Alternative Resolution - Substance Use Program

The alternative resolution program for substance use vision is to create a system that shifts the focus away from penalizing personal substance use behavior and to a more health-centered system that focuses on evidence-based strategies and practices, rooted in behavior change and student development theory, to improve student wellbeing, reduce negative consequences, and increase student engagement.


It is an opt-in program designed to identify personal, social, health, and/or academic challenges that may be affecting personal substance use and behavior associated with personal substance use. A student who is eligible and opts-in to the program will partner with a student wellness to complete Wellbeing Coaching.

If successfully completed, the program results in NO disciplinary record with the university. Incomplete attempts or missed deadlines may result in a referral back to the standard disciplinary process which includes a disciplinary record and/or a hold being placed on a student's registration.