Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance (NECPA) works collaboratively to develop strategies for reducing and preventing high-risk drinking and substance use among Nebraska college students.
National, state, and data resources
Evidence based programming tools
Our most recent campaigns
- Our November newsletter is now available. December Newsletter.
- We need your suggestions on dates and topics for the 2024 NECPA Statewide Convening! Please take a moment to respond to this brief poll by December 8, 2023 - it will take less than 2 minutes to fill out: 2024 Statewide Convening Date & Topics Poll
- UNL Recreation Center Inherits Alcohol and Drug Education Program
- UNL’s Methodology and Research Center (MERC) has developed fact sheets that focus on key findings of the 2022 NACHB survey to help ensure that the data collected is used to guide prevention programming statewide. Check out the most recent fact sheets here:
- NECPA would like to welcome Midland University as a new member institution! Midland has campuses in Fremont and Omaha and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies to students who aspire to grow, learn, and build relationships that will last a lifetime. We are excited to collaborate with Midland to develop strategies for reducing and preventing high-risk drinking and substance use on their campuses!
- "Smoke and Mirrors: What should colleges do about the proliferation of misinformation about cannabis?", Malinda Kennedy, ScD Published April 25, 2022 in the Mary Christie Quarterly
- Cannabis Fact Sheet, The Maryland Collaborative, Published April 26, 2022
- Exciting news from the NECPA - we've already begun awarding mini-grants for our latest funding cycle! We're thrilled to share that the following members have been granted funding to implement alcohol and substance use prevention strategies on their campuses through May 2025:
- University of Nebraska-Kearney
- Union College
The NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches. Register Here: https://www.naspa.org/events/strategies
Meeting of the Minds is an annual health, safety, and well-being conference designed to help campus professionals address the critical health behaviors of college & university students. The conference brings together student peer educators, student affairs professionals, campus and local law enforcement and public safety professionals, campus counseling, health, and well-being professionals, and alcohol and other substance misuse prevention professionals for 3 days of professional development, educational sessions, and networking! Find out more here: https://www.mopiptraining.org/mom/
JOIN THE NECPA
The NECPA Currently includes 26 institutions of higher education in Nebraska, including private and public colleges and universities as well as community colleges and proprietary colleges. NECPA members use strategic and comprehensive environmental approaches to reduce high-risk drinking and the negative effects of excessive alcohol use. The only criterion for membership is the written commitment of the top administrator to support his/her personnel in efforts to reduce high-risk drinking among the institutionʼs students.
To learn more about the NECPA or how to join, please fill out our contact form.
o This project is supported in part by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Community Based Service Program (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1B08TI083954-01, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant. The NECPA received a sub-award of $500,000 for the funding period 09/01/2023 - 05/31/2025 through the Nebraska Department of Health and Services (DHHS), Division of Behavioral Health. No non-federal sources of funding support this project; it is 100% supported by federal dollars. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS, SAMHSA, or HHS.
The Omaha Collegiate Consortium (OCC) is a subset of the NECPA and is supported by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center of Substance Abuse Treatment under grant number T1010034-17, Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant through a sub-award agreement with Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare. The OCC received an award of $115,770 for the funding period 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024. No non-federal sources of funding support this program. The contents reflect the views of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS, SAMHSA, Center of Substance Abuse Treatment, DHHS, or Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.