Penn DAPA (Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisors)

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Penn DAPA is Penn's student peer education group around issues relating to alcohol and other drugs.  DAPA members are student leaders, athletes, members of greek chapters and more who come together to talk with their peers about high risk behaviors that impact them as students and as people.  DAPA's do not "preach abstinence," rather, they are dedicated to working with students to reduce harm and minimize the negative consequences of high risk alcohol and other drug abuse.  Key annual DAPA initiatives will include:

  • The Say Something Campaign: The Say Something program is a peer-led initiative to encourage students to "say something" to a friend if they are concerned about the friend's behavior.  Say Something helps students identify high risk behavioral patterns as well as teaches the tools for how to "say something."  Say Something trainings are held each Fall for 1-2 members of every student organization on campus CLICK HERE to see the latest presentation.
  • Education Workshops for New Greek & Non-Greek Members: DAPA's engage new members in fraternities and sororities each Spring semester in activities that lead to conversations about alcohol and other drug abuse.  These workshops are an opportunity for all new members in the Greek community on campus to talk openly about questions or concerns they have about alcohol and other drug issues. We encourage non-Greek organizaitons to consider hosting workshops as well!
    If you are interested in joining Penn DAPA, please email Noelle Melartin (melartin@upenn.edu) to get in touch with the current Penn DAPA's.