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Educational Programs

Community Standards and Student Responsibility facilitates a number of educational programs and interventions our of our office. A brief description of each is listed below.

 

 

Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC)

Intervention/educational class assigned to students for lower-level, first offense alcohol violations that takes place in a standard classroom setting with up to 20 other students. Students should plan for the class to take approximately 90-minutes. Information covered in this class includes learning to understand the actual physiological effects of alcohol, as well as the socio-cultural and psychological influences, specifically the mass media, that drive decisions to consume alcohol as well as our expectations around its effects. Students are scheduled for ALC at the time that their matter is resolved.

 

 

Marijuana Class

Intervention/educational class assigned to students for lower-level, first offense marijuana violations that takes place in a standard classroom setting with up to 20 other students. Students should plan for the class to take approximately 90-minutes. Information covered in this class includes learning to understand the actual physiological effects of marijuana and other drugs, as well as the socio-cultural and psychological influences, that drive decisions to use marijuana and other drugs as well as our expectations around its effects. Students are scheduled for the marijuana class at the time that their matter is resolved.

 

 

Ropes Course

Intervention opportunity for students that have been determined to be responsible for lower-level, first alcohol violations. It is designed to explore attitudes and beliefs around substance use, risk taking, and social patterns. Group members will increase knowledge of how they make choices and are introduced to alternatives that support their goals while helping to facilitate safe decision-making. Facilitators use motivational interviewing and challenge by choice within an adventure recreation model that allows for experiential learning. The program takes place at the Ohio University Low Ropes Course near the Ridges. Students are scheduled for the marijuana class at the time that their matter is resolved. The Ropes Course is a limited offering and is not always available as an option for students as it is heavily dependent on the weather and availability of specially trained staff. 

 

 

BASICS

Intervention performed at the Hudson Health Center for more severe alcohol/marijuana/other drug policy violations or repeat lower-level violations. BASICS is comprised of 2 one-on-one meetings with a counselor. The first meeting is a discussion of the incident, beliefs, perceptions of use, family and social circle uses of alcohol and other factors that may influence a student’s decisions around use. Students will also be asked to complete assessments related to substance use during this meeting. The second meeting is the construction of a risk management/reduction plan created with the student in order to provide the student with feedback and options to reduce their risk. Students must schedule themselves for BASICS at the Hudson Health Center at Counseling and Psychological Services (3rd floor). Students assigned to BASICS are given a deadline by which they must sign up for their first session.