Bowdoin Health Education

Who We Are

Residential Life provides resources and education relating to issues of alcohol and drug use. Through training and programs, Christian van Loenen, Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education, works to prevent alcohol and drug abuse and to promote health in all facets on campus. The ResLife office works in close collaboration with departments across the division of student affairs in order to reach this goal.

In addition to community-focused alcohol education and prevention efforts, the Office of Residential Life coordinates with Health and Counseling Services to promote individual student wellbeing by supporting healthy decisions regarding alcohol and individual recovery support.

Student Groups

At Bowdoin, student leaders are invested in preventing alcohol and drug abuse or misuse and promoting a safe and fun social environment.

The Alcohol Team brings together students and staff to investigate ways to positively influence the alcohol climate at Bowdoin. Student members of the A Team are nominated by upperclassmen. These students are social leaders on campus and are invested in the creation of a safe drinking culture at Bowdoin.

Peer Health is a student group that promotes community wellbeing through campus-wide programs, small group facilitations, and one-on-one conversations with first year students. Peer Health focuses much of its energy on raising awareness about alcohol and drug use, as well as on mindfullness, body satisfaction, and other health-related topics.

Look through the other pages of this website and check out Peer Health on social media for more information.