Message from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Dr. Debra Robinson

Dr. Debra Robinson

Dear Missouri S&T Family Member,

Missouri University of Science and Technology places a high priority on the health, safety, and welfare of our students. We are committed to providing an inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable campus community where student learning and development flourish. Aligned with this commitment is the Parental Notification of Alcohol and Controlled Substances Violations policy, which allows for increased collaboration with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) regarding issues about student use of alcohol or controlled substances.

We believe students benefit from discussions with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) about the impact of alcohol and controlled substance use. The effects of consumption are more significant, more destructive, and more costly than many realize. Alcohol and controlled substances can impact the student experience whether or not a student chooses to drink. Effects can include risky sexual choices, violence, vandalism, health complications, and alcohol related harm, depression, or even death.

As our partner, we encourage you to review, discuss and complete the Parental Notification Module with your son or daughter. This module contains valuable information related to the impact alcohol and controlled substances can have on student success. Research suggests that there is an association between alcohol use and college student depression and suicide, so the module also incorporates information on mental health training and support resources for students.

Finally, please talk with your student about completing the eCHECKUP TO GO module, which will be distributed to his or her University e-mail account before the fall term to reinforce making informed choices related to alcohol use and to become familiar with available resources.

Warmest regards,

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Dr. Debra Robinson
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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