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Substance Abuse Services


Peer Health Educators

Three to four student staff are trained and work as Peer Health Educators taking wellness programming into the residence halls and Greek houses on our campus. They facilitate such programs as Empathy Belly; Facts on Tap; Condom Sense; Red Light, Green Light; Massage; and  Healthy Intimate Relationships. To schedule a program for your group, please contact or call 319-273-6119.

Violence/Alcohol Education and Prevention

UNI has placed a great deal of resources toward prevention and education initiatives relating to violence and alcohol use in the college setting.  These initiatives range from programming and training, to awareness campaigns, speakers and events.

If you are interested in having a program, presentation or training session for your group, we can provide this service from what we have developed, or we will tailor the content to best meet the needs of your group. 

To schedule a program, presentation, training session, or just to gain further information, please contact Mark Rowe-Barth, Associate Director/Student Wellness Services, or 319-273-3423.

Research tells us that anywhere from 50-90% of all sexual assaults among college-aged individuals involves alcohol; whether it was the victim, perpetrator or both who had been drinking. Learn more about gender-based violence in the college-setting…

e-Check-up to go Online Program

The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are personalized, evidence-based, online prevention interventions for Alcohol & Marijuana developed by counselors and psychologists at San Diego State University. Drawing on Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2002) and Social Norms Theory (Perkins & Berkowitz, 1986), the eCHECKUP TO GO programs are designed to motivate individuals to reduce their consumption using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The programs were designed and are updated with the most current and reliable research available. The eCHECKUP TO GO programs are currently in use on over 550 universities and colleges across in 49 states, in Canada, Australia and Ireland. At UNI, cCheckup To Go is utilized with students enrolled in the Cornerstone and Strategies for Academic Success courses. Any student can utilize this program for free! Simply click Alcohol to begin that program, or click Marijuana to begin that program.


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Safe Ride Shuttle Information

Are you looking for a safe, alternative means of transportation for the weekend? The UNI SafeRide runs every Friday and Saturday nights between campus, several off-campus apartments, and Main Street. Best of all, it's free! View this page for an up-to-date schedule: