solidify and grow your UMADD group.
By maintaining and working on a year-round plan for recruitment and retention of members,
your UMADD group will be well served for many years. True, life-saving success will be the
result of year-after-year, effective UMADD activity. The best way to guarantee long-term
success is by doing programs that will affect change and creating a strong and viable UMADD
group through a steady stream of members and volunteers.




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Recruitment -- Getting Started
 FINDING A FACULTY ADVISOR
 Finding the right faculty advisor and developing a working system pays huge dividends in the
 success of UMADD. Ideally, your faculty advisor would be the alcohol and other drug (AOD)
 coordinator for your campus. Typically, this person coordinates all the prevention programs for
 your school and should have the resources and knowledge to help your UMADD group
 achieve success.

 You can usually find this person with a couple of quick phone calls or emails. Start by looking
 at your campus directory to see if this person is listed there. If not, work through your campus
 wellness or health center. Sometimes on smaller campuses, the AOD coordinator could serve
 dual roles and it might be necessary to contact the Dean of Student Affairs to inquire as to who
 the AOD coordinator is. If you are still having difficulty locating this person, contact the
 UMADD program coordinator who can assist you.

 Once you have found this person, schedule a meeting with them to discuss UMADD and its
 goals. Give them the overview created for potential advisors to help them better understand
 the scope of UMADD. If the AOD coordinator is unable to serve as your advisor, ask them for
 recommendations of other staff or faculty to contact.

 Some other possibilities for a UMADD faculty advisor:
    Campus police officer
    Wellness/Health department staff/faculty
    Social work or criminal justice staff/faculty

 The ideal faculty advisor:
     Serves as a mentor and works to serve the needs of the group to the best of their
       capacity
     Helps guide efforts by providing suggestions to achieve goals
     Has adequate time to devote to UMADD and participate in activities
     Possesses campus and community connections to help with resources (meeting space,
       funding, new recruits)
     Is able to help during transition periods (summer breaks or changes in the group’s
       leadership)

 Once you have decided on your faculty advisor be sure to pass along their contact information
 to the UMADD program coordinator who will follow up with the faculty advisor and answer any
 questions they may have. Be sure to stay in contact with your advisor as you complete your
 campus paperwork. Once you have submitted your paperwork for approval, be sure to work in
 close conjunction with your advisor as you begin to plan UMADD activities.

 What to provide your Faculty Advisor:
    Expectations of them
    Copy of group constitution
    Goals of the UMADD program
    Policies and procedures of the UMADD program
    Any project documents or information about group activity
    Contact information for group leaders and UMADD program coordinator
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      Invitation to all group meetings and events
      Your best effort
      A commitment level equal to or higher than theirs

Expectations of the Faculty Advisor for You:
   Have reasonable expectations of their time and involvement level
   Follow through with your commitments
   Be creative, imaginative, and work to be a problem solver
   Involve them in all meetings, events and decision making process
   Have a full understanding of campus policies and procedures
   Represent the UMADD program to the best of your ability

CREATE AN ORIENTATION PACKET

This packet will provide a snapshot of your group, its goals and upcoming activities. The first
recipients of the packet should be your existing volunteers. Once it’s completed, keep several
copies on hand at all UMADD events in case people are interested in learning more about
UMADD. The packet could contain items like:
 Goals of the UMADD group
 History of your group
 Copy of the group constitution
 UMADD talking points
 Summary of past projects and successes
 Key contact information and member responsibilities
 Calendar of events
 Meeting times and places
 Benefits of being a member of the UMADD group
 List of key policies and procedures

TRAIN EXISTING VOLUNTEERS

Make sure your current members know and understand the goals and mission of UMADD. Go
over the orientation packet with them. Once they can feel confident discussing UMADD and
your activities, they will become enthusiastic spokespeople and active recruiters for your
group.

