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AOD Education & Sanctions

Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Sanction Options

Violations of campus Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) policies may result in a variety of sanctions, depending on the referring entity of the department involved with the student. While each referring agent may require a unique assignment or instruction, Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) oversees a variety of ATOD sanction options, listed below. While it is not mandatory that the sanctions follow in the order listed, it is recommended that minor first time policy violators might do best to complete the first option. If a second offense occurs, then a subsequent option could be used as deemed appropriate.

At no time should a student be assigned the same fee-based course more than once.

Option 1: CHOICES

'CHOICES’ is a peer led alcohol risk reduction program centered on individual choices one can make in regards to alcohol consumption, designed for first-time offenders. This program will be led exclusively by trained campus Peer Health Educators. The objective of this program is to reduce the risk of alcohol-related health and impairment problems by providing accurate and unbiased information on personal health risks.

CHOICES consists of two workshops:

  • The initial 90 minute workshop involves student-centered self-reflection, discemination of scientific information, as well as idea sharing
  • The follow up workshop is 60 minutes and is designed to give time for students to debrief after two weeks of using new information in real world settings.

These workshops are both mandatory for referred students and will take place on Friday’s in the campus Wellness Center, Bldg. 46.

Students may be referred to the program by University Housing Services, University Village staff, Judicial Affairs, Athletics, and University Police. Students may also self-refer to these workshops. Please complete the form below to make a referral for this option.

Option 2: eCheckUpToGo

The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive EDUCATIONAL web assessment that allows CPP students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol compared to their peers on campus. The assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. Because it is offered online, the eCHECKUP TO GO program can provide quick, confidential feedback in multiple settings. This also allows a student to complete a personal 'check-up' on multiple occasions to track changes in use and risk behavior.

In addition, the site administrator can receive notification when an individual has completed their assignment PROVIDING THE STUDENT SELECTS THE BUTTON "VERIFY COMPLETION", thus verifying their compliance for a sanction. Or the student may print out their "Certificate of Completion" without having to send in a formal verification. The annual fee for the program is paid by Student Health and Counseling Services. For more information, contact Debbie Jackley.

Option 3: Alcohol-Wise

 Alcohol-Wise is an online alcohol PREVENTION tool, most appropriately used for population based first-time college students. This 1.5 hour course is developed by 3rd Millennium Classrooms and offers personalized feedback. Designed to educate about the harmful effects of alcohol use and abuse, it consists of a pre- and post-test, plus a mandatory 30-day follow-up module to measure change in attitudes and behavior. Each student must register independently utilizing a customized code and student number.The $20 cost per student is paid by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Committee. Contact Debbie Jackley if you would like to utilize this option for a group of students or an individual.

Option 4: Under-the-Influence

Also developed by 3rd Millennium Classrooms, Under-the-Influence is a 3-hour online course used as an alcohol intervention tool for sanctions. It is designed to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol use and abuse, and contains a pre- and post-test, as well as a mandatory 30-day follow-up module. Fulfillment of this sanction WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL THE 30-DAY FOLLOW-UP MODULE HAS BEEN COMPLETED. The referring entity will supply the student with instructions for registering for the course, including a customized code and student number. Contact Debbie Jackley if you need a copy of this information. The $35 cost per student is paid by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Committee.

Typically, the student is given 2-4 weeks to complete the first part including the pre- and post-test. The system will notify the student when they are elligible to log back in to complete the 30-day follow-up. Each month, the SHS administrator sends additional reminder emails to those students who have yet to complete the last piece.

Option 5: Marijuana 101

As the third component of the online 3rd Millennium Classrooms series, this course is comprised of 6 individualized lessons and includes a pre- and post-test to measure knowledge change. It also includes a mandatory 30-day follow-up component to measure changes in attitude and behavior. Fulfillment of this sanction WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL THE 30-DAY FOLLOW-UP MODULE HAS BEEN COMPLETED. The referring entity will supply the student with instructions for registering for the course, including a customized code and student number. Contact Debbie Jackley if you need a copy of this information. The $35 cost per student is paid by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Committee.

Typically, the student is given 2-4 weeks to complete the first part including the pre- and post-test. The system will notify the student when they are elligible to log back in to complete the 30-day follow-up. Each month, the SHS administrator sends additional reminder emails to those students who have yet to complete the last piece.

Option 6: Alcohol 101 Plus

This sanction requires the student to complete a free web-based course of which they must complete at least 2 scenarios. They answer worksheets pertaining to what they are watching, and then complete a questionnaire. They then must bring both items to a mandatory 1-hour class conducted by SHS. A post-test is conducted at the end of the class for evaluation purposes, and the student is then given a certificate of completion. This option is an ideal choice for those students who may have already completed Option 2, but have incurred a second offense. For more information, contact Debbie Jackley to arrange for course materials.

Option7: BASICS

Another option for repeat offenders, BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students) is a more intense, one-on-one counseling based on the harm-reduction model. It may involve several appointment sessions with a Health Educator from Student Health and Counseling Services.However, it is not recommended for those individuals with a moderte to severe dependence on alcohol. Contact Ty Ramsower for further information.

Option 8: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

On occasion, it may be necessary to assign a student to attend weekly AA meetings. We are working to formalize a regular "base" on campus. But in the meantime, check the AA website for more information on community located groups.