Promoting Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention

Susie Bruce, M.Ed.

Susie Bruce
University of Virginia

Susan Bruce is director of the University of Virginia’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. She directs the NCAA-funded APPLE Training Institutes and the national Gordie’s Call campaign to prevent alcohol abuse and hazing.   She is a founding member of the Step UP! bystander intervention program and serves on the Step UP! executive board and the advisory board of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness. She serves on the NCAA’s Sexual Assault Task Force, the North-American Interfraternity Conference Presidential Commission on Alcohol Use, the James R. Favor and Company Fraternity Health and Safety Initiative Advisory Panel and the University of Virginia’s Hazing Prevention Advisory Committee.  She is an expert consultant for groups including the NCAA, the NFL and the Naval Health Research Center.