Substance Use Intervention & AOD Processes
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.
The following tools may be used in the AOD process.
- AlcoholEdu® Sanctions
AlcoholEdu® Sanctions is an online program that helps students evaluate their current choices related to alcohol.
It is a science-based course designed to teach students about the effects of alcohol on the body and mind and assist students in making safer and healthier decisions.
- Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)
The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is used to educate students about alcohol-related behaviors while increasing their interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills that they learn.
This program is typically implemented with student groups and organizations.
- Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is used for low-concern students who may or may not be displaying unhealthy behaviors in regards to alcohol but are still in violation of our alcohol and other drug policy.
- Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) is used for high-concern students who were transported to the hospital due to an incident involving alcohol.
- Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is used as an one-on-one intervention tool for high-concern students who may be continually exhibiting harmful or risky alcohol use behaviors.
- Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test (CUDIT)
The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test (CUDIT) is used for low-concern students who are currently not displaying unhealthy behaviors but are still in violation of our drug policy.
- Marijuana 101
Marijuana 101 is a course related to Marijuana use/possession. It includes lessons that address marijuana’s effects on health, changes in marijuana’s potency, driving under the influence, state-specific laws, and drug interactions.
- Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS)
Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS) is used as a one-on-one intervention tool for high-concern students who may be continually exhibiting harmful or risky marijuana use behaviors.