DEFINE WHY STUDENTS SHOULD JOIN

When people show an interest in joining UMADD, you need to be prepared to sell them on
what the UMADD group offers them personally. Think through the following list and then add
your own perks:
 Leadership opportunities
 Ability to work with campus/community leaders
 Chance to create a safer campus atmosphere
 Working on a worthwhile goal
 Opportunity to “give back” or do something after a personal experience with underage
   drinking or drunk driving
 Meet new people
 Fun

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  BE PREPARED

  Carry sign-up sheets whenever you have a meeting or activity or even in your backpack. Ask
  interested students to provide contact information so that you can include them on an email list
  informing them of upcoming meetings and activities. Always be sure to follow-up promptly and
  thank them for their interest.

  FIND FRIENDS

  There are many people around your campus and in your community who may be working on
  the same issues, possibly unaware of your group’s existence. Most communities have an
  active community coalition that deals with substance abuse problems. These coalitions are
  usually comprised of community leaders such as police, substance abuse counselors,
  business leaders, parents, and civic leaders and they may be missing the student voice.
  Coalitions typically meet once a month and are exceptionally successful in accomplishing their
  goals. UMADD groups should seek out and become active members of their local coalitions.
  You can also go online to www.cadca.org to see if there is a community coalition registered in
  your area.

  SET MONTHLY RECRUITMENT GOALS

  It’s critical to have a recruiting goal. Most colleges and universities publish a calendar of
  events that can be useful in your planning. Strategize as a group to determine the best times
  to recruit. Establish fun rewards for reaching your goals, like a pizza party or donuts at the
  next meeting. Make a big push at the beginning of each semester because students tend to
  get busier and more committed as the semester moves forward.


Finding Volunteers
  BENEFITS & CHALLENGES WORKING WITH STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

  As a current student or former student, the following list is likely not new information. However,
  when you’re involved in the leadership of a group, it’s important to be reminded of some of the
  facts, challenges and bonuses of working with college volunteers. Remembering these things
  will help you tailor volunteer opportunities and keep your sanity as UMADD members and
  volunteers ebb and flow.

  Schedules change…frequently. As you well know, a new job, a new class schedule, or
  shifting responsibilities can make students unavailable from time to time. This does not mean
  that they have lost interest. It is important to keep inviting them back because often the
  changes are temporary and schedules can be rearranged.

  Students seek personal growth. By providing members new skills and opportunities, you
  are giving them a reason to stick around. Having opportunities to move up within the
  organization allows members to see their personal growth. Encourage members to run for
  office or take on varying degrees of leadership on projects.

  People appreciate being recognized for their efforts. Acknowledge volunteers for their
  time, effort and achievement. Ask your members how they would like to be recognized and
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how they want to recognize others. Are they motivated by certificates, celebrations, food,
seeing their name in the newspaper, having a letter of commendation sent to them or maybe
their parents? You don’t have to do anything elaborate. A little effort and a pat on the back
will go a long way in making members feel respected and appreciated.

Students want to do significant work. Students volunteer because they want to make a
difference and it is important that they feel the work they are doing is a contribution to the
greater good. Make sure your members and potential recruits can see how their work fits in
the bigger picture.

People talk. Good or bad, members will share their UMADD experiences with their friends
and social network. Do all you can to ensure every UMADD volunteer, one-time, short term or
long term, has a positive experience because if you lose one person, you often lose their
friends as well.

People like positive working conditions. Just like working a job, volunteers thrive and enjoy
working in conditions that allow them to work at a high level. An environment that is friendly
and supportive is an effective atmosphere for creating and maintaining a healthy volunteer
base.

Altruism is not a volunteer’s only goal. Many students volunteer their time in an effort to do
well but it is okay to want and seek personal growth at the same time. UMADD can be a nice
addition to a resume. Someone may want to increase their experience in a certain area, such
as PR or group/team leadership. Each volunteer is seeking something. Determining their
needs will help you present UMADD members with opportunities that meet those needs.

