The Office of Special Projects is responsible for coordinating and overseeing Lehigh’s alcohol
prevention efforts. Its mission is to create a healthier, safer living and learning environment
by reducing the frequency of alcohol abuse and its attendant consequences.
By taking an overall, environmental change approach to reduce the harmful effects of high risk
drinking, we hope to change the prevailing culture that views college alcohol abuse as a rite of
passage. We are working to make it more acceptable for students to choose not to drink and to
encourage those students who choose to drink to do so in moderation.
By transforming the culture and effectively addressing abusive drinking, we can help more students
reach their full potential, enhance the educational experience for everyone, and eliminate the vast
majority of undesirable and debilitating consequences of alcohol on campus.