Online Alcohol Education for New Students
IMPORTANT-Students entering WCU for fall 2015. You will receive information about the requirements for online alcohol education in early August through your WCU e-mail. DO NOT do the program before that or you will need to repeat it.
eCHECKUP TO GO: Alcohol
Do you drink alcohol? How many calories do you typically drink in a week? How much money do you spend in a month? How does your alcohol use compare to other WCU students and students in the US?
Take 8 minutes to get personal, confidential feedback about alcohol use. Want to talk about the results? Call a member of our Alcohol Education Staff and set up a time to talk
Alcohol: The Survey
Start the alcohol survey below. Read the questions carefully and remember:
- Accurate responses in = Accurate feedback out
- Garbage in = Garbage out
IF YOU ARE COMPLETING THIS AS PART OF THE BASICS PROGRAM, BE SURE TO EMAIL THE SURVEY CODE TO YOURSELF ON PAGE 2 OF THE SURVEY.
eCHECKUP TO GO: Marijuana
Do you smoke marijuana? How much money do you spend in a month? How does your use compare to other WCU students and students in the US?
Take 5 minutes to eCHECKUP TO GO: Marijuana and get personal, confidential feedback about marijuana use. Want to talk about the results? Call a member of our Alcohol Education Staff and set up a time to talk.
Alcohol Education Workshops
- Alcohol Education Workshops are offered to first year students who have received a sanction to attend due to a legal and/or university judicial violation.
- Upper class students should call Student Health Services (610-436-2509) to schedule an appointment for BASICS.
- The Alcohol Education Workshops do not satisfy educational requirements related to a DUI charge.
Register for a Workshop: Workshops will resume in Fall 2015
Register for an Alcohol Education Workshop.
- You will get a confirmation within 2-3 days.
- You will get information about the location and requirements about 3 days before the workshop.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
- is an individual, confidential conversation (usually 2 sessions) with a member of the Alcohol Education staff to talk about the use of alcohol/drugs and to help reduce risks.
- The conversation includes: typical alcohol use, information about alcohol/other drugs, self-evaluation of use, how your use compares to other students, and the development of a personal plan for reducing risks associated with alcohol or drug use.
- BASICS is open to any student who wants to discuss alcohol or drug use.*
To make an appointment, call the Student Health Center and ask for a BASICS appointment.
*BASICS does not fulfill requirements for a DUI evaluation or class.
Comments from Students who have Attended BASICS
- "My Basics instructor helped me out a lot and I think everyone should go through this training freshman year."
- "The BASICS program was very informative and extremely well structured. I would recommend it to students even if they received no citation."
- "Helpful to be able to talk about issues in a closed environment. Thanks."
Quitting Tobacco Use
Most people who are successful in quitting tobacco use do these things:
- Decide to Quit
- Set a Date
- Make a Plan to learn new skills and behaviors (why do you smoke, and what will you do instead?)
- Get Medication and use it correctly (especially if you smoke >10 cigarettes a day and/or smoke within 30 minutes of waking up in the AM)
We are here to help!
- Pick up a Tobacco Quit Kit at the Wellness Center, Wayne Hall, 2nd Floor. The Kit contains a booklet that will guide you through the cessation process, along with candy, gum, and "fidgets."
- Call Student Health Services (610-436-2509) to schedule an appointment with the Tobacco Cessation Coordinator.
Free Apps for QUITTERS
- QuitGuide: Prepare to quit smoking and get support for the days and weeks ahead as well as solutions to handle cravings. Share via Facebook or Twitter.
- Since iQuit: Track how long since you stopped smoking, and money saved.
- Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation: Count the days you have quit, money saved, cigarettes not smoked, and get distracted if you have an urge.
- Get Rich or Die Smoking: How much money do you spend on tobacco? What could you buy instead?
- Visit QuitNet for tips, resources, and a personalized quit plan. This resource is free for Chester County Residents.
- Call the PA Department of Health 24-hour Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Ask about FREE medication for quitting tobacco use for PA residents.
- The TTY number for the PA Quitline is 877-777-6534.
- For more information about a personal plan, visit Smokefree.gov
- I QUIT! : What To Do When You're Sick of Smoking, Chewing, or Dipping.
Alcohol Education and Programming Grants
The Alcohol Education and Programming Grant is funded by fines paid by students who have had alcohol/drug related judicial violations.
Grants of $500-$1,000 are available to support Alcohol/Drug Education and Programming. Funds must be used in the specified semester.
The purpose of this grant is to promote healthy decision-making related to alcohol/drug use and to reduce/avoid use by engaging in alcohol-free social opportunities.
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Programs
Student Health Services
- WCU Counseling & Psychological Services
There are many local meeting places and times. Times do change, so please call to confirm. Click the Find a Meeting link on the left and select a location and time.
If you would like to meet another student to attend with, please contact the ATOD staff through the Student Health Center.
Fennario's Coffee Shop
111 N. Church St.
(side entrance, upstairs)
West Chester, PA
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm
- Chester County Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Evaluation and Treatment
Rehab After Work
Center for Addictive Diseases
West Chester, PA
Assists Chester County residents without insurance
If you would like assistance with your insurance or setting up an appointment, please contact the ATOD staff through the Student Health Center.
Meet others who live, or have lived, with the problem of alcohol abuse or alcoholism.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Rosedale Ave. & New St.
West Chester, PA
Thursday mornings at 10:00am
For a complete list of locations, visit the Pennsylvania Area Al-Anon website.
Drug Free Schools Act
Students receive an email in fall and spring semesters with information required by the Drug Free Schools Act. All resources are listed below.