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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Facts & Resources

Now that you are in college, you’ve got the freedom to make your own decisions about your life. In order to make an education decision, please use these facts and resources about alcohol and drugs to help you. Find out more here. 


The e-CHUG (electronic Check-Up to Go) is an online option for students to use to gain insight into their relationship with alcohol. The e-CHUG is a brief assessment tool that takes about 5 minutes to complete. E-CHUG is self-guided, requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor, and is completely anonymous. Find out more here.

Red Watch Band

The Red Watch Band movement is designed to end alcohol overdose deaths by teaching students how to handle alcohol emergencies and summon professional help. SVSU provides training dates to students who want to be more involved. Contact Student Wellness Programs for more information.

Alcohol and Other Drug Related Medical Emergencies

SVSU adheres to the State of Michigan law that aims to remove perceived barriers to calling for or seeking help. Find out more here.

Peer Health Education (PHE)

SVSU PHEs are students, just like you, going through the same college experience. The difference is that the PHEs are trained in various health topics - so they can provide their peers with accurate and useful health information. Find out more here.

SVSU Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

Saginaw Valley State University strives to offer members of the University community the same rights as those afforded to members of the larger community.  All members of the University community are responsible for making decisions about their behavior within the context of Michigan law and University regulations. Find out more here.