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UPD and UFIT Collaborate on Student Alcohol and Drug Education Initiative

SCREEN CAPTURE: Image from the Alcohol, Drugs, and the Law seminar taught by the UF Police Department.

The UF Police Department (UPD) called on UFIT to transform its “Alcohol, Drugs, and the Law” seminar into a more impactful experience for student participants.

“UFIT helped us revamp and create a new method to deliver our ‘Alcohol, Drugs, and the Law’ seminar,” said UPD Sergeant Tim Peck. “Our goal was to remake our delivery from the traditional sit-and-listen version to a more hands-on class. At the same time, we wanted to make sure we had a way to gauge whether or not the students were learning. UFIT Training helped us achieve both of those goals.”

The seminar explains the consequences of alcohol and drug use, with offending students required to enroll after a violation is reported. UFIT’s Training and Education team worked with with UPD officers to refresh and transform the seminar into an active learning environment where students not only recognize their mistakes, but learn how to use alcohol responsibly in the future. The seminar uses effective training and engagement strategies to reach students and support behavior change.

UFIT would be happy to discuss how to incorporate IT and best practices to achieve your department’s training and education needs. Please email ufit-training@ufl.edu to begin the conversation.