Dear Stanford Community From Ralph Castro
On behalf of the SUPER Team, I am pleased to announce some exciting news. The Office of Alcohol Policy & Education (OAPE) will be changing its name to the Office of Substance Use Programs, Education & Resources (SUPER) within the Vaden Health Service portfolio. SUPER will continue to have a dotted reporting line to the Dean of Students Office.
Reviewing Our Vision, Mission and Objectives
After a review of our vision, mission and objectives, and the consolidation of policy accountability/oversight within the Dean of Students Office, we thought it was a good time to rebrand the office and lean into our core educational and prevention-based mission. We are expanding the scope and broadening our focus on alcohol and drug education and programs as these continue to be challenging issues on our campus and in our world.
OAPE was created in 2011 to house a centralized office for education, prevention programs, policy oversight and environmental management strategies. Over the years, OAPE created and managed programs such as Cardinal Nights, 5-SURE Safe Rides, 5-SURE on Foot, party planning education, alcohol/drug trainings, advising, educational meetings and outreach.
In our new SUPER iteration, we will continue to manage many of these established programs as well as adding oversight of the new Stanford Collegiate Recovery Program, management within the leadership team for The Well Substance-free and Wellness Theme House and the introduction of a dynamic and new peer education program called PEERs (Prevent, Educate, Empower and Refer).
We look forward to enhancing the safety of our campus by providing impactful alcohol and drug programs, education and resources for our students and the entire Stanford community.