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE OF RECRUITMENT

You may have experience working with student volunteers but your challenge is finding
students to be involved with UMADD. There are some simple steps that you can take to
establish an identity for your UMADD group, to generate some interest in what you’re doing
and to begin to build a list of potential volunteers for your work. Consider the following:

   Develop table tents and distribute them at cafeterias and other meeting places

   Create a flyer, make copies and distribute it to all residence halls

   Set up a display table at freshman/new student orientation and ask to speak to each group

   Obtain a list of other student groups and send a letter telling them about how they can get
    involved with UMADD; ask to attend their meetings and talk about UMADD

   Set up meetings with professors/faculty and ask them to give extra credit for volunteer
    hours to UMADD

   Host joint meetings with other groups

   Recruit student government members



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    Ask to meet with service and social Greek organizations and pitch them on doing their
     community service projects using UMADD as their charity

    Set up a booth at popular campus meeting places

    Ask advisors and other faculty to recruit for your group

    Visit local high schools and speak with prevention groups or the senior class

    Hand out information about UMADD to students in your classes

    Leave hand-outs for students who visit the wellness center


Hosting a Kick-Off Event
 RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS WITH A KICK-OFF EVENT

 A great way to recruit potential members is through a kick-off event that will introduce
 individuals to UMADD and motivate them to become involved. It can be a public event or
 activity or an invitation-only meeting that will engage your guests in UMADD and all it has to
 offer. You could:

    Host a campus candlelight vigil to honor those injured or killed due to drunk driving or
     underage drinking

    Host a meet-and-greet pizza party for invited guests

    Hold a social activity (like a Luau Night) with games and fun and make a quick presentation
     about the UMADD group and invite people to get involved

    Sponsor a homecoming float or booth

    Sponsor a campus-wide event featuring a drunk driving victim telling their story

    Create a “safe spring break” activity or program

    Create a highly visible and representative display to showcase the number of college
     students killed by alcohol each year (like lining up 1,700 pairs of shoes along campus
     sidewalks)

 GET THE WORD OUT

 When planning a campus-wide activity, it is absolutely necessary to publicize your event to
 drum up interest. Start at least two weeks before the event and conclude when the event
 actually starts. There is no such thing as too much publicity. You might want to:

    Attend school volunteer fairs or set up a booth in high-traffic areas in the student center

    Send out campus-wide emails or text messages
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   Post a Facebook or Myspace notice

   Create an email chain where all UMADD members email their friends asking them to email
    their friends

   Place fliers around campuses (mailboxes; kiosks; bulletin boards)

   Write an article for the school newspaper about your upcoming UMADD event or the
    problems your group is hoping to address

   Deliver donuts to local DJs and ask the local radio stations to broadcast event information

   Design and distribute door hangers promoting your event to every room in the residence
    halls

   Have each UMADD member commit to bring at least one friend

   Ask faculty and professors to mention it during class

AT THE EVENT:           RECRUIT

They’ve seen your face and heard your pitch and now it’s your chance to get potential
volunteers to join UMADD. Point out to them the big picture of how dangerous drinking leads
to all sorts of problems. Let them know how UMADD is working to make the campus and
community better and safer. Share the long-term outcomes of your goals and show them how
they can be a part of something bigger than themselves. And tell them how much fun you’re
having!

AFTER THE EVENT: ESTABLISH GROUP STRUCTURE

You had a small core group. You’ve added some new members. If you haven’t already, you’ll
need to establish group structure. Remember, anyone serving in a leadership capacity must
be familiar with UMADD policies and procedures and the mission of MADD. We’re providing a
description of officers and member positions for your UMADD group to consider. While your
group is not expected to have all these positions, this might give you ideas on how best to
utilize new members and place people in positions that match their talent, time and
expectations.

