History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 28

28 He committed to development campaigns that raised UF’s private funding from $6.9 million to $30 million during his tenure. Student Affairs staff joined the campus-wide ongoing commitment to seeking private funding through development campaigns that continue today. In the mid-1970s, college student alcohol use and attitudes were the focus of Student Affairs staff nationwide. UF Dean of Students Tom Goodale served on the editorial board of the Whole College Catalog About Drinking, a publication that shared research findings about the drinking practices of American college students and provided educational materials about alcohol education, including use and abuse. UF Student Affairs staff secured grant monies from the Florida Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services (DHRS) to form the Campus Alcohol Information Center (CAIC) at UF. CAIC was the forerunner of BACCHUS (Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students), a registered UF student organization that was founded on the UF campus by Goodale and Gerardo Gonzalez in 1975. Gonzalez, a Student Affairs graduate assistant at the time, created the organization’s name/acronym and advised the student group. BACCHUS, then a UF student organization, incorporated as a Delaware not-for-profit organization in 1980 with Gonzalez as its first President and Chief Executive Officer. The organization began offering alcohol education support services and materials to 30 campus chapters nationwide. Gonzalez left BACCHUS in 1986. The BACCHUS organization merged with GAMMA (Greeks Advocating for Mature Management of Alcohol) to form The BACCHUS NetworkTM. The BACCHUS NetworkTM affiliated with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in 2013 and now has over 340 members. Grant monies to support alcohol education programs for UF students from the DHRS, the Florida Department of Community Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Education Funds for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) continued through the late 1990s. Grant monies were used to support full-time and graduate staff who trained student peer educators and to support alcohol education programs like DARE (Drug and Alcohol Resource Centers) and R.I.D.E. SAFE (Reduce Intoxicated Drivers with Education). By the mid-1980s, CAIC had become the Campus Alcohol and Drug Resource Center (CADRC). Assistant Dean of Students Liz Broughton directed CADRC until 1997 when FIPSE grant monies ended and alcohol education programs moved from the Division of Student Affairs to the Student Health Care Center Health Education Department. H i st o ry o f t h e U F D S A