The Alcohol Working Group (AWG) promotes the development of a campus culture in which students who choose to drink alcohol are most likely to do so in a safe manner and make decisions about their use of alcohol, free from unhealthy or coercive influences.
To establish an inventory of policies, programs, services and informational resources available to students at Queen’s
To review current alcohol-related policies, programs, services and relevant information available to students to ensure these reflect the best practices in mental health, are of high quality and are appropriate to students in the Queen’s environment
To recommend enhancements to existing programs and services or the creation of new programs and services where need arises or best practice suggests
To develop an outline of future initiatives related to the promotion of responsible alcohol use on campus
The AWG shall meet at least once per term. Reports on existing programs and services shall be made to the Health and Wellness Steering Committee at least once per academic year or as requested. Recommendations and reports on new initiatives shall be made to the Health and Wellness Steering Committee for approval.
Bruce Griffiths, Housing and Ancillary Services - Chair
Jillian Burford-Grinnell, Society of Graduate & Professional Students, Vice-President (Finance & Services)
TK Pritchard, AMS Vice-President (University Affairs)
Jeff Downie, Athletics & Recreation
Robyn Elliott, Residence Life
Kate Humphrys, Health, Counselling & Disability Services
Joel Keenleyside, Campus Security
Ellie Sadinsky, Student Affairs
Harry Smith, Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Kristyn Wallace, Marketing & Communications
Apollonia Karetos, AMS - Judicial Affairs Director
Samantha Soto, AMS - Orientation Roundtable Coordinator
Amritpal Athwal, AMS - Queen's Student Constables Head Manager
Throughout 2012, the Alcohol Working Group (AWG) focused on reviewing the 2004/5 Campus Alcohol Policy. The entire policy was updated and unanimously endorsed by the AWG in November 2012 and approved by VPOC in December 2012. Read the policy.