President
    General supervision of all day-to-day UMADD activities
    Work with other leaders/officers to set UMADD action plan
    Delegate responsibility
    Appoints committees and their chairs
    Prepare agenda for and facilitate meetings
    Contact person for faculty advisor, UMADD program coordinator and local MADD office

Faculty Advisor
    Attend general meetings
    Assist group in setting meeting agenda and action plans

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      Be familiar with UMADD group goals and mission
      Serve as a liaison and contact person for UMADD program coordinator
      Help UMADD group locate and utilize campus and community resources
      Assist during transition periods

Vice-President
    Perform duties of President as needed
    Oversee all committees
    Submit quarterly reports to MADD national office

Secretary
   Maintains minutes of official UMADD meetings
   Handles correspondence
   Certify all UMADD records
   Maintain membership roster
   Ensure all forms related to student organization charter are obtained and up to date

Treasurer
    Properly maintain group’s financial records
    Seek approval from UMADD program coordinator for any and all expenditures
    Receive, record and keep all receipts and expenditures
    Communicates with UMADD program coordinator and faculty advisor regularly
      concerning UMADD financial status
    Organize any fundraiser

Historian
    Archive and maintain all chapter activities
    Collect and organize any pictures, articles, or project documents
    Share materials with UMADD program coordinator


Suggestions for other leadership positions:

      Special Events Coordinator

      Recruitment Coordinator

      Public Relations Coordinator

      Fundraising Coordinator

      Social Coordinator

      Webmaster




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Establishing Volunteers
 MAINTAIN AN IDENTITY ON CAMPUS

 Because recruitment is an ongoing task, you need to maintain a profile on campus. Some
 things to consider are:

    Creating and delivering presentations to different service organizations

    Setting up a display booth during Alcohol Awareness Week

    Creating and delivering a presentation to each of the residence halls or Greek houses
     about the dangers of irresponsible drinking and how to get involved with UMADD

 CREATE AND MAINTAIN A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP LIST

 You need to be able to keep up with your current members, reach out to existing members
 who may have lost touch, or engage potential volunteers. You also need to know special skills
 that people offer your UMADD group when planning activities.

 This list should include:
     Name
     Address
     Phone numbers
     Email address
     Birth date
     Times available to meet
     Start date
     Preferred way to receive information (phone, email, IM, text messages, etc.)
     Special skills (Artwork, Speaking, Writing, etc)
     Specific volunteer requests

 Update your list frequently. Distribute it regularly. Keep it private and only distribute member’s
 information to people outside the group after receiving their permission to do so.

 SCHEDULE REGULAR MEETINGS

 At the beginning of each school semester, get your group together to develop a calendar and
 determine a meeting time that works for the majority of the group. A set meeting time makes it
 easier for group members to remember to attend and the consistency also allows you to invite
 new people, knowing the meeting time is set. Consider hosting general meetings every two
 weeks, knowing you can schedule more time together to plan events. And remember to
 include your faculty advisor in your meetings!




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HOST EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

   Be prepared. Have an agenda and send it out ahead of time.

   Be respectful of people’s time. Start and end meetings on time! Have someone who will
    monitor the time. Keep the discussion moving forward and bring items to a vote as time
    limits approach.

   Make sure everybody participates. Ask open-ended questions to initiate dialogue. Ask
    specific questions of specific people.

   Keep meeting minutes. This is typically the job of the group’s secretary. Having detailed
    notes will make it easier to remember what was discussed and who was present and what
    to do next. Notes can often help to resolve miscommunication and serve as a reminder of
    what people committed to do during previous meetings. Email the notes to all group
    members reminding them of their commitments and updating anyone unable to attend.

   Set time aside for fun. Have an icebreaker or activity to allow people to relax and enjoy
    themselves. This could include trivia, a quick board game, or a team-building exercise.
    Plan time for socializing as this may be the only time some group members see one
    another.

   Provide refreshments. We all love free food. It doesn’t need to be elaborate but light
    snacks can be an incentive to show up -- and to bring a friend. Make it fun by having a
    “cookies and milk” night where people bake their own special recipes or “create your own
    sundae” night.

   Define the problem. By clearly defining the problem or situation at hand, you will allow all
    members to offer advice and participate in the discussion. Do not assume that every
    person knows what the discussion is about. Keeping members educated makes them feel
    a part of the group.

