The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs (AOD) utilizes a social norms and harm reduction approach, providing education, prevention and counseling services necessary so that HWS community members can make responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs.

Through this approach, students receive current and accurate information regarding the norms at Hobart and William Smith. Students are challenged to rethink their perceptions regarding how often and how much their peers use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

In addition, the Office incorporates strategies that seek to maximize both the intellectual and social growth of students by using motivational methods to engage students to begin the process of exploring behaviors along a continuum of beneficial to harmful consequences.

AOD encourages an atmosphere that recognizes no use is acceptable and will work with students to provide substance-free activities and housing accommodations. Support through counseling is available for students who are at risk of developing alcohol and other drug-related concerns, as well as those who are impacted by the secondary effects of another persons' use of substances.


Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
91 St. Clair St., Second Floor
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3844
Fax: (315) 781-4432


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Evening appointments are available by request

Directions (on campus)

At the 4-Way Stop sign located at the corner of St. Clair Street and Pulteney Street continue on St. Clair St towards Hubbs Health Center (away from Seneca Lake). The office is located at 91 St. Clair Street on the second floor of the Center for Counseling and Student Wellness.

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.