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RMU Counseling Center
counseling@rmu.edu
412-397-5900 phone
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Patrick Henry, Lower Level


Alcohol and Drug Classes

PLEASE NOTE:  
All Drug and Alcohol Classes are being held virtually, on an individual basis, during the Fall 2020 semester.  To schedule, email us at counseling@rmu.edu -or- call us at (412) 397-5900.

We will revert to the process listed below once we are able to switch back to in-person classes.  In the meantime, please reach out to the Counseling Center, at the contact info listed above, to discuss options for scheduling an individual Drug 101 or Alcohol 101 session.

Pre-registration Information for All Classes

Students will receive notice of their required sanctions through the Student Community Standards Office.

Registration Policy for All Classes 
All students who are sanctioned to complete an Alcohol 101 or Drug 101 class must submit a request to attend a class at least 48 hours in advance by emailing Beth Lucas at counseling@rmu.edu or by calling 412-397-5900, in order to be registered. If the class is on a Monday, the student should contact Beth by the previous Thursday to schedule for the class. Space is limited.
 If a student cannot make any of the classes listed below, they may be referred to Greenbriar Treatment Center to request a class with them. The location of each class will be determined at a later date and emailed to students separately.

Alcohol 102 will continue to be an individual meeting in the Counseling Center, and students must also request an individual meeting by emailing Beth Lucas at counseling@rmu.edu or by calling 412-397-5900. Please note: there may be a wait time of up to 2-3 weeks for an individual meeting. Students are responsible for scheduling their meeting well enough in advance so that it is completed before their sanction due date.

Alcohol 101
Alcohol 101 is a university course offered by the Counseling Center designed to educate participants about the effects and consequences that result from alcohol use and abuse.  The class is designed to prepare students to make informed decisions regarding their personal alcohol use to avoid the negative consequences associated with alcohol misuse.  Students are also introduced to the resources that are available on-campus and in the community.  Through discussions and interactive activities, students develop a deeper understanding about their personal choices regarding alcoholic beverages. Please contact Beth Lucas at counseling@rmu.edu or by calling (412) 397-5900 to register for your Alcohol 101 class.

Alcohol 102
Alcohol 102 is a one-on-one, introspective meeting with a Counseling Center therapist to discuss personal alcohol usage.  The meeting is designed for students who receive a second alcohol violation and have attended Alcohol 101 in the past.  During the meeting, the student and staff member will discuss such topics as decision making, the student's values, and future goals.  Each student sanctioned to Alcohol 102 will also write a two-page paper chronicling their past decision-making with their future goals, which must be turned in two days prior to their sanction deadline. A prompt for this paper will be provided to each student upon course completion. 

Please note: there may be a wait time for an individual meeting of up to 2-3 weeks. Students are responsible for scheduling their meeting well enough in advance so that it is completed before their sanction deadline.  Individual appointments for Alcohol 102 can be made by contacting Beth Lucas at counseling@rmu.edu or by calling (412) 397-5900.  

Drug 101
Drug 101 is a university course offered by the Counseling Center designed to educate participants about the effects and consequences that result from drug use and abuse. Each student sanctioned to Drug 101 will also write a two-page paper chronicling their past decision-making with their future goals, which must be turned in two days prior to their sanction deadline. A prompt for this paper will be provided to each student upon course completion. Students are responsible for scheduling their class well enough in advance so that it is completed before their sanction deadline. Please contact Beth Lucas at counseling@rmu.edu or by calling (412) 397-5900 to register for your Drug 101 class.

Dates for Alcohol 101 and Drug 101 Classes - Fall 2020***

***All Fall 2020 Drug 101 and Alcohol 101 classes will be held on an individual basis 
via video conference with one of our counselors.  To schedule...
email counseling@rmu.edu   -or-   call (412) 397-5900

 Alcohol 101 ***  Drug 101 ***
No in-person classes scheduled at this time.  Please  see information above re: virtual Alcohol 101 classes.   No in-person classes scheduled at this time. Please     see information above re:  virtual Drug 101 classes.

Please note that class dates/times and locations are subject to change without notice. Unless you are already registered for a class, please double check the schedule before requesting to register. 

Location for Classes

All classes listed above will be held in the Counseling Center, unless otherwise specified*.  The Counseling Center is located off of the Nicholson Lawn, near the front entrance to Nicholson Center, in the lower level of the adjacent Patrick Henry building**.  If walking from Campus Drive, through the lawn towards the front entrance of Nicholson, our office is located off to the left of the large brick planter that sits outside Nicholson's main entrance.  See map below.
 
* If the location of a particular class changes, you will be notified via email at least one day prior to the class.
**Note that there is no access to the Counseling Center from the upper levels of Patrick Henry.