Wellness Education and Alcohol-Abuse Prevention

Luther is committed to a living-learning environment that encourages caring relationships and an understanding of the wholeness of life. The use of alcohol and other drugs affects all our lives, whether or not we choose to use them. Irresponsible, unsafe, or abusive health behaviors/practices, including the high-risk or inappropriate use of alcohol or other drugs, can seriously impair or interfere with an individual's ability to live and learn in the college community. The Lifetime Wellness program provides a number of alcohol prevention and education programs. The Personal Fitness and Wellness class is a required first-year class that provides an online alcohol program called Alcohol Edu. Residence Life and Wellness also work very closely to offer alternative activities, education, and environmental strategies that promote abstinence from drinking. Together these efforts attempt to provide a healthy living and learning environment.