Collegiate Community Forum
October 18th at 6pm
Russell House Ballroom, University of South Carolina
This event is bringing together students from all four Columbia campuses along with law enforcement and Five Points leaders to discuss students’ experiences in Five Points and their ideas for improving the district. We want to broaden the conversation and focus on building a thriving, sustainable, safe Five Points. Join us!
The coalition meets the first Thursday of the month during the academic year from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Meetings take place online. Meetings are open to the public and all are invited, but please register for the Zoom links.
We educate our community through education, presentations and discussion, and perform assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of substance abuse prevention strategies.
September 2: Coalition Research Series: Beyond the Box: From Prison to PhD
Stanford researcher Noel Vest will share his own journey and the research on policy initiatives related to justice-system impacted students. Nothing is more effective at reducing recidivism than obtaining a college degree. Join us as we explore solutions addressing civil rights and public safety.
October 7: Coalition Research Series: The Color of Drinking: Alcohol as a Social Justice Issue
University of Wisconsin-Madison Prevention Specialist and proud alumna Reonda Washington will share the results of their Color of Drinking Study. The Color of Drinking study explores the impact of alcohol culture on students of color at a predominantly white institution. Join us for a discussion about the intersectionality of substance use, social justice, and belonging.
November 4: Coalition Research Series: The Research on Game Day: Rivalries, Alcohol, and Fan Behavior
What does the research tell us about fan behavior related to college sporting events? Health behavior social scientist Adam Barry will share the impact of opponent rankings, kickoff time, alcohol sales, and other factors on alcohol-related consequences and policy implications for university stakeholders.
December 2: Coalition Research Series: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
February 3: Coalition Research Series: TBD
March 3: Coalition Research Series: TBD
April 7: Coalition Research Series: TBD
May 5: End of Year summary from Student Conduct, Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations, University Police, University Health Services, SAPE and others.
September 3: Hazing Prevention & Education
October 1: Student Substance Use in a Pandemic
November 5: MADD SC Court Monitoring Report, 2018-2020
December 3: Semester summary from Student Conduct, Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations, University Police, Gamecock Entertainment
February 4: UofSC's Biennial Review 2020
March 4: Coalition Research Series: Minimum Unit Pricing with Dr. Tim Stockwell
April 1: Coalition Research Series: Predatory Drugs with Dr. Demi Garvin
May 6: Semester summary from Student Conduct, Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations, University Police, Gamecock Entertainment
Workgroups and Committees
The coalition structure includes workgroups in place of larger subcommittees. We welcome new ideas and input. If you are interested in working on a specific topic or issue, please email Aimee Hourigan, Director of SAPE, at email@example.com or call 803-777-3933.
The steering committee meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m, using a hybrid format.
Fall 2021 Dates
- August 17
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- Steven Burritt
- Courtney Buzan
- Rebecca Caldwell
- Julian Capel
- Anna Edwards
- Eric Grabski
- Maureen Grewe
- Jasmine Gunn
- Aimee Hourigan
- Christina Jackson
- Carli Mercer
- Marc Shook
- Shannon Nix
- Marguerite O’Brien
- Nikki Prudé
Goal: Gather feedback and information about the student experience related to designated topics.
Leader: Aimee Hourigan