The Office of Well-Being and Prevention (SAFE) provides programs and services to help students, staff, faculty and community members practice healthy choices!

Our Vision: Frostburg State University will be recognized for establishing a culture of well-being that actively supports, educates, and empowers students to make healthy choices by providing comprehensive campus activities, while reaching out to the university community with innovative, evidence informed, student-driven prevention programs.

Mission: The Office of Well-Being & Prevention Center (SAFE) engages students in developing leadership and critical thinking skills, which creates a campus environment supportive of academic success and wellness resulting in a reduction of student behavior risk factors and an increase in protective factors.

Strategies to increase student well-being

  • Develop quality education to students, faculty, staff and community
  • Provide research-based information about the nature, scope, and consequences of students’ use of alcohol, controlled substances, and the risk of other student behaviors
  • Build a coalition of prevention partners both on and off campus
  • Support social norming efforts to help challenge misperceptions of student alcohol and other drug use/abuse
  • Support students in recovery and provide evidence based strategies to effectively provide treatment options to students who are at risk
  • Utilize harm reduction approaches to empower students to make informed and healthy decisions
  • Promote effective by-stander intervention via “Bthe1” initiatives
  • Implement the use of science-based peer education as a vehicle to educate students about health, wellness and other related and relevant topics


 Most FSU Students did not binge drink in the last month.




S.A.F.E. Office

Pullen Hall, Room 109
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Don Swogger
SAFE Office Director and BURG Advisor

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