In addition to providing help for students who may have a gambling problem, campus health professionals can educate students about responsible gambling and gambling disorder. The following materials are available to aid campus health professionals in their efforts to educate students about gambling and gambling problems on college campuses.

Include Gambling Information on the Student Health Website

Virtually every school provides information about drugs and alcohol on the student health section of its website, but fewer provide information about gambling and gambling disorder. If your school does not include this information on its student health website, consider adding a section or creating a website that discusses the following topics:

  • The Institution’s policies
  • Local, state and federal laws on gambling
  • Types of gambling
  • Rates of gambling disorder
  • Risk factors for gambling disorder
  • Types of gambling and warning signs of problem gambling
  • Gambling disorder and its association to drug and alcohol abuse
  • Where to find help on campus
  • How to make responsible decisions about gambling
  • Additional resources on gambling and gambling disorders

Disseminate Materials

There are many opportunities to distribute materials on gambling and gambling disorders to students, including your student health center, student center, student dormitories, or during orientation. Here are some educational materials that you can use.  

Fact Sheets

These three fact sheets provide an overview of research on gambling disorders and gambling issues on college campuses:

  • Gambling Disorder: Learn more about the prevalence of gambling disorders, how they are diagnosed and treated, and risk factors associated with the condition.
  • Gambling on College Campuses: Learn more about the prevalence of gambling on college campuses and the percentage of universities that have adopted gambling policies to address this issue.
  • Gambling Disorder among College Students: Learn more about how gambling can negatively affect college students and why they are more prone to risky behaviors.