   Recognize and appreciate members. Spend a few minutes each meeting recognizing
    group members for personal achievement, UMADD or otherwise. Celebrate birthdays,
    anniversaries, job promotions or acing an exam. Create and hand out a certificate for
    UMADD milestones, such as participation in five or more activities. You can also celebrate
    team achievements by holding a fun outing at a movie theater or a bowling alley.

   Create a safe environment for meetings. People have to think that their opinions are
    heard and valued. Make sure to discuss everyone’s input. Casually dismissing or ignoring
    a person’s comment can hurt feelings and possibly alienate a great volunteer.

   Listen to outside voices. Invite guest speakers like the local or campus police chief who
    can discuss local laws that may be unique or unknown. Invite a local prosecutor to talk
    about the legal system. See if a local emergency room physician can talk about the
    tragedy they see everyday. Allow other student groups to present about their upcoming
    activities. Ask a professor to come in and give a workshop on specific topics that would
    benefit the group like public speaking, writing a press release, or designing an eye-catching
    brochure.


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    Plan and designate responsibilities. Each meeting should include planning for future
     UMADD activities. This should include not only discussion but actual action planning. Who
     is going to do what? When will tasks be completed? When is the event? All of these items
     should be accomplished during the meeting time as it helps keep things moving forward.

    Expect unfinished business. More than likely at each meeting, there will always be
     discussions that do not wrap-up. This is normal. Feel free to table discussions until more
     time is available. Or ask for a special meeting time or a committee to finish the discussion
     or make recommendations.

Keeping Volunteers
 Once you have recruited volunteers to be a part of the UMADD group, it is crucial that you
 engage and utilize their skills. No one wants to volunteer or commit themselves to something
 and then not be asked to participate. Retaining volunteers and utilizing their skills can often be
 as hard as getting them signed up in the first place.

 YOU’VE GOT SIX MONTHS

 Volunteers tend to leave within the first six months of experience with a group. The greatest
 loss of members usually occurs during this timeframe, either because they grow bored or
 something else comes along. Prospective members may approach UMADD with a pre-
 conceived set of expectations. During the first six months, they will understand whether their
 expectations are being met and will choose to stay or leave. It will be beneficial to pay close
 attention to volunteers during their introductory period to find out if they are a good fit.

 UTILIZE VOLUNTEERS WISELY

 It is crucial that you give volunteers work to do as soon as possible. You should seize their
 initial enthusiasm and find something that they will really enjoy doing for the group.
 Underutilizing volunteers is a surefire way to make someone feel unnecessary. Always ask
 volunteers specific questions about what they want to do with the group and ask them to tell
 you their strengths and expectations. As new members become familiar with the UMADD
 group, be sure to check in and see if they have any particular tasks they want to accomplish.
 This will allow them to ease themselves into their role but will also permit them to try new
 things in their quest for personal growth.

 Ask specific people to do specific things. It allows you to utilize people’s individual talents and
 skill sets. It allows you to plan in advance. It tells people that you trust them to get their job
 done and it gives them ownership. Plus, it makes it more difficult for someone to say no.
 When possible, try to match a person’s skills with a task that needs accomplishing. If one of
 your members is an art major, ask them to design a brochure. When they say yes, make sure
 they have the resources to accomplish the task. Always follow up with and provide them with
 a due date to help keep them on task. Lastly, always recognize and thank them for their
 contributions.




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EMBRACE THE OCCASIONAL VOLUNTEER

Not every person who wants to volunteer will become an active UMADD member. Many
students have full course loads, work part-time jobs and volunteer for more than one
organization. But you can still maintain a list of these volunteers and invite them to special
occasions, individual projects or bigger events. Much of the work you do as a UMADD group
will only need a few people to accomplish, such as a roll call briefing. However, for campus-
wide events, it can be useful to have a pool of volunteers who can devote a few hours to help
out.

MAKE RECOGNITION A PRIORITY

There are always opportunities for member recognition. You can organize more formal events
such as group dinners after a big project. You can give out small items of appreciation such as
certificates, pins or thank you notes. Adopting an informal and ongoing practice of recognition
can be done regularly, often at no cost and with little planning. By establishing a sense of
gratitude towards UMADD volunteers, you help create a strong sense of belonging.

