Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program

ATOD Programs for Sanctioned Students

The Alcohol and Other Drug Programs available at Southern Utah University are educational programs for students who are required to take a course for a court or legal requirement*, or if referred by campus faculty/staff. These courses are an affordable, relevant and effective way to meet your requirement.


How It Works

Step 1: Meet with AOD Coordinator

Students are to contact the Counseling and Psychological Services office ST168 or by calling Debbie Foster at 865-8621 and scheduling an appointment with the AOD Coordinator Nikki Gwin. The student is required to meet with the AOD Coordinator to gain an overview of the AOD Programs that are offered and what their responsibilities are in completing the program. The student will pay a $65 assessment fee before completing the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI).

Step 2: Meet with a Counselor

Once the student has completed the assessment they are required to make an appointment with a CAPS counselor to evaluate their assessment. Depending of the evaluation the counselor will recommend the most appropriate educational program or will make a referral to an off-campus professional/program.

Step 3: Register for the AOD Program

The student is then responsible for registering themselves for one of the two courses that best meets their requirements.

University 1020: Health Awareness Training: This is a 2 credit course that is offered during fall and spring semesters at Southern Utah University. The course is designed around the Peer Health Education Program. Students are educated with the respect to making healthy choices in risky situations. They will accurately perceive campus environment, increase their skill level so that they may assist in programs and presentations to enhance the wellness of the individual, campus, and community. The course provides up-to-date research and information on health related topics, and provides a base level of awareness. Students must receive a passing grade in order to successfully complete the program.

*It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the judge, DMV, probation, or attorney as to whether our Alcohol and Drug programs will meet your requirements.