A-TEAM (Alcohol-Talk, Educate & Advocate for Miners)

Missouri S&T A-TEAM promotes a healthy and safe environment by engaging with campus and community partners to prevent and reduce high-risk drinking and other problematic behaviors. A-TEAM builds awareness and encourages action by providing knowledge and resources to foster responsible and educated choices.

Missouri S&T’s A-TEAM strategic plan focuses on three priority areas of concern as identified by data from the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey (MCHBS). Strategies are aligned with a comprehensive approach of environmental management. This approach is grounded in a social ecological framework, which recognizes that health-related behaviors are affected through multiple levels of influence: intrapersonal (individual), interpersonal (group) processes, institutional factors, community factors and public policy.

Priority 1: Missouri S&T students who choose to engage in high risk drinking.

Priority 2: Missouri S&T students under the age of 21 who choose to drink in campus-approved housing locations and off-campus social gatherings.

Priority 3: Strengthen the Missouri S&T Alcohol Prevention Coalition (A-TEAM) and its comprehensive approach to campus and the community.

Steps for a safe St. Pats

  • Eat a meal high in carbs and protein
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Have a sober buddy and driver on hand whenever you may need them
  • Set limit on amount of drinks and time interval when you drink

Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors Fact Sheet

Missouri Partners in Prevention (PIP) is a higher education substance abuse consortium dedicated to creating healthy and safe college campuses.  The PIP Coalition is comprised of 21 public and private college and university campuses across the state. First implemented in 2007, the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors (formerly referred to as the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey or MCHBS) is designed to understand the role of alcohol, drugs (illegal and prescription), mental health issues, and power-based personal violence on student health and wellness.

The survey also assesses individual’s attitudes towards campus and community policies, other student’s behavior, and bystander interventions. The MACHB is administered online every spring to undergraduate students at Coalition campuses across the state. The PIP Coalition analyzes the data collected from the survey in order to implement a variety of beneficial programs at participating colleges and universities.