Educational programs for students

The Office of Student Conduct oversees and manages various educational programs designed to address behaviors associated with violations of the Student Code of Conduct. To assist students in understanding these educational programs and to ensure active participation within them, each program offered by the office is briefly described below. Students can be sanctioned by administrative faculty of the Office of Student Conduct and/or Residential Life, Housing, & Food Services to the following courses as appropriate. For more information on what these programs entail, please contact us.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided to participate in a meeting, hearing, educational program or otherwise, please contact studentconduct@unr.edu two days in advance of your participation or visit.

  • BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students)

    This program offers two one-on-one sessions with a trained substance abuse 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)

    This program offers two one-on-one sessions with a trained substance abuse 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.

  • Easiest A

    Interactive educational opportunity that allows students to explore general issues of integrity, increase understanding of academic misconduct, and identify alternative actions and strategies to uphold and maintain academic integrity.

  • Gone in 10 Seconds

    Interactive educational opportunity for students to recognize and critically analyze inconsistencies between what they say they value, and what their actions reflect, gaining necessary skills to make different decisions in the future.

  • OnTRAC (Treatment, Responsibility, Accountability on Campus)

    This 12-16 week educational program guides students through a highly structured, personalized intervention plan while remaining verifiably abstinent from alcohol and other drugs. Upon completion of the program, students will develop a personal success plan for maintaining skill development for student success.

  • SHIFT (Student High Risk Intervention for First-Time Alcohol Violations)

    This three-to-four week educational program offers a one-on-one experience with a trained substance abuse educator to provide individual information and guidance to students, including tools to make choices to reduce binge drinking and to assist students in setting healthy goals for reducing abusive and/or underage drinking.

  • Socializing 101 (Social Behavior)

    Socializing 101 is an educational workshop designed to help students who are found in the presence of alcohol, drugs, and/or related paraphernalia avoid peer pressure, get more involved with areas of the campus community that do not involve alcohol or drugs, and set academic and personal goals for the future.

  • STEPS (Substance Abuse Treatment; Educational Programs for Student Success)

    This 4-6 week educational program exposes students 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.

  • "Under Construction" emotional regulation course

    "Under Construction" is a five week one-on-one educational program allows students to explore tools to better regulate emotions and be more mindful in managing situations that arise in their daily lives.

  • W.S.M.D. (What Should McLovin Do)

    This educational program is for students found in possession of or using false identification. The aim of the program is to encourage critical thinking around decision making, assess long term impacts of behaviors and identify safe, fun community activities that do not involve alcohol use.

Additional sanctions

Students sanctioned to SHIFT/STEPS will also be expected to complete one (1) additional program and/or sanction. Students will be able to receive more information from the Office of Student Conduct regarding these additional sanctions.

  • Buzzfeed meme/gif list or quiz                                                           
  • Write and record
  • Living Well (health and wellness workshop)
  • Letter to: (your friend/members of your organization, to your future self, to a loved one/mentor)
  • Mock social media post
  • Community engagement opportunity
  • Apology letter
  • Fitness & Recreational Sports experience
  • Career readiness with the Career Studio
  • Vision board