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Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Carolina Community Coalition

United to nurture a safe environment on our campus, our members promote healthy behaviors among faculty, staff, students and community organizations.

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Members of the coalition work to help reduce high-risk substance use on campus and make recommendations for policy change.


Coalition Meetings

The coalition meets the first Thursday of the month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Russell House Room 304.

We educate our community through education, presentations and discussion, and perform assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of substance abuse prevention strategies.



February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3 


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.

Steering Committee


The steering committee meets on Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Russell House Room 301.

Spring 2018 Dates

  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 31


Steven Burritt
Rebecca Caldwell
Shauna Cooper
David Dannels
Anna Edwards
Keith Ellis
Emily Epting
Eric Grabski
Maureen Grewe
Jarod Holt
Janie Kerzan
Aimee Hourigan
Shannon Nix
Marguerite O’Brien

Educating Campus Leadership Workgroup

Goal: Increase awareness and communication with administrators and decision-makers about the state of alcohol use on campus.

Leader: Aimee Hourigan, 

Biennial Review Workgroup

Goal: To create the 2018 Biennial Review in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations [EDGAR Part 86].

Leader: Rebecca Caldwell, 

Late-night Options and Programming Workgroup

Goal: Catalog what late night programming is currently happening and complete a SWOT analysis.

Leader: TBD

Bar Outreach Project Workgroup 

Goal: Continue implementation and partnership with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.

Leader: Shannon Nix,  

Strategic Plans

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education