The William W. Sandler Jr. Center for Alcohol & Other Drug Education advocates for a campus community that supports and empowers students to make healthy lifestyles choices thus fostering academic success and a safer and healthier campus community. Through peer education and collaboration with campus and community organizations, the Sandler Center provides outreach and support to empower students to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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  • Program Request

    How can the Sandler Center help you and your organization?

    We have several small and large scale workshops (including fatal vision goggles) with a wide range of topics covering all aspects of alcohol and other drug education. Do you have an idea, but not sure how it might work? Our peer educators can consult with you on turning those ideas into reality!

    We love collaborating! So the Sandler Center and peer educators expect that organizations will work with the Center on program logistics, rather than the Center simply arriving and giving a presentation.

    Email with your program request today!

    **Please note Program requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.

  • Health Hut

    Where will 'The Hut' pop-up next?!

    The Sandler Center’s Health Hut is a peer education and outreach program dedicated to furthering the health and wellbeing of Miami Hurricanes. The Hut not only acts as a referral source for the various health and wellness initiatives at UM, but also provides students with relevant information about alcohol and other drugs. Topics range from tailgate safety, prescription drug abuse, and study drugs, mental health, club drugs, opioids, to drunk driving.

    The Hut can be found at various locations throughout campus every other week. Follow us on social media @UMSandlerCenter to learn more about where we will be on campus this semester.

    For more information about the Health Hut or to request a Health Hut program please contact the Sandler Center at

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  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month

    Every October, college and university students will join with their peers on more than 1,000 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month (NCAAM). During NCAAM, UM students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, all designed by Sandler Center peer educators to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for current state laws and school policies when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages. For more information, make sure you are following us on instagram


  • "Make Sure"

    It 's always best to ask yourself what ’s going on and notice how you and others around you might be feeling.
    The most dangerous thing you can do is assume that things are ok.

    Don’t assume. Make Sure. 

    Developed in collaboration with UMSOC's Annual Philadthropy event, the Sandler Center's "Make Sure" campaign promotes social responsibility amongst Miami Hurricanes. The Make Sure campaign challenges students to think twice about their substance use, creates awareness around the impact of substance abuse, and empowers students to seek resources when neeeded. 

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  • Safe Spring Break

    During Safe Spring Break, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, all designed by Sandler Center Peer Educators, to get important information out the week prior to Spring Break. Topics such as personal safety, highway safety, alcohol, impaired driving, sleep, and sun safety are all addressed through high impact programming. This week gives the Sandler Center an opportunity to showcase healthy activities free from harmful behaviors and to combat recklessness during the collegiate spring break activities with the support of campus partnerships within the Healthy ‘Cane Network.

    For additional information visit the Healthy Canes Network Safe Spring Break website.


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