University of Redlands students, as adults, make individual choices regarding the use or non-use of alcohol and other drugs. However, the health and safety of every member of the university community is paramount. In light of that, the University of Redlands is committed to providing education and resources to assist all community members in making responsible decisions regarding alcohol and other drugs. This begins before students come to campus (via the online course assigned to incoming students), and opportunities for ongoing education are provided regularly. The goal of these educational offerings is not to tell students what choices to make, but to help them make informed choices, and help reduce the harm that often accompanies the use of alcohol and other drugs. Below you will find a list of the various programs offered by our office, including how to get access to the programs.

Programs Offered

Foundations of Community

This interactive session is given to all new incoming students during orientation week of fall and spring semesters. The session is designed to educate students about the University of Redlands’ standard of community and how to navigate through diversity to promote a healthy and respectful living and learning environment. This is accomplished through discussion about personal choices and community impact, dispelling myths about alcohol and drug use and the “hook-up” mentality, exploring healthy relationships, understanding what consent is and looks like, and interactive group activities.

Length: 75 minutes

Format: Discussion and activity

Campus Clarity

Campus Clarity deals with topics such as alcohol use, healthy relationships, and sexual misconduct. The course will educate students on how to recognize a high risk situation and techniques for intervention and how to prevent emergencies surrounding alcohol and other drugs. Students will also learn to identify the signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships, recognize stalking behaviors, learn how to best support a survivor, and learn more about local and campus resources for survivors of sexual violence.

Length: 150 minutes

Format: Online lecture and activities

Alcohol Ed

This presentation is the Community Standards and Wellbeing Office’s general alcohol education program. Attendees will learn the alcohol basics (i.e., standard drink size, body processing, BAL/BAC, etc.), explore personal use, be introduced to self-monitoring skills, learn how to manage alcohol use for maximum benefit, and examine the relationship between alcohol and behaviors (i.e., sex, driving, etc.).

Length: 90 minutes

Format: Lecture and discussion

BASICS for Alcohol

BASICS stands for brief alcohol screening and intervention for college students. This is an individually tailored, one-on-one, harm-reduction focused program designed to:

·         Help students explore your alcohol use in a non-judgmental setting

·         Reduce risky behavior and harmful consequences of alcohol abuse

·         Identify changes that could help students reduce their risk

·         Provide important information and skills for risk-reduction

The BASICS program is one of the most effective alcohol education interventions with college students. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recognized BASICS as an evidence-based model program. The program consists of completing an online self-assessment of substance use behaviors and goals, and 1-2 individual meetings with a trained facilitator. 

Length: Two sessions 

Format: Online self-assessment and individual discussion

To sign up for this program, email christine_glissmann@redlands.edu for availability.

Joint Learning

This presentation is the Community Standards and Wellbeing Office’s general marijuana education program. Attendees will learn the marijuana basics (i.e., cannabis effects, body processing, etc.), explore personal use, self-monitoring skills, learn how to manage cannabis use for maximum benefit, and examine the relationship between alcohol and behaviors (i.e., sex, driving, etc.).

Length: 90 minutes

Format: Lecture and discussion

CASICS for Marijuana

CASICS marijuana is a brief screening and intervention for college students. This is an individually tailored, one-on-one, harm-reduction focused program designed to:

·         Help students explore your marijuana use in a non-judgmental setting

·         Reduce risky behavior and harmful consequences of marijuana abuse

·         Identify changes that could help students reduce their risk

·         Provide important information and skills for risk-reduction

The CASICS program is one of the most effective education interventions with college students. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recognized CASICS as an evidence-based model program. The program consists of completing an online self-assessment of substance use behaviors and goals, and 1-2 individual meetings with a trained facilitator. 

Length: Two sessions

Format: Online self-assessment and individual discussion

To sign up for this program, email christine_glissmann@redlands.edu for availability.

Sober Host Training

As part of the University Party Policy, all organizations that want to host student-sponsored social events are required to register for a party license and have 85% of the active members of the organization be Sober Host certified. To learn more about the University of Redlands Party Policy, click here.

This training prepares attendees to become Sober Host certified. The training educates on risk and liability, event management, Sober Host expectations as outlined in the policy, bystander intervention for both alcohol consumption and to prevent sexual harassment/assault, when to ask for help, and active party scenario role plays. A quiz will be distributed at the end of the training of which a score of 80% or better is passing.

Length: 90 minutes

Format: Lecture

Custom Program

Do you have an idea for a presentation or activity surrounding alcohol, drugs, party safety, etc.? Email Christine and give her a description of your idea and topic areas, your organization, how many people you expect to attend, and options for dates and times.