Town/Gown Alcohol & Other Drug Subcommittee

Greater Brockport Prevention Coalition/Community Coalition

Alcohol/Drugs in a College Community Charge – Alcohol/drugs are problematic in all communities but becomes acute in college communities where the density of young adults without parental supervision can result in impaired decision-making and poor outcomes.

Strategic Responsibilities of the Committee

The subcommittee will discuss, examine research and develop additional strategies for possible implementation in the following:

  • Prevention efforts on-campus
  • Prevention efforts in the community
  • Mitigation efforts on-campus
  • Mitigation efforts in the community

Subcommittee/Community Coalition Members

  • Lauren Mazzeo (Chair)
  • Dr. Joshua Fegley
  • Denine Carr
  • Chief Daniel Vasile
  • Chief Mark T. Cuzzupoli
  • Dennis Price
  • Stephanie Hazelett
  • Paul Wheat
  • Krystal Crawford
  • Jill Martin
  • Wendy Allen-Thompson
  • Christina Scutella
  • Nicole Posluszny
  • Kerrie Gianvecchio
  • Joshua Mathews
  • Susan Smith
  • Libby Caruso
  • Michael Bove
  • Jason Teller
  • Jerry Bennett
  • Amanda Zaleski
  • Mat Hall

Meeting Dates

  • September 30, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • November 24, 2020
  • February 24, 2021
  • March 30, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • August 19, 2021


  • Virtual EagleCHECK
  • Welcome Week Campus Walks
  • Hazen Halloween
  • DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day (2 separate events each semester)
  • Narcan training
  • 4/20 campus-wide event


  • Progress on College Environmental Prevention Grant


  • Funding Agency - New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
  • Key design elements required by the grant include
    • the strategic use of a community coalition,
    • the implementation or enhancement of AOD screenings in opportunistic settings,
    • the implementation or enhancement alcohol and substance brief intervention services,
    • the use of strategic enforcement strategies,
    • the use of sound health communication strategies to address campus drinking and substance norms and complement enforcement strategies.
  • Nightlife with local establishments – survey to identify high risk areas Hopeful to gain interest in a Safer Bars initiative in Brockport, ongoing Cannabis awareness education d/t new legalization laws
  • Virtual brief-interventions to continue services through pandemic

Proposed Activity for Fall 2021

  • Screening using AUDIT/CUDIT in all APS classes during weeks 4 and 5 of the semester, coupled with additional Hazen Center for Integrated Care information and harm reduction strategies. AUDIT/CUDIT to be administered virtually.
  • Host a prescription drug take back day event
  • Focus Groups for additional data collection/needs assessment on current AOD trends.
  • Continue to build rapport with each individual village bar owner to discuss further training for employees and assess outreach programming collaboration opportunities.
  • Cannabis-specific outreach and education
  • Virtual/in-person brief interventions for mandated students
  • Update passive programming around alcohol & cannabis use
  • Begin social norms campaign development
  • Focus on outreach within the community this academic year; connecting community organizations with the campus