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Transylvania receives national recognition for online prevention programs

Transylvania University has once again been recognized for its successful online prevention efforts to promote student safety, well-being and inclusion.

As it did in 2020, the school recently received the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention, which is earned by fewer than 10% of U.S. colleges.

Transylvania has implemented a variety of programs that make its campus a safe place to learn, complementing the caring support students provide one another.

“Every year, all students complete online summer courses around healthy relationships and drug and alcohol misuse prevention,” said Ashley Hill, associate dean of students and director of student well-being. “We want our campus to have a yearly reminder about resources in our community and the importance of looking out for each other.”

Doing this before the beginning of each school year encourages students to reflect on the warning signs of high-risk behaviors and the best ways to step up if a friend needs help.  

“Students are the ones who will have the opportunity to intervene far more often than faculty and staff,” Hill said. “Students have the power to save lives.”

Additionally, Transylvania and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority piloted an online bystander accountability program that Student Wellbeing plans to roll out for the entire campus this summer.

“Online training is a great opportunity for students to be really honest anonymously and help us tailor our programming efforts to what the actual concerns are,” Hill said. “I’m so proud of our students for their completion rates, which is how we received the 2023 Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention.”