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SUPER offers a variety of programs supporting a safe campus for all of Stanford's communities. Here you find information about 5-SURE, PEERs, Cardinal Recovery, Well House and harm reduction supplies. 

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5-SURE Safe Rides

5-SURE is for all Stanford students, faculty and staff. Drivers are trained to handle a variety of situations. The service assists thousands of students per quarter by providing transportation to and from an array of campus locations that range from parties and other campus activities to dormitories and libraries. 5-SURE welcomes any constructive criticism, service oriented workers, and/or opportunities to aid the Stanford community by working towards eliminating serious risks. SERVICE NOW RUNS 8 P.M. - 2 A.M.

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5-SURE on Foot

Active bystanders provide a documented and proven solution toward shifting the culture around college drinking. With student input and administrative support, our team keeps an eye out for potentially dangerous situations happening outside during party nights.  The student staff alters the trajectory of a potentially intoxicated student’s night, preventing a relatively small problem from becoming a dangerous situation.  Also, if you're feeling unsafe walking back to your dorm on a weekend night, our team will gladly walk you back home.

Cardinal Recovery

Stanford's collegiate recovery program, Cardinal Recovery, provides peer-led support for substance use and behavioral addictions. Because recovery is a subjective and varied experience, Cardinal Recovery embraces SAMSHA's working definition of recovery as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. In addition to facilitating a variety of weekly recovery meetings, Stanford affiliates can find inclusion and belonging at substance-free events hosted by Cardinal Recovery.

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The Well House

The Well House creates a substance-free undergraduate residential community and experience based on the theme of wellness. This provides an environment for students to learn and practice holistic approaches to physical, mental, and emotional health.  The values of the substance-free community are connection, equity, belonging, authenticity, and vulnerability and humility. Students living at The Well need to commit to live substance-free and actively promote an environment based upon the respect and care for others.

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The PEERs are highly trained paid undergraduate (and co-term) peer educators that Prevent harms, Educate about holistic health and well-being, Empower our community, and Refer students to campus resources. They are trained in the fundamentals of public health as it relates to the following topic areas: substance use, sexual citizenship, and health promotion. The PEERs program is partnership with the SHARE Education Office.

Harm Reduction Tools Program

Harm reduction: “a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use” - National Harm Reduction Coalition.                                                                        SUPER offers cups, party wristbands, Narcan and fentanyl testing strips to the Stanford community.

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