What is Choices?
Choices is a group experience for 8-12 students which lasts 60 minutes. It is intended for students who indicate moderately risky alcohol use or are involved in a policy violation related to alcohol or substance use. The sessions are facilitated by trained student coaches. In the sessions, students will be asked to examine how alcohol or substance use is impacting various dimensions of their well-being so that they can make healthier choices in the future.
Who can use Choices?
Any Ohio State student can sign up to participate in a Choices group. The sessions will be hybrid and allow for students at all six Ohio State campuses to participate. Whether required to participate or choosing to, Choices is a great opportunity for students to learn about alcohol use and make plans to be safe when choosing to drink.
What does the program include?
Each participant will receive a Choices Student Journal that will be necessary to participate in the program. These Journals will guide the student through the following topics:
- Reflections on Drinking: Myth vs Reality
- Facts about Alcohol
- Drinking Risks & Harm
- Strategies for Reducing Risk
At the end of the session. Students will be given a link that they can use to complete a survey which will ask them to input responses from specific questions in their Choices journal.
How much does it cost?
Choices is provided to Ohio State students at no cost.
How do I schedule?
The Student Wellness Center is committed to providing services that are accessible to all graduate, professional and undergraduate students. When scheduling an appointment, you will have the option to note your accessibility needs to help us provide you with the most accommodating services possible. You may also communicate accessibility requests with Associate Director, Brendan Greisberger.
*Choices facilitators are not licensed counselors. They have been trained to provide alcohol and/or substance use education and feedback. If a student requires a definite diagnosis or treatment for clinical issues, we refer them to Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service at 614-292-5766.