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Alcohol and Other Drug Sanctions

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The Office of Student Conduct is dedicated to the success of all students. The University recognizes that at times students violate the Student Code of Conduct, are cited or arrested by police or are sanctioned to participate in programs by other agencies due to the use, misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

The Office of Student Conduct oversees and manages various educational programs designed to address behaviors associated with the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. All services provided by the office are private in nature.

To assist students in understanding these educational programs and to ensure active participation within them, each program offered by the office is described below. For information as to how to participating in any of these programs, please contact us.

BASICS- Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students

An educational program designed to assist students who violate the University standards for possession or consumption of alcohol. This program offers two one-on-one sessions with a trained alcohol counselor/educator. In these sessions, students will receive information and develop skills to assist them in making choices related to the use of alcohol that support safety and student success.

CASICS -Cannabis Screening Intervention for College Students

An educational program designed to assist students who violate the University standards for possession or consumption of marijuana. This program offers two one-on-one sessions with a trained alcohol counselor/educator. In these sessions, students will receive information and develop skills to assist them in making choices related to marijuana that support safety and student success.

STEPSS-Substance Abuse Treatment; Educational Programs for Student Success

An educational program design to assist a student in examining their alcohol and other drug use and how it impacts their success as a student. Over the course of 4 to 6 weeks, students are exposed to strategies and skills known to increase their student success. The topics explored include: time management, self-motivation, emotional intelligence, self-responsibility and how substances impact these areas of student success. Students are expected to remain abstinent from substances throughout the program by participating in drug and alcohol testing; attend four educational workshops; take part in two case management meetings; complete a drug and alcohol assessment and participate in a field trip to a session of the Second Judicial Drug Court and write a reflection paper on their experience.

OnTRAC -Treatment, Responsibility, Accountability on Campus

A comprehensive educational intervention for students involved in multiple alcohol or other drug violations. Over the course of 12 to 16 weeks, students are guided through a highly structured, personalized intervention plan while remaining verifiably abstinent from alcohol and other drugs. Students will attend weekly individual and group counseling; receive weekly case management assistance; explore substance abuse behavior; develop personal, social, academic and career goals; participate in a physical well-being assessment; and attend a Ride-Along with a member of the University Police Department. Upon completion of the program, students will develop a personal success plan for maintaining skill development for student success.

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