Check out our new page!

Updates for Campus As of January 1, 2024, Kalamazoo College has gone smoke- and tobacco-free. (You can see the full policy here: Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy) Resources Learn about the effects of smoking and the use of tobacco or nicotine, and some helpful cessation resources on our new page:

The results are in… Wellness Survey ’23

In May of 2023, First-years, Sophomores, and Juniors were asked to participate in the Wellness Survey, a brief survey asking about alcohol consumption, protective behaviors, and the perception of the campus in relation to alcohol use. Overall, 80% of participants reported consuming some amount of alcohol at some point in their life. 75% of participants […]

We hope you had a “smashing” good time!

We are thankful for all of you who attended and helped make it such a smashing success (pun intended!). It was a night of release of stress, and frustration but also of laughter, and joy. Thank you to all who donated pumpkins! Your donation created a lot of fun and supported composting efforts on-campus and […]

We’re collecting pumpkins!

a gathering of small pumpkins

Have pumpkins getting old outside your living space? Don’t want them taking up room on your front step after the trick or treaters have passed? Consider donating your pumpkins to the Pumpkin Smash on November 3rd. This event provides a space for students to express anger, frustration, stress, or just have fun destroying pumpkins. We’ll […]

Students Turning 21! Check your mailboxes

Matte Orange, Metallic Orange, and Black ballons

If you are a student turning 21 this academic year, check your school mailbox around the time of your birthday for a special gift! As always, do what’s best for you! Be safe, and participate in some protective behaviors if you chose to consume alcohol.

Narcan Training

Join the Student Health Center and Cope Network on Tuesday, May 9th from 7 to 9 p.m. for an opportunity to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Everyone attending receives a free naloxone kit.​ ​This free class will provide participants with: Information on the current overdose crisis Understanding of how addiction affects […]

Mocktails and Mingling

On March 17th, members across campus gathered for Mocktails to learn about some of the efforts to address alcohol and other drugs misuse. The event featured tables displaying different initiatives, including: Party Smart Drugs-Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Report Icon development for alcohol-free programming Get Smashed- a program addressing coping skills for stress Social […]


Welcome to the Alcohol and Other Drugs page, otherwise known as AOD! Supervised by the Wellness and CARE Coordinator, Haley Mangette, the AOD program’s goal is to support the K community and ensure the safety, success and well-being of K students. Check out the page to learn more about our prevention efforts!