Apply to be a DAPA

Dear Student,

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a DAPA. DAPAs are health opinion leaders who serve as resources to their peers, liaisons to their house communities, and ambassadors for the Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services. This leadership development training offers a unique and exciting opportunity to gather extensive information on alcohol and other drug issues, and is the first program of its kind in University history.

DAPA Training is scheduled to take place on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm from February 17 – May 5. Attendance is required at each session in order to become a certified DAPA. Completed applications may be submitted via the Google form below before the application deadline on Thursday January 29, 2014, at 11:59 pm. All responses will be kept confidential and reviewed only by the DAPA Selection Committee. Once "DAPlings" graduate training in the spring, they will join a DAPA subcommittee. All DAPAs are expected to attend a weekly 1-hour subcommittee meeting and a monthly 2-hour all-staff meeting, in addition to attending all DAPA events and working on assigned projects outside of formal meetings.

In addition to this application, you must have a peer submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. This letter should explain why you would make a good candidate for the DAPA program, citing specific examples that highlight your leadership potential and ability to serve as a role model for your peers. Letters of recommendation can also be submitted through the website using the link found below before the application deadline on Thursday January 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm. We also request that you submit the name and contact information for a professional reference (i.e. proctor, tutor, resident dean, House Master, professor, advisor).

You may be contacted for an interview as a final component of your candidacy. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Sincerely yours,

Ryan Travia, M.Ed.
Director, Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
Director, Department of Health Promotion & Education
Advisor to DAPA

DAPA Application Form

Peer Recommendation Letter Form