Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education

Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) empowers students to reduce risks related to substance use/misuse. Students can meet with staff confidentially to discuss their personal AOD use, discuss concerns about friends or family members, obtain educational materials, participate in workshops, and access resources and a support center for students in recovery. SHOP Health Educators provide formal and informal sessions and workshops for students, college residential staff, and other campus groups. For information call (831) 459-1417 or visit the SHOP website. NOTE: In January 2014, UC Santa Cruz implemented a campuswide smoke and tobacco-free policy.

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevention
  • SHOP offers many resources for promoting sexual health, including:
  • The Condom Co-Op, selling safer sex supplies at reduced cost.
  • The Birth Control Patrol—make an appointment with a peer to choose a contraceptive option.
  • Workshops, activities, and events.
  • Sexual health questions? Speak to a SHOP staff person.

SHOP is located at the Student Health Center. For more information, visit the SHOP website, call (831) 459-3772, or email