Online Alcohol Education for New Students
New Students entering for fall 2017: you will get an e-mail on July 30 about the required online alcohol education and
Sexual Assault Prevention modules.
If you completed a similar program at another school, it is your responsibility to get the verification
and e-mail it to:
If you have technical problems with the online program, call the program administrator
(Campus Clarity) at 800-652-9546. Firefox and Google Chrome seem to be the best web-browsers
Alcohol and Marijuana Use Feedback Tools
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 with the eCHECKUP Alcohol. 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.
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 do the 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
IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ALCOHOL EDUCATION WORKSHOP, CALL HEALTH SERVICES
AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR BASICS INSTEAD OF THE WORKSHOP
BASICS and CASICS
Balancing Alcohol and Substances to Improve College Success (BASICS)
✔ No judgment
- BASICS is an individual, confidential conversation (usually 2 sessions) with a member of
the Alcohol and Drug 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.
- BASICS will help you evaluate alcohol use in relation to life goals, health, and safety.
- BASICS is open to any student who wants to discuss alcohol or drug use, as well as
students referred due to a WCU Conduct sanction*
*BASICS does not fulfill requirements for a DUI evaluation or class.
Cannabis Awareness Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS)
✔ No judgment
- CASICS is an individual, confidential conversation (usually 2 sessions) with a member of
the Alcohol and Other Drug Education staff to talk about marijuana (or other drugs)
- Will help you evaluate marijuana/drug use in relation to life goals, health, and safety.
- CASICS is open to any student who wants to discuss marijuana or drug use, as well
as students referred due to a WCU Conduct sanction.
To make an appointment, call the Student Health Center and ask for a BASICS appointment.
Comments from Students who have Attended BASICS and CASICS
- "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
- 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 Office of Wellness Promotion at Student Health Services. The Kit contains
a booklet that will guide you through the cessation process, along with candy, gum,
- 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?
- Become An Ex: Re-learn life without cigarettes/tobacco
- 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.
Resources for Students
- 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.
Evaluation and Treatment
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 Sobriety Online and use the Find A Meeting search.
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.
Resources for Parents & Families