Alcohol and substance abuse prevention
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program
UMKC is committed to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and conducive to the academic achievement of all. Abuse of drugs and alcohol is considered a disruption to this environment, posing significant health and emotional problems, potentially jeopardizing campus safety and security, inhibiting the personal and professional development of students and employees and adversely affecting the educational opportunities for all.
Students and employees of the University are considered adults and citizens of the campus and surrounding community. As such, students, faculty and staff are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and responsible manner. As responsible adults and campus citizens, students and employees at UMKC are subject to the policies set forth by the University and the legal statutes set forth by local, state and federal agencies.
Alcohol and other substance use services are offered to assist students, faculty and staff with concerns regarding alcohol and other substances. Specially trained staff are available to provide evaluations, support, educational and early intervention, and recovery related services. The staff can also assist students, faculty and staff in locating resources in the surrounding community for particular needs.
The Counseling Center is prepared to address various concerns around the use and abuse of alcohol and other substances. Concerns may include concerns about personal use, or the use of a relative, close friend, or roommate.
Individuals who have concerns regarding their own use of alcohol or other substances are encouraged to contact the Counseling Center for assistance. The office provides individual, confidential appointments. The Center also offers BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), which is a two-session program geared toward helping individuals assess their own behaviors, identify any areas of concern, receive confidential feedback and recommendations, and possibly locate community support services.
BASICS is also offered to assist students with sanctions related to alcohol and other substance use. Contact the Counseling Center at 816-235-1635 to learn more.