Meeting Schedule

CHASCo meetings educate and inform its members about new and pressing issues in the field of campus health and safety, including issues of substance use and misuse and violence prevention.  

Click here for a sample meeting agenda. Please note that this is just an example. You will receive an updated agenda for each meeting after you are registered. 

2019-20 Membership Meetings and Locations: Meetings are typically held from 11:00am-2:00pm. 

  • Friday, September 27, 2019: East TN- Carson-Newman University 
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00am CST: Grant Compliance Webinar 
  • Friday, November 22, 2019: Watkins College of Art (Middle TN) Register Here
  • Friday, February 21, 2020: Lane College (Jackson, TN) 
  • Friday, April 3, 2020, Statewide Webinar 
  • May 2020: Partners in Prevention: Dates & Location TBD

Registration for the November Meeting is now open! Please join us for our Membership Meeting scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019. This meeting will take place at Watkins College of Art and is scheduled from 11:00-2:00pm Central Time. Lunch will be provided. CHASCo members are encouraged to invite colleagues who may be interested, including student affairs professionals, counselors, compliance officers, administrators, etc. All are welcome to join us. 

Professional Development: Our professional development will include a short discussion on Social Norms followed by an opportunity to discuss ideas for developing and implementing campaigns on your campus. In addition, we will welcome Horace Pulse from the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services to discuss Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).  Our colleague, Sharon Travis, from the Sexual Assault Center will also be asking for feedback on a statewide campaign addressing Sexual Violence Prevention. It is going to be a packed meeting with lots of time for discussion, affinity groups, and idea shares. I hope you can join us.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): An Update on the Uses, Risks, and the Current National Story on ENDS Devices

The statistics, both local and national, point to an increase in the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and it is time for preventionists to start strategizing ways to address the use of ENDS both on their campus and within their communities. This session will discuss how ENDS operate, including different brands and model types, as well as the risks of using the devices. The session will also cover information about the current lung illnesses associated with ENDS and current laws/regulations regarding the devices. Campuses will have time to brainstorm with colleagues on ideas for addressing this epidemic on their campuses.

Horace C. Pulse Jr. serves as a Prevention Specialist for the Center for the TN Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services where he has the pleasure of working with 46 substance abuse prevention coalitions and 23 Tennessee Prevention Agencies across the state. Horace has worked for the great State of Tennessee for 17 years in the Departments of Mental Health and Health. He loves being a public servant bringing people together. Horace was also born and raised in Nashville.  He is a proud graduate of Pearl-Cohn comprehensive High School and Tennessee State University.  Horace is blessed to be the father of three daughters (Hailey 11, Celsie 9 and Cassady 4).  In his spare time he enjoys mentoring youth, volunteering, trivia, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.