The University Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAOD)
New Title and Appointments
Effective October 2019, the former Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs was changed to the Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs. The charge to the Council is to make recommendations to the Vice President for Student Life each year on ways to further a healthy social and intellectual climate by reducing the role of alcohol and other drugs in the student culture. The goal is to create a campus culture where students make wise choices that support their own success and that of others, and uphold their responsibilities as academic citizens of the Elon community. Toward these ends, the Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs will:
- Develop and contribute to the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations biennial review.
- Identify existing prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery programs for students; support ongoing assessment of these efforts; and make recommendations to improve outcomes.
- Coordinate resources and communication among those responsible for alcohol and other drug programs.
- Enhance community awareness of pertinent topics, trends, and resources; and engage faculty, staff, and students in ongoing efforts to support student health and well-being.
2020 – 2021 COAD Members
Whitney Gregory (Co-chair)
Assistant Dean of Students
Julie Lellis (Co-chair)
Faculty Fellow for Substance Education Associate Professor of Communications
Coordinator of Student Wellness Programs Campus Recreation and Wellness
Allison Agresti Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
Faculty Expert in Substance Use Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Director of Residence Life Residence Life
Director of Student Conduct Office of Student Conduct
Associate Director of Student Involvement Student Involvement
Jana Lynn Patterson
Associate Vice President for Student Life / Dean of Students / Assistant Professor
Assistant Provost for Communications and Operations / Professor of Exercise Science