Drug and Alcohol Education Programs
All incoming freshmen are required to participate in AlcoholEdu for College—an online, science-based alcohol prevention and education program focusing on the impact of alcohol on the mind and body, which takes approximately two hours to complete and includes a 45-day follow-up.
Pitt complies with the federal Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools Act. The University annually distributes information about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and available alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation, and assistance programs to all students, faculty, and staff through mailings, the Student Code of Conduct, and online.
The University of Pittsburgh Personal Education, Assistance, and Referral (PEAR) program aims to reduce drug and alcohol abuse by:
Students may decide to participate in the PEAR program voluntarily, or they may be referred as part of a disciplinary action. Completion of the program requires payment of $50 fee, attendance at two 120-minute education sessions, as well as a final assessment interview with the instructor.
Q: What are some other resources I can access for help with alcohol or substance abuse?
A: Pitt provides an office dedicated to wellness education for students. Anyone within the Pitt community is welcome to refer students or to call for educational services. For more information, contact the Office of Health Education and Promotion of the Student Health Service (SHS) at 412-383-1830 or visit SHS at the Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Avenue, fifth floor.
University of Pittsburgh Police
or Noncampus Phone
General Assistance 4-4040
Sexual Assault Services
Student Health Service
University Counseling Center
Environmental Health and Safety
PHONE NUMBERS (OFF CAMPUS)
City of Pittsburgh Police,
Fire, Ambulance 911
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
24-hour hotline 1-866-363-7273
Center for Victims of
Violence and Crime
24-hour hotline 412-392-8582
of Public Welfare
ChildLine for abuse reporting
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