Strategic Plan

Truman State University Partners in Prevention

2023- 2024 Strategic Plan

Priority Area 1/Goal 1:  Reduce risky alcohol use including binge drinking by Truman students. 

Strategy 1:  Provide alcohol-free programs to students during times when binge drinking is most prevalent.

Tactic 1:  Promotion of alcohol-free programs during Halloween, Homecoming, Reading    Day Eve, when establishments offer all-you-can-drink promotions, etc.

Strategy 2:  Educate the campus on the effects of alcohol usage.

Tactic 1: Provide risk management training to student groups.

Tactic 2: Distribute alcohol education information at live or virtual campus events (e.g. CHEERS tables, Greek new member orientation, SPHA events, Residence Life programming, etc.)

Tactic 3: Promotion of alcohol awareness programs (e.g., College Behavior Profile, ASTP, BASICS, Agreed Resolution program, Residence Life Safer Drinking Practices program, etc.)

Priority Area 2/Goal 2: Implement and promote programs to address responsibility and accountability amongst alcohol and drug sources.

Strategy 1: Promoting and teaching the signs of alcohol poisoning and drug overdose to students along with how to react when they encounter it.

Tactic 1: Implement and promote ENGAGE, a bystander intervention program, to students.

Tactic 2: Promote dangers of alcohol poisoning and how to identify it during heavy binge drinking times.

Priority Area 3/Goal 3:  Mental Health of Truman students.

Strategy 1:

Tactic 1:  Provide Ask, Listen Refer to all Truman students.

Tactic 2: Residence Life will host individual conversations with students during first semester on accessing mental health resources on campus.

Tactic 3: Residence Life will host house meetings discussing how to get help for a friend thinking about suicide or experiencing other mental health challenges.

Tactic 4:  Provide a minimum of 10 on campus or virtual courses or educational activities such as QPR, RESPOND, Mental Health First Aid, etc. per academic year.

Tactic 5: Develop programs equipping students to refer friends to resources and tell University officials about concerns.

Tactic 6: Host programs focusing on positive coping mechanisms for mental health.

Tactic 7: Support usage of the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline.

Priority Area 4/Goal 4:  Training of coalition members and campus community partners.

Strategy 1:  Support members of the coalition and related campus offices, committees, and organizations to attend educational events and receive training that promote the MOPIP mission including the annual Meeting of the Minds (MOM) conference