Prevention Program

IAIA Community

Our campus prevention program is an on-campus program that is here to support our tribal college population with a wide array of substance abuse and suicide prevention strategies, health services, and community resources to ensure the safety, success, and wellbeing of our IAIA community.

Programs are designed to promote realistic estimates of your peers’ and your own AOD use; to increase your success and health; to reduce your risks; and to help achieve a thriving campus community free from the negative consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD).

The ultimate goal is to promote academic success, lifelong learning, and wellbeing amongst members of our IAIA community. Checkout the IAIA Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy and Student Code of Conduct section in the IAIA Student Handbook.

To our students, staff, faculty, and alumni

  • We do not judge, we support safe decision making—We are here for you
  • No Lectures—just realistic experiences
  • No Hype—Only unbiased information with culturally-based community education
  • Just the facts

Location

Office is located next to campus bookstore & Café Bon Appetit and we provide community health resources, mental health promotion, prevention activities, social roundtables, community wide training, and leadership activities.

Hours

  • Monday—Friday, 10 am–5 pm (hours vary)

For more information, questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact prevention@iaia.edu.

Newsletter

AIPA Coalition

Welcome to the American Indian Prevention Association (AIPA)! All IAIA community members and partners are welcome to join our campus-based coalition and meetings are held once a month.

Join our email list (contact aipa@iaia.edu) for program updates, meeting invites, become a peer mentor, receive training invites, and voice your opinion in a supportive, inclusive space for all.

  • VisionPromoting the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our inter-Tribal community members while increasing cultural competency and creating community-based solutions.
  • MissionTo continue bringing about positive changes in the lifestyles, relationships, education, and overall wellness of IAIA community members by creating multilevel, culturally-based approaches to preventing substance abuse, opioid misuse, and suicide prevention.

Our Tribal campus community is a priority and program strategies will focus on addressing three areas of concern related to the following:

  • Alcohol use (underage drinking, binge drinking, and DWI)
  • Rx (prescription drug) opioid misuse and other drugs
  • Suicide prevention

We accomplish this goal by:

  • Bringing together IAIA community partners to increase substance abuse education & suicide awareness amongst our Tribal college community.
  • Developing activities that connect and build supportive relationships that promote overall positive well-being.
  • Implementing prevention strategies that will strengthen the community circle and aid in the process of preparing our tribal college community for the future.

Looking to the Future—the next Generation

Respect for intergenerational wisdom continues to guide us in our commitment to preparing our tribal college community members for a brighter future. It is our cultural responsibility to prepare our next generation of people to be positive, productive and proactive members of their families, communities, and academic institutions.

Join coalition by emailing ‘Partner Agreement’ to aipa@iaia.edu. Download our AIPA Packet (PDF).

IAIA Alcohol Policy

The Institute of American Indian Arts is a drug and alcohol-free campus. IAIA holds a two-strike policy in respect to drug and alcohol abuse. Individuals in possession of, drug paraphernalia, using, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the IAIA campus will be in violation of the two-strike policy. The IAIA will take disciplinary action against students, faculty or staff who use, distribute, are under the influence of, or possess illicit drugs or alcohol on the IAIA campus or during any IAIA student sponsored activities (on or off- campus) or who violate state, federal or IAIA alcohol and substance abuse laws and regulations.

Checkout the IAIA Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy and Student Code of Conduct section in the IAIA Student Handbook.

New Mexico Laws

Each state has different laws and penalties in regard to using alcohol. Here is a brief overview of New Mexico laws regarding alcohol:

  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol: A minor (under 21) who buys, attempts to buy, possesses or permits himself to be served alcoholic beverages is subject to a fine, suspended license, and/or community service hours
  • Presenting or Making a False ID: Using or possessing an altered, forged, or fictitious identification card is a misdemeanor; actually altering or forging an ID or driver’s license is a 4th degree felony
  • Open Container: Drinking or having possession of an open container of alcohol (which includes packages of cans and bottles) while in a motor vehicle can lead to a fine, probation, and possible jail time
  • Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor: Providing alcohol to a minor is a 4th degree felony, and is prohibited in restaurants, homes, and other private and public locations in New Mexico.
  • DWI: Anyone who drives a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is subject to several fines. NM alcohol laws prohibit driving while intoxicated (DWI). It’s illegal for anyone age 21 or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. On the other hand, for those under 21, it’s 0.02% or higher.

New Mexico Community Survey (NMCS)

This survey is conducted throughout the state of New Mexico and at multiple colleges, including IAIA. Here you can find data that’s been collected to better understand how we can prevent substance abuse and its health and safety related consequences in our state. This information seeks to inform the State Department of Health to learn how to better support programs, providers, and policies, including our prevention program here at IAIA.

  • NMCS 2018
  • NMCS 2019

Student Lifestyles Survey (SLS)

This survey is part of an ongoing effort to understand student lifestyles at IAIA. The voluntary participation in the IAIA Student Lifestyles Survey will provide answers to important questions about a wide range of health behaviors which students face. The topics include alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and related policies.

Analysis is conducted by UNM Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP). If you have any questions about this research, you may contact Randall Starling, PhD, COSAP Program Manager, (505) 277-0360, UNM Office of the Institutional Review Board, (505) 277-2644, or IAIA Prevention Program Office at (505)424-5793.

