ND Earns EPIC School Designation

Early Prevention Impacts Community (EPIC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2000 to address the issue of youth substance abuse in our community. Notre Dame has been awarded the designation of being an EPIC School. The EPIC School designation is a way to recognize area schools for their efforts in building a healthy and safe school community. For a school to receive this distinction, the following criteria must be met: written policies and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, age appropriate prevention programming on campus, empowering students to lead and participate in activities beneficial to the school and/or community, and teacher and staff professional development training opportunities related to substance abuse prevention.

Pictured are SADD Club Moderators Angie Schaefer and Ruth Ann Hester receiving the EPIC award plaque and check from EPIC Coordinator Jessica Belanger.

For more information, visit the EPIC website: https://www.epicprevention.org/.