Substance Use Intervention & Education

Alcohol & Other Drugs Process Overview

1. Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR) receives reports regarding possible violations of the Code of Student Conduct from various sources, including GWPD, the Campus Living & Residential Education team, faculty, staff, students, and campus neighbors.

2. SRR staff reviews the incident report and determines 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 1:1, 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 parent or guardian at the end of the AOD process.

AOD Tools

AlcoholEdu Sanctions: online program to help 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. 

ASTP: Alcohol Skills Training Program; used to educate students on alcohol-related behavior while increasing participants’ interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. This program is typically implemented with student groups and organizations.

AUDIT: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test; 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.

SASSI: Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory; used for high-concern students who were transported to the hospital due to an incident involving alcohol.

BASICS: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students; used as an one-on-one intervention tool for those high-concern students, who may be continually exhibiting  harmful or risky alcohol use behaviors

CUDIT: Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test; used for low-concern students who are currently not displaying unhealthy behvaiors but are still in violation of our drug policy

Marijuana 101: Marijuana use/possession course; includes lessons addressing marijuana’s effects on health, changes in marijuana’s potency, driving under the influence, state-specific laws, and drug interactions.

CASICS: Cannibis Screening and Intervention for College Students; used as an one-on-one intervention tool for those high-concern students, who may be continually exhibiting  harmful or risky marijuana use behaviors.