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Office of the Chaplain

A tradition of spiritual life.

At Albion College, we're proud of our tradition of spiritual life. The Office of the Chaplain coordinates campus spiritual life, and is here to help you develop as a spiritual person. While we honor our historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church, our campus is incredibly diverse in belief, and the Office of the Chaplain serves students from all backgrounds.

Spiritual life at Albion College is focused on deepening faith, developing leaders, and learning from diversity. We partner with the campus and larger community to deepen spiritual values, cultivate diversity, and prepare students for a pluralistic global workplace.

1000 E. Porter St.Albion's Chaplaincy is now in a new home at 1000 E. Porter St. (adjacent to the fraternities). Our new home will offer incredible new space for Spiritual Life, with expanded space for departmental programs and leadership development.

Alcohol and Drug Resources

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Alcohol Education/Prevention


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Federal Government Agencies and National Organizations

Michigan Organizations

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Substance Use Disorders (as summarized from DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria)

Dependence- recurrent substance use resulting in at least 3 of the following symptoms in a 12-month period:

  1. Tolerance- a need for increased amounts of a substance to achieve desired effect OR significant decrease in effect using the same amount.
  2. Withdrawal- as shown by the specific symptoms characteristic of a particular substance OR using a substance to avoid or relieve the particular withdrawal symptoms.
  3. The substance is taken in larger amounts or over longer periods of time.
  4. Persistent desire to control the substance use is unsuccessful.
  5. Considerable time is spent associated with the substance, i.e. obtaining, using, etc.
  6. Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are reduced or avoided.
  7. Continued use despite knowledge of having recurrent physical or psychological problems caused by the substance, i.e. depression or ulcer.

Abuse- recurrent substance use resulting in significant impairment or distress expressed by 1 or more of the following in a 12-month period (and the symptoms have never met the criteria for dependence).

  1. Failure to meet obligations at work, school, or home, i.e. repeated absences, expulsion, etc.
  2. Using in hazardous conditions, i.e. while driving.
  3. Legal problems, i.e. arrests.
  4. Continued use despite creation or exacerbation of social or interpersonal problems.

My Student

In order to better assist students who want to know more about alcohol and other drug use, Albion College has purchased services provided by the website, The services and information are CONFIDENTIAL for the users and will provide you with feedback regarding (1) your beliefs about alcohol and other drugs; (2) your personal risks surrounding the use of alcohol and other drugs; (3) your lifestyle in relationship to alcohol and other drug use; (4) the potential consequences, if any, of continuing to maintain your current pattern of behaviors. Additionally, the information offered is related to college student research so that it is useful and helpful for people like you. Skill-building strategies for responsible drinking are provided to guide you in managing your use of alcohol.

Access Directions

  • Go to
  • Click on unregistered user
  • A reminder that your registration is confidential and the information that you provide in the assessments, other comments and inquiries that you make cannot be accessed by anyone else.
  • For School Code, you will enter: BRITONS
  • For User Name, you will create your own unique name
  • For Password, you will also create your own unique password

After completing this process, you will have access to all the features of

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