   Thanks should be frequent, sincere and timely. Saying thank you or sending a note
    takes very little time and goes a long way to help volunteers feel a sense of belonging to
    the group. Volunteers often need a “keep it up” during a project or a “job well done” after a
    project. Be specific and sincere in thanking people for their time, ideas, manual labor,
    carpooling, donation, painting, vision, etc.

   Thank the person, not the work. When a project has been completed, make sure you
    recognize each person who was involved with the activity or task.

   Be consistent. Make sure that equal praise and recognition is given for equal work and
    participation.

   Be individual. Each person will be different in how they like to receive recognition. Some
    may not feel comfortable receiving public recognition and might prefer a simple note saying
    thanks. Some might like a trip to Starbucks. Knowing your members and their
    personalities will help selecting the right type of gratitude.

   Be strategic. When you see a behavior or an accomplishment that models the type of
    volunteer behavior you are seeking, recognize it publicly to encourage more of the same. If
    someone demonstrates a talent or achievement, ask them to take on more responsibility
    but realize they may decline due to a demanding school or work schedule.

   Be thoughtful. Ask for opinions. It makes one feel good when their thoughts, ideas and
    contributions are important and recognized.

PLAN FOR CHANGE

With any student group, change is a natural, healthy part of the group life-span. Change
brings new ideas, new perspectives, and allows for new students to take on leadership roles
within the group. It can be difficult for the current UMADD leaders to let go and allow others to
take over the reins, but this becomes a necessity as students graduate, take jobs, or move on.


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A great strategy for minimizing disruption during transition is to establish shared leadership
roles. This will pay dividends when someone becomes unavailable or their priority shifts in
different directions. Grooming freshman and sophomore students to take on leadership roles
can also help prevent a potential leadership vacuum when students graduate.

At the end of each semester, the UMADD group should discuss with their faculty advisor
upcoming changes and how they might be handled. This should include ideas for the summer
months and an official meeting date to begin the fall semester. The incoming UMADD leader
can establish and maintain contact with both the faculty advisor and the UMADD program
coordinator during the summer break about ideas, projects and resources.

Outgoing UMADD leaders can make the transition period easier for incoming leaders by
creating an information packet to be shared, updated and handed down from successive
UMADD leaders.

The packet could include:
    Contact information
         o Faculty advisor
         o UMADD program coordinator
         o Other UMADD members
         o Local/campus police
         o Affiliate MADD office
         o Campus leaders
         o Media contacts
    A final yearly report that includes goals and accomplishments of the previous year
    An officer list and their responsibilities
    UMADD program materials
         o Manual
         o Expense reports
         o Policy and procedures
         o Reporting sheets
         o Banners and other promotional items
         o Relevant research and resource materials provided by UMADD program
             coordinator
         o Any materials or resources provided for the UMADD program
    Campus student organization information
         o By-laws
         o Constitution
    Budget and expenses report
    Key campus dates and annual UMADD events
    Plans for a leadership retreat or other activities
         o Invite officers
         o Discuss future plans

Having a firm transition plan in place will help the UMADD group hit the ground running with
new leadership. Lastly, the UMADD program will work with the new leader and the faculty
advisor to help with the transition phase.




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    UMADD
Serving as a Faculty
      Advisor




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MADD appreciates your willingness to consider becoming a UMADD Faculty Advisor and
helping students on your campus work on life-saving measures. MADD is committed to
working with you, the UMADD group, and your university to provide you as many resources as
needed. However, before you agree to become the faculty advisor, please read over the
following information and familiarize yourself with the UMADD goals and projects.

GOALS OF THE UMADD PROGRAM:
      Prevent alcohol use for those under the age of 21
      Reduce and prevent dangerous drinking behaviors for those over 21
      Develop leadership and advocacy opportunities for college students

The UMADD program promotes comprehensive prevention strategies that educate individuals
and also foster a safer campus and community environment. Because students make
decisions about alcohol based on their environment, UMADD strategies ask the entire
university community to play a role in preventing underage alcohol use and alcohol abuse.
From the ads in the student newspaper to the policies for underage alcohol use in dormitories,
many factors play a part in the appeal, affordability, and availability of alcohol. UMADD
chapters work to address these environmental influences.

