Health and Wellness Education offers a variety of drug and alcohol education options for students to reflect on the role of substances in their lives and work toward changes that support their academic and personal goals.

Many students choose not to consume drugs or alcohol for the majority of their Middlebury career. Whether developing new hobbies, studying in a new content area, or developing healthy interactions with substances, college can provide opportunities to try new things.

Education Offerings

Students can sign up for a range of educational offerings on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use, and may also be sanctioned to attend by a conduct officer. To sign up for an Educational Sanction, please visit Make an Appointment. To request a program for yourself, your residence hall, organization, or team, please contact

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is an approach that engages directly with individuals who use drugs and uses their personal goals to reduce the risk associated with substance use. This may include strategies that:

  • prevent overdose or the transmission of infectious diseases, 
  • promote physical, mental, or social well-being, 
  • or provide low-barrier options to accessing treatment.

Harm Reduction is a major focus in the continuum of care outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Overdose Prevention Strategy.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Notice

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires that Middlebury annually notify all students, faculty, and staff of important alcohol and drug policies.

In Case of Emergency

Call 911 for any medical, fire, police, or life-threatening emergency. 

For other emergencies call Public Safety at 801-443-5911.