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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 complete the interest form if you would like to participate.

Coalition Interest Form

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 during the academic year from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Fall 2020 meetings will take place online. Please email for the links to join us.

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


September 5: ACTA Report

October 3: Good Samaritan Policy, ScreenU, NCHA Data

November 5: Law Enforcement Perspectives

December 5: Gameday Review

February 6

March 5

April 2

May 7

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 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2019 Dates

  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19


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

Goal: Gather feedback and information about the student experience related to designated topics. Fall 2019 focus is vaping, Spring 2020 focus is the Good Samaritan Policy.

Leader: Brian Graves, 

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,

Goal: To create the 2020 Biennial Review in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations [EDGAR Part 86].

Leader: Boris Klarić,

Goal: Catalog messages to students related to substance use from Orientation to Graduation.

Leader: TBD


Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

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