Healthy Community Initiative

The Division of Student Affairs is leading a campus-wide effort to understand the issues facing all students and best address concerning behaviors and create a safe and supportive campus through a three-pronged approach:

Healthy Community Initiative
Collect data and conduct an assessment to understand the current culture, social norms and behaviors across all of campus. Assessment will inform strategies that the university can use as well as identify resources that could contribute to positive community norms and lead to MU being a model of student success.

Education
Increased awareness of programs and resources. Work with students so they can minimize risk and better understand how risky behaviors can negatively affect both their personal well-being and the university community.

Communication
Heighten marketing and communication efforts on important topics related to health and safety to mitigate risky behavior for all students. The topics will include but not be limited to dangers of hazing, alcohol safety, bystander intervention strategies and healthy relationships for the entire MU community.

Stakeholders

  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Legion of Black Collegians (LBC)
  • Missouri International Student Council (MISC)
  • Missouri Students Association (MSA)
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Association (PHA)
  • and other campus stakeholders

Actions

Fraternity and Sorority Health and Safety Survey

  • Purpose: Provide a snapshot of current health and safety behaviors to help identify immediate areas of concern.
  • Launch: November 2021

Review the Campus Community Bystander Survey Report

  • Purpose: Analyze bystander behaviors related to sexual assault and alcohol poisoning/intoxication to help inform strategies to improve the health and safety of campus.
  • Launch: The survey was conducted Sept. 27–Oct. 3, 2021. Initial statewide results made available Nov. 9, 2021.

Spring MACHB and Dialogue

  • Purpose: The Missouri Assessment of Collegiate Health Behaviors (MACHB) is implemented annually to a random sample of Mizzou students. This survey allows us to gather data regarding students’ mental wellbeing, alcohol and drug use and behaviors, sexual assault, and hazing behaviors.
  • Launch: Survey implementation is Feb. 7–14, 2022; the presentation and dialogue will occur later in spring semester.

Spring Student Experience Survey

  • Purpose: This annual survey gathers information about the Mizzou student experience focused on engagement in activities and student organizations; sense of belonging; satisfaction with various services and programs; social integration; well-being, including food and housing security; and campus climate.
  • Launch: April 2022

Year One College Behavior Profile (Y1CBP)

  • Purpose: This annual survey of incoming first-year students gathers feedback on alcohol and marijuana/cannabis use to inform programming by Student Health & Well-Being. We will also review this year’s data.
  • Launch: Summer 2022

2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

  • Purpose: Analyze 2019 data to inform policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and other sexual misconduct. The data from the survey will help university administrators formulate additional policies and practices intended to reduce sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campus and ensure that reports of sexual assault and sexual misconduct are handled with care, compassion, and a commitment to fair and prompt review and resolution.

Health and Well-Being Task Force

  • Create a taskforce from a variety of stakeholders from across campus to review initiatives and opportunities to focus on the health and well-being of MU students.
  • Launch: Nov. 2021

Implement Strategies for Alcohol Awareness

  • Partner with Student Health & Well-Being to create targeted programming for campus communities.
  • Continue to offer the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP), PHA recruitment counselors have already been trained through this program.
  • Launch: Ongoing – Student Health & Well-Being continues to provide requested programming to student organizations.
  • Spring 2022: As part of this process, FSL will designate liaisons within each council to directly recruit peer educators and better partner in effective programming. Similar actions will be taken by all student organizations.

BASICS

  • Continue to offer Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a two-part program designed to help all students understand their alcohol or cannabis use and to reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences that can be associated with substance use.
  • Launch: Ongoing

eCheckup To Go

  • Continue to offer eCheckup To Go, a brief online questionnaire that provides personalized feedback regarding alcohol and cannabis use patterns and frequency.
  • Launch: Ongoing

STAR

  • Continue to offer STAR, an individually tailored skills program designed to help all students who drink to do so more responsibly and reduce the risk of negative consequences.
  • Launch: Ongoing

Increase Hazing Awareness Across Campus

  • Determine the extent to which hazing is endemic to our campus through assessment.
  • Launch: Ongoing
  • Reengage the Hazing Consortium, a multi-year research-to-practice initiative to support universities in campus-wide hazing prevention.
  • Launch: Spring 2022
  • StopHazing Consortium campus virtual visit to assess campus culture and hazing climate by gathering qualitative data. Data gathering focuses first on positive aspects of campus culture and prominent ways in which students describe campus life. This information is helpful in thinking about tailoring a strengths-based approach to anchoring hazing prevention efforts.
  • Launch: April 2022
  • Love, Mom and Dad, a program in which the Piazza and Gruver families share personal stories of how hazing affected their families, educates about hazing and hazing prevention, and calls for action around hazing prevention about hazing.
  • Launch: TENTATIVE – Fall 2022
  • StopHazing Consortium Hazing Survey to gather data regarding hazing behaviors at Mizzou to help inform strategies for hazing prevention.
  • Launch: Fall 2022
  • Engage students in Hazing Prevention Week and use it as another opportunity to talk about hazing prevention.
  • Launch: September 2022

Healthy Boundaries Programming

  • Student Affairs will partner with Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center staff to engage programming about healthy relationships and consent for campus communities.
  • Launch: Ongoing
  • Current: RSVP will continue to provide Green Dot Bystander Intervention.
  • Spring 2022: Partners in Prevention will launch new bystander programming in spring 2022. New program will replace Green Dot Bystander Intervention training. RSVP and FSL will partner to serve as pilot groups for new state-wide program implemented at Mizzou. New program will educate around bystander behavior around power-based personal violence, biased motivated incidents, alcohol and other drugs, etc.
  • Spring 2022: Stakeholders from MSA, LBC, MISC, FSL and more will designate liaisons to directly recruit peer educators for RSVP and better partner in programming.