Gauchos for Recovery
The mission of Gauchos for Recovery is to provide a safe, supportive, and engaging environment for students in recovery from addiction to substances and addictive behaviors. Additionally, we support students who have been directly or indirectly affected by the substance use of friends or loved ones. We also seek to reduce stigma around substance use disorders and create a recovery-informed campus community.
Life of the Party
LIFE OF THE PARTY is a UCSB Student Health, student run organization that advocates for safe partying and hosts alternative events to ensure a safe and healthy community. LIFE OF THE PARTY actively encourages students to recognize the warning signs of drug or alcohol overdose and to take care of themselves, their friends and their community.
Applications for positions are available via Handshake during Spring Quarter.
Life of the Party Peer Leaders have the opportunity to develop and implement various alcohol and other drug prevention campaigns targeting both the UCSB and Isla Vista communities. This leadership position involves working with student committees to conduct field research about student opinion, create campaign materials, and develop effective strategies to disseminate the campaign messages. Peer Leaders will help with print (brochure, newspaper articles, press releases) and online promotion (social media, email marketing). In addition, interns will be trained as Peer Facilitators and will provide educational presentations for various student groups on campus as requested. The LOTP internship requires at least one full school year commitment September - June and optional summer opportunities.
Life of the Party interns help with daily administrative tasks around the ADP office and Student Health Services and provide front desk support. They serve as liaisons to other ADP Peer Educators, campus partners, and the greater Santa Barbara community and assist with marketing efforts by developing materials and online presence. Qualified applicants will demonstrate the ability to distribute ADP information to students, compile reports, as well as answer questions about ADP services in the ADP office and around campus.