This two-hour course is for students who have a first-time alcohol violation or who need basic information and assistance regarding their use and reducing risky behaviors. The class will help students increase their awareness of their attitudes about and patterns of alcohol use, increase healthy decision-making, learn to manage peer pressure, and decrease the negative impact of alcohol or other drug use on the student and the community. The Office of Student Conduct and Housing and Residence Life may refer students directly to this class as an outcome of an alcohol disciplinary hearing. Students may also be referred to this course by Counseling Center staff after an assessment. Finally, students can also voluntarily elect to take the course and may choose to do so for example, at the recommendation of their attorney after involvement in an alcohol violation.
Cost: $30 (billed to your SU account)
This is a more extensive alcohol program for students with multiple alcohol violations and/or with more concerning and potentially harmful patterns of alcohol use and behaviors. It is designed to help students reduce the frequency and quantity of their alcohol use, along with associated negative consequences, by assessing and examining their personal motivations related to high-risk alcohol use.
Students involved in the program complete an in depth assessment of their alcohol use, which includes identifying negative consequences associated with their current use. Following completion of that assessment, students will schedule two, one-to-one sessions with a counselor, during which they will review a personalized profile, comprised of tools aimed at helping students more thoroughly understand their drinking behaviors, set personal goals for improving their health and behavior, and develop realistic plans for change. At the conclusion of these sessions, students may be referred to community providers for more specialized and/or longer-term alcohol treatment.
The Office of Student Conduct and Housing and Residence Life may refer students directly to this program as an outcome of an alcohol disciplinary hearing. Often this may also include a mandated assessment with a counselor at the Counseling Center. Students may also be referred to this program by Counseling Center staff after an assessment. Finally, students can also voluntarily elect to take the program and may choose to do so for example, at the recommendation of their attorney after involvement in an alcohol violation. Students may be required to complete the Alcohol Education Class (see above) before beginning this program.
To sign up contact the Counseling Center at 410-543-6070