Apply to DAPA

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. To become a certified DAPA, students are required to participate in 24 hours of training to gather extensive information on alcohol and other drug issues. DAPA Training is scheduled to take place over the first weekend of the Spring Term: 

DAPA Training is scheduled to take place over the first weekend of the Spring Term: Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th (times TBA, but expect two full days) and then one night weekly on the first four Tuesdays of the semester: Jan 28th, Feb 4th, Feb 11th, Feb 18th.

 Also, DAPAs are required to attend a DAPA retreat the Wednesday and Thursday before classes begin for the Fall Term.

The application for Spring 2020 is now open and may be submitted before the application deadline on Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm.  

As an optional portion of the application, you may have a peer submit a peer recommendation on your behalf. This short 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. The letter can be written from a peer here at Harvard or from your hometown. Letters of support can also be submitted before the application deadline on November 3rd, 2019, at 11:59 pm. You may be contacted for an interview as a final component of your candidacy.


Application is available HERE

Peer Recommendation (optional) is submitted through HERE

If you have any questions please email We look forward to reviewing your application!


The DAPA Selection Committee