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B.A.S.I.C.S. Assessment

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to complete the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Student (BASICS) assessment administered by the Health and Counseling Center (HCC). The purpose of this outcome is to provide the student with the opportunity to take a close look at the role alcohol plays in their life. The BASICS assessment consists of two individual 50-minute appointments with a counselor or health educator from the HCC. BASICS focuses on information gathering (an intake interview & drink tracking homework between sessions), assessments tools, and written feedback utilizing the aforementioned information obtained.

Students may set up this appointment by calling 303.871.2205. It is highly recommended that students call as soon as possible to make this initial appointment so that they are able to complete this outcome by the deadline. Students must also attend a follow-up session and may be required to complete the recommendations as determined by this assessment in order to fully satisfy this outcome. There is a $100 charge for these services. Students will have to sign the release of information form available during their session to ensure that the counselor can inform Student Conduct of compliance with this requirement. The content of the sessions will remain confidential.

e-CHUG Self Assessment

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to complete the online alcohol self-assessment "e-CHUG" and write a reflection paper regarding the feedback received. The purpose of this outcome is for the student to examine their alcohol use. The e-CHUG self assessment is a personalized feedback tool that provides the user with information about patterns of use, personal risk factors (tolerance, family risk, etc.), calories from alcohol consumed, amount of money spent on alcohol, and risk reduction to drink in a less risky way if one chooses to drink. This outcome is accompanied by a reflection paper.

e-TOKE Self Assessment

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to complete the online marijuana self-assessment "e-TOKE" and write a reflection paper regarding the feedback received. The purpose of this outcome is for the student to examine one's own marijuana use. This outcome is accompanied by a reflection paper.

e-TOKE Session

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to complete an "e-TOKE" session offered by the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) and write a reflection paper regarding the feedback received. The purpose of this outcome is for the student to examine their marijuana use, provide the student with information about personal risk factors, and risk reduction strategies if one should choose to use.  Students will have to sign the release of information form available during their session to ensure that the counselor can inform Student Conduct of compliance with this requirement. The content of the sessions will remain confidential.

Fake ID Information Sheet

The Fake ID Information Sheet is included when a student is found responsible for possessing a fake ID. It provides information about the possible criminal charges that could occur should the student be found with another fake ID while attending DU. There is NO active requirement for the student to complete – the sheet provides information only.

Individualized Substance Assessment

This outcome serves as an opportunity to complete an Individualized Assessment with a licensed substance abuse provider to review the student's substance use. The purpose of this outcome is to help provide an opportunity for the student to evaluate their substance use and to see if additional support is needed to help them manage substances while attending the University of Denver.

Students must agree to allow the provider to share information with Student Conduct to confirm attendance and to provide recommendations for any additional treatment. Student will be required to complete the recommendations outlined by the provider. Students must also sign a Release of Information so that Student Conduct can share background information for the purpose of this referral. Be advised that the University of Denver bears no obligation for the identification of a licensed substance abuse provider or for any fees incurred. However, the Health and Counseling Center staff may be helpful in providing referrals.

Since this outcome involves medical care, students completing this outcome will need to complete the Medical Re-Entry Process in addition to submitting this information to Student Conduct. The Medical Re-Entry Committee will meet to review the documentation in terms of the treatment the student has engaged in and determine whether or not this outcome is considered fully completed. Until the Medical Re-Entry Committee has confirmed this outcome as completed, students may not be able to continue in their education at the University.

Marijuana Assessment

This outcome serves as an opportunity to complete Marijuana Assessment administered by the Health and Counseling Center (HCC). The purpose of this outcome is to provide the student with the opportunity to take a close look at the role marijuana plays in their life. The Marijuana Assessment consists of two individual 50-minute appointments with a counselor or health educator from the HCC. The Marijuana Assessment focuses on information gathering (an intake interview & drink tracking homework between sessions), assessments tools, and written feedback utilizing the aforementioned information obtained.

Students may set up this appointment by calling 303.871.2205. It is highly recommended that students call as soon as possible to make this initial appointment so that they are able to complete this outcome by the deadline. Students must also attend a follow-up session and may be required to complete the recommendations as determined by this assessment in order to fully satisfy this outcome. Students will have to sign the Release of Information form to ensure that the counselor can inform Student Conduct of compliance with this requirement; however, the content of the sessions will remain confidential.

Conduct Review Meetings

This outcome serves as an opportunity to attend regular Conduct Review Meetings through a date specified by Student Conduct. The Conduct Administrator assigning the outcomes will meet with the student and can determine the number and length of meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to have a conversation with the student to check in and make sure they are meeting the University's expectations. Students may be assigned additional outcomes as deemed necessary. Any missed meetings without prior approval may result in further student conduct action. All requests for rescheduling must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Probation Review Meetings

In addition to Student Conduct Probation, students may be required to attend regular Probation Review Meetings through a date specified by Student Conduct. During this period of time, the student must meet with the Conduct Administrator who assigned the outcomes once every week for thirty (30) minutes. The purpose of these meetings is to have a conversation with the student to check in and make sure they are meeting the University's expectations. Students may be assigned additional outcomes as deemed necessary. Any missed meetings without prior approval will result in further student conduct action. All requests for rescheduling must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Parent/Guardian Letter

The University of Denver has established a parental notification policy, which states that parents or guardians may be notified as a result of certain Student Conduct Policy violations. The purpose of this outcome is to inform parents or guardians of the incident in which a student was involved and the decision of the Student Conduct Administrator.

Students who are required to write a letter must include the following:

  • Explain the incident in which you were involved that prompted this outcome.
  • An explanation of the incident that resulted in this outcome;
  • An explanation of how the behavior was inconsistent with University expectations;
  • How one might act if placed in a similar situation in the future; and
  • What one has learned from the experience.

Students will submit the letters for review to the Conduct Administrator who assigned the outcome. The student letters will then be forwarded to the student's parent/guardian along with a standard notice letter from Student Conduct.

Student Conduct Counseling Assessment

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to attend a one-session Counseling Assessment at the Health and Counseling Center. The purpose of this outcome is to discuss a topic determined by the conduct administrator; however, students are encouraged to use this opportunity to discuss any challenges that they may be having. Students may be required to complete any recommendations from the counselor in order to fully satisfy this outcome. There may also be a fee assessed for this service. Students will have to sign the release of information form available during their session to ensure that the counselor can inform Student Conduct of compliance with this requirement. The content of the sessions will remain confidential.

Off-Campus Counseling Assessment

This outcome serves as an opportunity to attend a one-session Counseling Consultation with a licensed mental health provider of their choosing, off-campus. The purpose of this outcome is to discuss a topic determined by the conduct administrator; however, students are encouraged to use this opportunity to discuss any challenges that they may be having. There may be a fee assessed for this service, which the student will be responsible for covering. Students will have to sign a release of information form to ensure that the counselor can inform Student Conduct of compliance with this requirement. The content of the session will remain confidential. However, a student may be required to complete any recommendations from the mental health provider in order to fully satisfy this outcome.

Threat Assessment

The purpose of this outcome is to determine the threat a student poses to themself or to others on campus to see if it is appropriate to allow the student back into the DU community. The University has experience working with a particular entity – this information will be provided to the student. There may be a fee assessed for this service, which the student will be responsible for covering. Students will have to sign a release of information form to ensure that the provider can inform Student Conduct of the compliance with this requirement and provide further information as needed. The final assessment and recommendations will need to be provided to Student Conduct prior to consideration of the student’s reinstatement, including being allowed back onto campus if previously (as applicable