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Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Carolina Community Coalition

United to nurture a safe environment on our campus, our members work together to identify strategies to reduce high risk behavior and promote a healthy campus and community.

With heightened safety measures, the Coalition continues to collaborate to build a safe, healthy learning environment. Meetings are being held virtually, please register to participate.

Coalition Meetings

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.

February 4: UofSC's Biennial Review 2020

March 4: Q&A with Dr. Tim Stockwell

April 1: TBD

May 6: Semester summary from Student Conduct, Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations, University Police, Gamecock Entertainment

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

Workgroups and Committees

In 2016, the coalition revised its structure to form 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, SAPE Director, at or call 803-777-3933.


The steering committee meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2021 Dates

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20


  • Steven Burritt
  • Courtney Buzan
  • Rebecca Caldwell
  • Julian Capel
  • Shauna Cooper
  • David Dannels
  • Anna Edwards
  • Eric Grabski
  • Maureen Grewe
  • Jarod Holt
  • Aimee Hourigan
  • Janie Kerzan
  • Boris Klarić
  • Marc Shook
  • Shannon Nix
  • Marguerite O’Brien
  • Nikki Prudé

Goal: Gather feedback and information about the student experience related to designated topics. The focus for 2020-2021 is student substance use during COVID. 

Leader: Boris Klarić

Goal: Develop a handout and short presentation for external groups focused on what UofSC is doing to address college substance use and misuse. 

Leader: Aimee Hourigan

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

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