Connection - Drug and Alcohol Services
The Office of Connection – Drug and Alcohol Service’s
mission is to cultivate a sense of personal accountability and empowerment
within our students. We strive to educate, so students can make healthy choices
and responsible decisions regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Through
our comprehensive program that includes prevention, education, intervention and
community coalition resources, we help our students persevere and find SUPPORT@SHIP.
To Our Current Students: Welcome back to Shippensburg University,
2017-2018 is going to be a great year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to
our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or
717.477.1164, we have a number of different resources available to students.
To Our New Students: SHIP IS IT, welcome! Look into utilizing our free online
resources such as e-toke and e-chug, we look forward to meeting and working
To Our Community Partners: Please feel free to scroll through our
website, we looking forward to continued partnerships with our neighboring
Lavell M. Simpkins, M.A.
Interim Assistant Dean of Students, Coordinator Drug and
Faculty Advisor's Welcome
Ship Students and Parents,
welcome you to the Connection Program, Shippensburg University’s alcohol and
drug education, prevention, and intervention program. The program here has been
in existence for over twenty years and provides education, referral and support
to those who have alcohol and drug infractions or issues. I am the faculty
advisor to the program and offer support, education, and training to the many
staff members who make up this quality program. My experience as a drug and alcohol
counselor and as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and College
Student Personnel here on campus allows me the opportunity to help the staff
provide the best services to students referred to us each semester.
Simpkins, the Connection Program Director, coordinates and provides leadership
and guidance to the staff members and is the main contact person if you have
questions. My role as faculty advisor is consulting in nature where I help Mr.
Simpkins and the staff with recommendations, training, and effective and
Connection Program offers a variety of services starting with a preliminary
assessment by one of our staff members. From there the staff meets each week to
make the best referral for services which can include one or more of the
following: A Basics Protocol, Early Intervention Group, Counseling, Professional
Assessment, Outpatient Treatment, Detoxification, and Inpatient Treatment. Our
mission is to best educate the student on at-risk behaviors and to provide
services and referral dependent on the preliminary assessment.
is my hope, and the hope of the Connection Staff, that this program will be of
help in making the academic and personnel experience of students here at
Shippensburg University, exceptional.
of Counseling and College Student Personnel
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