...just remember that the use of alcohol and drugs don’t have to be a part of these experiences. Some students choose to drink or smoke, and many choose not to. Whatever you choose, remember to keep it social.
Acadia University recognizes that access to substances for consumption (alcohol, cannabis, and other legal or illegal drugs) is a part of everyday life, but we view this from a perspective of wellness and harms reduction. We use all opportunities to share information about how attitudes, behaviours, indicators, and protective strategies can help students navigate a culture of substance use in a positive way.
The most important things you need to know are:
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the university's official policy. We expect you to:
In short: follow the law, follow campus regulations, take care of each other, and avoid drinking to excess.
If your use of alcohol or drugs is becoming a habit or negatively impacting your life, please consider reaching out to a campus counselor for support. Consider if your use of alcohol or drugs is:
Keep it Social is a student-led initiative that informs students on habits and practices that is appropriate when using substances. This initiative promotes making responsible decisions about alcohol use ad reducing harms surrounding high-risk drinking.
Acadia University is a partner with the Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms. PEP-AH is a group of universities and colleges from across Canada, partnered with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Universities Canada. This partnership is focused on supporting nationwide campus efforts to reduce the harms related to alcohol consumption.
Safety & Security
Open 24 hours a day
Tel: 902.585.1103 or "88" from a campus 585 phone
519 Student Union Building
30 Highland Ave.
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6
Naloxone kits are available at Safety & Security or in every Residence; ask an RA for assistance.
If substance use is impacting your life, please consider speaking with our Counselling team.
You can also book an appointment with a doctor at the campus Health Centre.