Alcohol & Other Drugs Task Force


The Alcohol and Drugs Task Force addresses the issues of substance use, abuse, and mental health throughout the FIU community. The Task Force will support FIU’s mission to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The Task Force will keep our partners informed of innovative and leading practices for alcohol abuse, misuse prevention, education, enforcement, social norming, healthy alternatives and other environmental strategies for addressing mental health. The Task Force endorses low-risk choices and the use of early intervention services.


  • Assess FIU campus mental health, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. 
  • Review and recommend policies related to substance use and abuse.
  • Publicize mental health resources, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug policies, expectations for behavior, and support services for undergraduate, graduate, and employee populations.
  • Provide and support education regarding substance use, abuse prevention, and mental health resources for the entire FIU Community.
  • Network with external agencies and individuals within the community and state levels to advance the mission of the Task Force.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and review the efforts of the Task Force.
  • Comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86.
  • Produce the Biennial Review and Report.


The AOD Task Force meets monthly via Zoom and consists of students, faculty, staff, and community leaders.

Task Force Composition:

Our Alcohol and Other Drugs Task Force is composed of various internal key stakeholders. These include members from:

  • Division of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Health Promotion Services
  • College of Nursing
  • FIU Police Department
  • College of Public Health & Social Work
  • Campus Life including Greek Life
  • Residential Life
  • Athletics
  • Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
  • Office of Compliance & Integrity
  • Student representatives


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