ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is concerned with alcohol and other drug abuse and provides support services and programs both for those at risk and those who choose not to drink. It is strongly recommended that faculty, staff or students who are concerned about themselves or another individual’s use of alcohol or other drugs contact the Counseling Center or Student Health Service. Professional staff in these offices maintain strict confidentiality.
The Dean of Students Office bears the responsibility to hold students accountable to the policies and procedures regarding the illegal use of drugs. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is bound by state and federal laws and therefore cannot and will not condone illegal use, possession or distribution of drugs by any member of the University community. Violations may result in fines and/or incarceration. Penalties vary according to the type of drug, amount and number of previous violations. Inappropriate conduct resulting from the use of illegal drugs is a serious offence and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.
Resource Information Available Regarding Drug and Alcohol Abuse
For Faculty/Staff Members:
- Center for Prevention
The Center is dedicated to addressing substance abuse in the UW-Stevens Point community. Direct services for students are provided through the Student Health Promotion Office (SHPO). SHPO is a peer-led health advocacy group. Services provided by SHPO include: e-CHUG, e-TOKE, personal wellness coaching, campus educational programs, PACE classes, and BASICS classes.
The large-scale planning for the UW-Stevens Point community is done by the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Prevention Partnership which was formed in 2011 and is a collaborative effort between the UW-Stevens Point campus the City of Stevens Point in order to address excessive drinking and drug use among the UW-Stevens Point community members.
- Counseling Center
- Student Health Service
Policies and Procedures Regarding Alcohol and Other Drugs
- ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS INTERVENTIONS AND SANCTIONING GRID
- Personal Alcohol-Control through Exploration (PACE)
This is a 3-hour, in-person educational course intended to engage a group of student participants in a variety of learning activities to enhance their knowledge of alcohol and its affects. Further, the discussion helps participants identify personal habits they wish to change and how to change them.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
This is an individual, in-person intervention between a student and a trained facilitator. The intervention is in two parts, each 45 minutes. The purpose is to challenge a student to examine his or her individual drinking habits to find strategies to reduce use and reduce risk.
To meet federal requirements, UW-Stevens Point reviews its alcohol and other drug related policies and programs every two years. The campus Prevention Partnership uses a checklist provided by the U.S. Department of Education to conduct its review on the breadth, depth, and effectiveness of policies and programs to address drinking and other drug use.
- UWS CHAPTER 17 – Non Academic Standards and Disciplinary Procedures
- RESIDENTIAL LIVING
Students living in University housing are also responsible for all alcohol related policies outlined in the UWS Chapter 17 and 18 and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Residential Living Handbook.
- CITY OF STEVENS POINT
City Ordinances regarding under-age drinking or carrying false identification can result in fines of over $1,000 by city police.