Partners in PreventionPartners in Prevention (PIP) is Missouri’s higher education substance misuse consortium dedicated to creating healthy and safe college campuses. The coalition is comprised of 24 public and private college and university campuses across the state. Since 2000, PIP’s primary focus is on decreasing at-risk drinking by students on Missouri’s college and university campuses. In addition to PIP’s work with high-risk drinking, Partners in Prevention also provides technical assistance and support to campuses on issues such as underage drinking, suicide prevention and college student mental health, safe driving behaviors, problem gambling, and tobacco cessation and prevention.

Members of the MWSU coalition are from a variety of departments across campus. Interested students and staff are encouraged to help develop and participate in PIP activities. Contact Dr. Brett Bruner (Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students, 816-271-5991, or Katie Miron (Director of Counseling, 816-271-4327, for more information.

Each year PIP implements the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors survey (MACHB) to gauge health behaviors and knowledge of students. The MACHB is an on-line, anonymous survey covering issues related to college student health, given to a random sample of students at the PIP schools. These data are used to design prevention programming on the various campuses.

MACHB 2020, 2021 and 2022 – All Schools Surveyed, Selected Questions: Alcohol
(PIP23 & 24 under survey year denotes # of campuses participating)
Consumed alcohol in the past year 73% 69% 58%
Report binge-drinking* at least once in the past two weeks 13% 17% 15%
Driven at least one time after consuming alcohol in the past year 9% 9% 8%

*Binge-drinking is defined as consuming 5 or more drinks in a two-hour period.

The above table shows data from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 MACHB surveys. The percentage of students that indicate consumption of alcohol in the past year has gone down by 11% from 2021, students who reported binge-drinking at least once in the past two weeks has gone down by 2% from 2021, and students who drove at least one time after consuming alcohol has gone down by 1% from 2021.

PIP Statement

MWSU PIP Contacts

Dr. Brett Bruner
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students

Katie Miron
Director of Counseling