Significant numbers of commuter students can only be reached in the classroom. Curriculum Infusion is also an especially useful strategy at the commuter campus because it involves faculty. Commuter students are often among the first in their families to attend college and have especially high respect for their instructors. Faculty are well positioned to influence the learning and social environment of their institutions to one that is less tolerant of drug abuse and violence; they are invested in promoting an atmosphere that is conducive to learning.
Curriculum Infusion can also be an important strategy on residential campuses where it may also be difficult to reach substantial numbers of students outside the classroom. On the residential campus, Curriculum Infusion is a valuable addition to other strategies, engaging faculty as allies in the campus wide violence and drug prevention effort.
Infusion of drug and violence prevention across the curriculum is, itself, an important change in the campus environment. Curriculum Infusion also can be readily linked to other prevention strategies. For example, information from social marketing campaigns that emphasize exaggerated perceptions of the level of drinking on a campus can become part of the curriculum of classes in the social sciences and media. Courses in the media and graphic design can create campus drug and violence prevention materials. Courses in women's studies can address the relationship between heavy drinking and violence against women, relating to efforts of women on campus to make a safer environment.