We are currently providing all BASICS/CASICS sessions virtually. Once you complete your online assessment, you will be emailed additional instructions on how to access your virtual session with one of our providers. If you had a session that was canceled, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule.
BASICS (Alcohol)/CASICS (Marijuana) is an alcohol and other drug education program available to VCU students. This program is administered by staff from The Well and University Counseling Services.
If you have questions, are having difficulty registering or need additional information, please email email@example.com. You will receive a certificate after completing the course.
Please note that we do not place/remove holds on your account. Please contact the referring department if you are encountering issues due to a hold.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
VCU uses BASICS to help students assess personal risk, evaluate their relationship to alcohol and reduce the potential harm associated with use.
Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS)
VCU uses CASICS to help students assess personal risk, evaluate their relationship to cannabis and reduce potential harm associated with use.
How to Register
Students who are referred to the program for an alcohol violation should signup for the BASICS program. Students who are referred to the program for a cannabis violation should sign up for the CASICS program.
Once you have completed either the BASICS (alcohol) /CASICS (marijuana) assessment the system will send you an email to your VCU email that you provided. Please allow up to 30 minutes for this email to arrive. This email will include instructions on next steps. If you do not receive an email instructing you on what to do next, please check your spam folder.
If you create an account on your own without the autogenerated email the system will not allow you to see the calendar so please wait for the auto-generated email.
Virginia law requires VCU to release the educational record of a tax dependent student to a parent at his request. Va. Code 23.1-1303(B)(5).
If you have any questions about BASICS/CASICS, or if you need accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.