  • SLS 2018 Fall (Results Available Upon Request)

Our priority is to always put safety first for our students and community at IAIA. Since our website is open to the public and due to the sensitive nature of survey results we will not be posting a public link.

If you would like more information on the survey results, a request can be made and we would be happy to begin a dialogue with you. Please contact IAIA prevention office at prevention@iaia.edu.

Community Health Resources

Listed are available services and resources at IAIA, within the surrounding Santa Fe area, and online and by phone. This list offers a variety of wellness and mental health support programs through both digital and in-person platforms. This resource guide is intended to encourage all of our IAIA community members to have access to many diverse options for seeking support.

Download and view IAIA Prevention Community Health Resources.

Phone No.Support Network
911Emergency Services
(505) 577-1660IAIA Campus Security
(505) 772-1234Presbyterian Hospital
(505) 983-3361Christus St. Vincents Hospital
(800) 273-8255(800) 273-TALK
(800) 442-4673(800) 442-HOPE
(800) 784-2433(800) SUICIDE
(505) 820-6333Crisis Response Santa Fe
(866) 488-7386LGBTQ Trevor Lifeline
(800) 799-7233National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 656-4673National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 273-8255National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(855) 662-7474New Mexico Crisis & Access Line
(855) 466-7100New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline
(505) 986-9633Presbyterian Community Mental Health
(505) 988-1951Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe
(505) 438-0010The Lifelink
(877) 565-8860Trans Lifeline

Campus Safety

In order to provide for the safety of all students, IAIA provides the following services.

RAVE

IAIA’s emergency alert system, will send timely notifications in case of an emergency or weather delays/closures to community members via text, email, the IAIA website, and social media. Students and parents are encouraged to register by going to Emergency Procedures and follow the instructions. Once registered, the user will receive a welcome email with a confirmation link. Once the email address is confirmed, the user can edit options to receive alerts via text message on up to three different mobile numbers, email on up to three different addresses and on up to three land lines. Register on the Emergency Procedures web page.

Security

IAIA contracts 24-hour security coverage through G4S Security. Security personnel provide regular campus patrols, enforce campus regulations, monitor parking, assist with policy enforcement and campus crime investigation, and serve as a liaison with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, the IAIA security will provide on-campus safe walk escorts for students, faculty, and staff.Contact IAIA Security at (505) 577-1660 or (505) 428-5800.

Crime on Campus

Students, faculty, and staff should promptly report thefts and other incidents and suspicious behavior or activity to security for investigation. Callers should be prepared to give the security officer their name, purpose of call, time, location and contact number. In the course of their normal duties, security may ask for student IDs or other identification. Students should be prepared to stop and show an ID at anytime, including weekends and holidays, for the safety of the community. The IAIA Campus Crime Statistics Report and the IAIA Campus Safety and Fire Safety Report, which contain information about reportable criminal activities on campus, is available to the public. The campus community may obtain information about registered sex offenders in the .The IAIA Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Statement specifies IAIA’s policies and procedures on sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Winter Weather

Depending on the amount of snow or ice, a delay or campus closing may be issued by the IAIA President or designate. If a decision is made to close campus or delay the opening, a text and/or e-mail message will be sent to all students, faculty, staff, and community members who have registered for the IAIA Emergency Services RAVE Alert. This information is also available by calling the IAIA Inclement Weather Hotline at (505) 424-2363. New Mexico local TV stations will also announce closings and delays.ld promptly report thefts and other incidents and suspicious behavior or activity to security for investigation. Callers should be prepared to give the security officer their name, purpose of call, time, location and contact number. In the course of their normal duties, security may ask for student IDs or other identification. Students should be prepared to stop and show an ID at anytime, including weekends and holidays, for the safety of the community. The IAIA Campus Crime Statistics Report and the IAIA Campus Safety and Fire Safety Report, which contain information about reportable criminal activities on campus, is available to the public. The campus community may obtain information about registered sex offenders in the .The IAIA Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Statement specifies IAIA’s policies and procedures on sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Anonymous Safety Report

IAIA encourages you to report any safety issues that you have experienced or observed. You have the option to file the report anonymously or you can provide your contact information. The report will initiate an inquiry. We respect confidentiality in all cases. You can also send a non-confidential email to safety@iaia.edu. Submit an Anonymous Safety Report on the Activities and Services web page.

Core Team

Toney Johnson

Toney Johnson

(Diné)

Prevention Specialist
Student Life
P (505) 424-5793
E toney.johnson@iaia.edu

Mary “Ru” Stempien

Mary “Ru” Stempien

Prevention Assistant
Student Life
P (505) 424-5793
E m.stempien@iaia.edu

Eliza Combs, MA, LPCC, ATR

Eliza Combs, MA, LPCC, ATR

Mental Health Counselor & Registered Art Therapist
Student Life
P (505) 424-5758
E eliza.combs@iaia.edu

Paul Moore

Paul Moore

(Chickasaw)

Interim Dean
Student Life
P (505) 428-5954
E pmoore@iaia.edu

Indigenous Peer Mentor

Indigenous Peer Mentors will be added soon. (revision 2019_09_04)

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