Student Life

Student Outreach & Support: WADE (Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education)

A Letter to Families about



Dear Parents and Families,

Saint Joseph’s University understands that the college experience extends far beyond academics, with the social development skills practiced during these years providing the foundation for future success. Students are faced with many challenges during their college years including exposure to alcohol and drugs.  We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance our comprehensive alcohol and drug strategy.

This year, SJU is pleased to offer MyStudentBody, a comprehensive program that delivers reliable college health information to students with customizable content across each campus. Developed through work with college students and nationally renowned experts, MyStudentBody tackles the most relevant health issues on college campuses today, including alcohol, drugs, healthy relationships, nutrition, stress, and tobacco. The MyStudentBody comprehensive program provides students with valuable information, and aims to improve your student’s daily life and all around health.

What does this mean for your student?

MyStudentBody features online courses about alcohol and drugs that are used in schools nationwide as a requirement for first year students. Providing online education through a flexible interactive design, the MyStudentBody courses teach students about alcohol, drugs and other addictive substances. The goal of the course is to increase students’ knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors, and provide information to help students make good decisions.

SJU expects all first year students to complete the MyStudentBody online courses about alcohol and drugs by August 19, 2011.  Students will receive information with more details following summer orientation.


What does this mean for you?

Students rely on their parents for support and guidance throughout their college career.  MyStudentBody-Parent gives you information about how you can help your student face challenges related to alcohol and drugs head on. We encourage you to visit MyStudentBody-Parent for practical suggestions and strategies to ease the transition to school. Video conversations, interactive tools, and school specific information will help you feel more confident while talking with your student. You can access the program by going to and creating an account using SJUparent as the school code.

We are happy to provide this service to you and your students. Please feel free to share any questions or comments that you may have with regard to our on-campus alcohol and drug policy and practices. Together we will help your student succeed!



Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education Program

Student Outreach & Support, Saint Joseph's University