What Parents Should Know
Studies have shown that
parents’ opinions and guidance do influence their college students’
decisions, including regarding drug and alcohol use.
learn more by downloading
"What Should Parents Know About Alcohol and Drugs on Campus?"
publication from SMU’s Dean of Student Life Office and Center for Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Prevention includes tips on discussing substance use,
information about legal penalties and University sanctions, parental
notification policies and suggestions on staying involved, such as:
- Call your student
frequently during the crucial first semester, and know the signs of
substance abuse, including lower grades, mood changes and an
unwillingness to talk.
- Attend Family Weekend
and other campus events, and ask to meet your student’s friends.
- Familiarize yourself
with campus resources and encourage your student to use them, including:
- Center for
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention: 214-768-4021
- Dean of Student
Life Office: 214-768-4564
- SMU Police
Department: 911, or 214-768-3333
non-emergency crime tip: 214-768-2TIP
- Deanie Kepler, SMU Parent Liaison - 214-768-4797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Lori S. White, Vice President for Student Affairs -
214-768-2821 or email@example.com