Health Promotions at HWS is guided by a social norms and harm reduction approach, providing education, prevention and counseling services necessary so that HWS community members can make responsible choices about alcohol and other drugs.

Through this approach, students receive current and accurate information regarding the norms at Hobart and William Smith. Students are challenged to rethink their perceptions regarding how often and how much their peers use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

In addition, our programming incorporates strategies that seek to maximize both the intellectual and social growth of students by using motivational methods to engage students to begin the process of exploring behaviors along a continuum of beneficial to harmful consequences.

The aim is to encourage an atmosphere that recognizes choosing, as many of our students do, not to use alcohol or other drugs is acceptable and the colleges work with students to provide substance-free activities and housing accommodations. Support through counseling is available for students who are at risk of developing alcohol and other drug-related concerns, as well as those who are impacted by the secondary effects of another persons' use of substances via the Center for Counseling and Student Wellness.


Health Promotions Administrator
91 St. Clair St. Annex
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-4537
Fax: (315) 781-4455


Weekday and evening appointments are available by request

Directions (on campus)

At the 4-Way Stop sign located at the corner of St. Clair Street and Pulteney Street continue on St. Clair St towards Hubbs Health Center (away from Seneca Lake). The office is located at 91 St. Clair Street. Knock on the door to the former garage on the driveway side of the counseling center, and if no one response visit the counseling center receptionist in the main building of the Center for Counseling and Student Wellness.

Off-Campus Providers