UMADD chapters have several objectives to help meet the goals of the program:
   Work with campus leaders to establish clear and effective policies designed to minimize
    alcohol-related problems
   Increase enforcement of underage drinking and impaired driving laws by working with
    campus and local law enforcement
   Educate students, faculty and staff concerning the scope of alcohol-related problems
    and engage them in effective prevention strategies

Studies show that college bound students drink less than their peers in high school, but once
they enter college, they quickly begin to out-drink their non-college bound peers. This is a
clear indication that the college environment must be changed.

UMADD chapters are a unique addition to most campuses. Most student-led campus
prevention efforts involve students working one-on-one with their peers. UMADD offers
students the opportunity to change the college drinking environment that impacts not only the
students but also the surrounding community for years to come. Because of the leadership
and advocacy training, UMADD chapters are a great complement to existing campus programs
with a focus on long-term results.

ROLE OF A UMADD CAMPUS ADVISOR
1. Be a liaison and resource for the UMADD group. Help students connect with campus
and community decision-makers. Use your connections to help them get established on
campus and meet the right people. Assist them in locating resources such as meeting places,
potential funding sources, new recruits, and community partners. Advocate for UMADD during
your dealings with campus administration.

2. Become familiar with the UMADD goals and projects. The UMADD program is based
on current research and utilizes effective prevention strategies. Having a firm grasp of the
goals of the UMADD program, you can better help provide resources and ideas to the UMADD
group.


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3. Stay in contact with the UMADD program coordinator. Many times it is easier for the
faculty advisor to maintain regular correspondence with the UMADD program coordinator.
Students do not always have quick access or the time to communicate regularly and it is
helpful when the faculty advisor is able to step in.

4. Attend and participate in general meetings and UMADD activities. Agreeing to serve
as a Faculty Advisor will be a serious time commitment. Understanding you have other
commitments, realize the UMADD group will be better served by your attendance and
guidance during key meetings and activities. Your help and experience will always serve as a
benefit to the UMADD group.

5. Foster an environment that encourages student leadership. It is important to know
when to step back and allow the students to run the group. However, it is also imperative to
step in and make your ideas known when the group might be in jeopardy of making a crucial
misjudgment, such as violating a campus or MADD policy.

6. Help transition from year-to-year and during changes in leadership. For many
UMADD groups, the only constant is the faculty advisor. You might provide the only link from
year-to-year as new students replace graduating students. Your history and understanding of
the UMADD program will only be a benefit in helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of
the UMADD group at your university.

7. Ensure UMADD group is following protocols. MADD has a set of policies and
procedures that need to be maintained. A list of them is provided for your quick reference but
feel free to contact the UMADD program coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.

8. Make sure the UMADD group remembers to turn in paperwork. All UMADD groups are
required to turn in quarterly reports. The UMADD program coordinator will send out a
reminder approximately two weeks before the reports are due. These reports help to quantify
the projects the UMADD groups are completing and provide justification to financial supporters
of UMADD.

9. Respect the goals and the mission of the UMADD program. UMADD is designed to
function within the confines of current laws at the federal, state, and local level. While your
personal views may differ on certain aspects of the program, we ask that you respect and
maintain support for MADD’s positions while involved with UMADD. Representatives of MADD
cannot endorse illegal behavior and MADD is committed to student safety.

WHAT MADD OFFERS
You and the students you work with are volunteers and we are extremely appreciative of your
time and efforts. We realize it will present some challenges; however we also know that
UMADD has the potential for great success. MADD has scrutinized the research and selected
projects that have been proven to work. As the Faculty Advisor, you will have access to:
    Annual training
    Up-to-date resources
    Technical support
    Project documents and materials
    Possible funding
    Name recognition of a national organization


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