AOD Education & Sanctions

Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Sanction Options

Violations of campus Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) policies may result in a variety of sanctions, depending on the referring entity of the department involved with the student. While each referring agent may require a unique assignment or instruction, Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) oversees a variety of ATOD education and sanction options, listed below. While it is not mandatory that the sanctions follow in the order listed, it is recommended that minor first time policy violators might do best to complete the first option. If a second offense occurs, then a subsequent option could be used as deemed appropriate.

If you wish to make a referral to Student Conduct and Integrity regarding a student's misuse or abuse of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, please review their information.

At no time should a student be assigned the same fee-based course more than once.


PREVENTION AND EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

eCheckUpToGo

The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive EDUCATIONAL web assessment that allows CPP students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol compared to their peers on campus. The assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. Because it is offered online, the eCHECKUP TO GO program can provide quick, confidential feedback in multiple settings. This also allows a student to complete a personal 'check-up' on multiple occasions to track changes in use and risk behavior.

In addition, the site administrator can receive notification when an individual has completed their assignment PROVIDING THE STUDENT SELECTS THE BUTTON "VERIFY COMPLETION", thus verifying their compliance for a sanction. Or the student may print out their "Certificate of Completion" without having to send in a formal verification. The annual fee for the program is paid by Student Health and Counseling Services. For more information, contact Jonathan Martinez.

Alcohol-Wise

Alcohol-Wise is an online alcohol PREVENTION tool, most appropriately used for population based first-time college students. This 1.5 hour course is developed by 3rd Millennium Classrooms and offers personalized feedback. Designed to educate about the harmful effects of alcohol use and abuse, it consists of a pre- and post-test, plus a mandatory 30-day follow-up module to measure change in attitudes and behavior. Each student must register independently utilizing a customized code and their CPP Email. The $20 cost per student is paid by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Committee. Contact Jonathan Martinez if you would like to utilize this option for a group of students or an individual.


SANCTION OPTIONS

Option 1: CHOICES

CHOICES’ is an alcohol risk reduction program centered on individual choices one can make in regards to alcohol consumption, designed for first-time offenders. This program will be led by a Health Educator and trained campus Peer Health Educators. The objective of this program is to reduce the risk of alcohol-related health and impairment problems by providing accurate and unbiased information on personal health risks.

CHOICES consists of two workshops:

  1. The initial 60 minute workshop involves a one-on-one meeting with a professional health educator. This session focuses on personal behavior related to substance use, motivational interviewing, risk assessment, education, and decision making. 
  2. The follow up workshop is 60 minutes and is led by a trained Peer Health Educator. This educational session includes additional fact based information on alcohol and other drug use.  
These workshops are both mandatory for referred students and will take place in the campus Wellness Center, Bldg. 46.

Students may be referred to the program by University Housing Services, University Village staff, Student Conduct and Integrity, Athletics, and University Police. Students may also self-refer to these workshops. Please complete the form to make a referral for this option.

Option 2: Under-the-Influence

Also developed by 3rd Millennium Classrooms, Under-the-Influence is a 3-hour online course used as an alcohol intervention tool for sanctions. It is designed to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol use and abuse, and contains a pre- and post-test, as well as a mandatory 30-day follow-up module. Fulfillment of this sanction WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL THE 30-DAY FOLLOW-UP MODULE HAS BEEN COMPLETED. The referring entity will supply the student with instructions for registering for the course, including a customized code and their CPP Email. Contact Jonathan Martinez if you need a copy of this information. The $35 cost per student is paid by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Committee OR IT CAN BE PAID BY EACH STUDENT AS PART OF THEIR SANCTION (Recommended for group sanctions, such as Greek or Athletic populations)

Typically, the student is given 2-4 weeks to complete the first part including the pre- and post-test. The system will notify the student when they are eligible to log back in to complete the 30-day follow-up.

Option 3: Marijuana 101

As the third component of the online 3rd Millennium Classrooms series, this course is comprised of 6 individualized lessons and includes a pre- and post-test to measure knowledge change. It also includes a mandatory 30-day follow-up component to measure changes in attitude and behavior. Fulfillment of this sanction WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL THE 30-DAY FOLLOW-UP MODULE HAS BEEN COMPLETED. The referring entity will supply the student with instructions for registering for the course, including a customized code and their CPP Email. Contact Jonathan Martinez if you need a copy of this information. The $35 cost per student is paid by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Committee.

Typically, the student is given 2-4 weeks to complete the first part including the pre- and post-test. The system will notify the student when they are eligible to log back in to complete the 30-day follow-up.

Option 3: One-on-One Individual Counseling

Sometimes, a more intense, one-on-one counseling based on the harm-reduction model, may be the only solution. It may involve several appointment sessions with a Health Educator from Student Health and Counseling Services. However, it is not recommended for those individuals with a moderate to severe dependence on alcohol. Contact Andrea Lueskow for further information.