Letter from the Dean of Students

The faculty and staff of The University of Tampa share your exceptional vision and ambition for all aspects of your life, in and out of the classroom. Your personal and professional development, and that of your peers, is the cornerstone of a partnership that will last during your years here and beyond. It is an exciting journey on which we embark together.

Although alcohol and other drug use does not present a problem for most students, alcohol abuse and experimentation is an issue that affects the entire community. Since most students favor activism and prevention efforts over negativism and disciplinary action, our school is always looking for innovative ways to enhance our comprehensive alcohol strategy and to promote the responsible use of alcohol both on- and off- campus.

Your physical and emotional health, now and throughout your life, will serve as a critical foundation for the greatness that your intellect and creativity afford you. And, as always, your commitment to yourself comes with a shared commitment to the health and welfare of others. Just as you have throughout your life, you will have a special opportunity to impact the lives of your peers in positive and productive ways, and we are committed to helping you do so in any way that we can.

The University of Tampa is proud to offer MyStudentBody as part of our orientation program. Every incoming first-year and transfer student will be required to take the MyStudentBody on-line course. MyStudentBody features online courses about alcohol and drugs that are used in schools nationwide as a requirement for first year students. Providing online education through a flexible, interactive design, the MyStudentBody courses teach students about alcohol, drugs and other addictive substances. The goal of the course is to increase students’ knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors and provide information to help students make good decisions. Students must complete all three modules with a passing score. Login instructions will be posted once they become available.

MyStudentBody, a comprehensive college health suite, is a research-based initiative that is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MyStudentBody also covers the following health areas: Alcohol, Drugs (Illicit and Prescription), Stress, Sexual Health and Relationships, Tobacco and Nutrition. I hope you will take advantage of this confidential, online resource. It is available to you 24/7. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about the program.


Sincerely,


Stephanie Russell Krebs
Dean of Students