Substance Use Intervention & AOD Processes

Substance Intervention & Education

The Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) process is designed to educate students on the potential consequences of hazardous drinking and substance use, as well as assess students behavior relative to use. In conjunction with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, the AOD process involves a series of educational modules and screening tools, so students are equipped with the information to stay safe and are not simply penalized for AOD violations.


AOD Process Overview

1. Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR) receives a report regarding possible violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Reports can come from a variety of sources, such as GWPD, the Campus Living & Residential Education team, faculty/staff, students, and campus neighbors.

2. SRR staff review the incident report and determine if the report indicates any violation(s) of the Code.

3. SRR determines what kind of action to take, which could include referring the incident to other offices or issuing an initial warning.

4. If SRR requires the student to undergo substance use education as result of the violation, the AOD team then reviews the incident and determines the proper assessments based on the nature of the violation, as well as any previous incidents involving the student.

5. The AOD team reaches out to the student to assign each assessment tool, providing them with the details of how to access and complete each tool within the given timeframe.

6. The AOD team evaluates the student’s responses and can either recommend further intervention, discuss any concerning items with the student one-on-one, or transfer the case back to SRR to complete the process.

7. If the student is under the age of 21, either SRR or the AOD team are obligated by the Student Code of Conduct to reach out to the student's parent or guardian at the end of the AOD process.

AOD Tools

The following tools may be used in the AOD process.