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


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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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