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We are excited to have been awarded a SPF-SIG grant again for the current year, so many of our amazing prevention efforts can continue in the community. For more information about the SPF-SIG and other funding, see our Funding page.
Because the SPF-SIG funding is restricted to focusing on the problem of binge drinking in 18-25 year old populations, community support will be critical to our other efforts to continue. Please consider volunteering or donating to our cause. For more details on how you can be involved, please see our "Action" tab above.
WDT & SDSM&T Core Survey Results
The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey was developed to measure alcohol and other drug usage, attitudes, and perceptions among college students at two and four year institutions.
The survey includes several types of items about drugs and alcohol including a student's own use, attitudes, perceptions and opinions of consequences of use. In March, 2012, students attending the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) and Western Dakota Tech (WDT) were invited to take the online Core Survey. The Campuses Community Wellness Coalition (CCWC) has been the local organizer of this process since 2005. Students in various Rapid City higher educational institutions have taken this survey in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Want to know how many students at these campuses are REALLY using drugs and alcohol? Look for posters and signs to be posted on the respective campuses, and survey results can also be seen here.
Size of sample:
The CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey was sent to 1,961 SDSM&T students and 425 students responded.
(22% sample size)
The CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey was sent to 1,007 WDT students and 212 students responded.
(21% sample size)