UW-L Comprehensive Strategic Framework for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education

Substance use and misuse can be a significant barrier to the success of students at colleges and universities across the country. Student Life: Wellness and Health Advocacy, in collaboration with multiple offices, agencies and individuals across UW-La Crosse, is committed to providing students an environment and stewarding a culture that is conducive to academic, career, and life success. Through evidence-based programming, prevention and education; continual review and evaluation; collaboration across campus and in the La Crosse community; and purposeful, intentional communication; our goal is to eliminate student harm related to drug and/or alcohol use, reduce alcohol and drug use among UW-L Students, and provide education and support so that students can make well-informed health-behavior decisions. If you have questions about this strategic framework, please contact Kate Ebert, Wellness Coordinator at 608-785-8977 or kebert@uwlax.edu. 

Alcohol and other drug prevention and education: Evidence-based programs and practices

UW-La Crosse uses evidence-based programs and practices to address students' use of alcohol and drugs. For more information on the programs we use, please review the following information provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). 

  • BASICS- BASICS is used as a required educational sanction for alcohol-related conduct violations. It is facilitated over the course of two weeks in a one-on-one meeting format. NREPP Evidence-base BASICS
  • CASICS- CASICS is used as a required educational sanction for drug-related conduct violations. NREPP Evidence-base CASICS
  • My Student Body- My Student Body is an alcohol, drug, and sexual assault prevention online-based educational program used as an educational sanction for  alcohol or drug-related conduct violations. All three topics are assigned for each student, regardless of the nature of the violation as a review of important information and essential skills such as bystander intervention. NREPP Evidence-base My Student Body
  • Campus Clarity Think About It- Think About It is the universal prevention education program selected by UW-L to provide the first level of alcohol, drug, and sexual assault prevention education. This program is required of all students who are new to UW-L (no exceptions), and if it is not completed, a hold is placed on students' accounts preventing registration for subsequent semesters. NREPP Evidence-base Think About It