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A variety of educational materials and programs are available to the campus community. Programs can be requested by contacting Frances Cortez Funk, Director of Health Promotion Services, 610-683-4240

An alcohol and sexual assault prevention program is a requirement for first-year undergraduate and first-year transfer undergraduate students.
Kutztown University feels strongly that all students transitioning take AlcoholEDU for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates so they have a foundation of knowledge. Students will receive an email to your student account on August 1, 2018 with instructions on how to access both programs. Contact  if you have not received an email on August 1, 2018.

Alcohol & Other Drug Programs for Kutztown University Students

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students) is a preventive alcohol abuse intervention program for college students 18 to 24 years old.

BASICS is designed to help students make better alcohol-use decisions. The program's style is not confrontational or judgmental, and it:

  • Reduces the adverse effects of alcohol consumption
  • Promotes reduced drinking
  • Promotes healthier choices among young adults
  • Provides important information and coping skills for risk reduction.

If you are interested in learning more about BASICS and/or would like to set up an appointment please contact Kutztown University's AOD Team.

CASICS (Cannabis Abuse Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a preventive marijuana intervention program offered by HPAOD Services. Participants meet 1-on-1 with a trained specialist who will help them to evaluate their own marijuana use, to identify personal risks and to plan ways to reduce consequences associated with their marijuana use. CASICS sessions are non-judgmental and are personalized to the interests and needs of the student.

If you are interested in learning more about CASICS and/or would like to set up an appointment please contact HPAOD Services, Frances C. Cortez Funk 

Opioids, How did we get here? Conversational learning experience with an Opioid Treatment Specialist. Schedule an appointment to book your workshop for students and/or staff.

Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Awareness

  • "AOD Challenge" students test their knowledge on AOD and current trivia
  • "Boozed and Confused" interactive activities where students navigate through an obstacle course of life and challenges
  • "Pill Popping Culture" it's in your medicine cabinet
  • "Opioids" candid discussions on a topic and its impact on individuals and communities 
  • "SOBER choices" an interactive informational display table
  • "WEED" an interactive informational display table
  • "Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) screenings" where students have an opportunity to examine their individual choices
  • "Party Tips" making smart choices, responsibility, safety, and decision making skills in a social situation

Lifestyles of the College Student

  • "Cold & Flu Awareness" an interactive informational display table
  • "Nutrition Matters Series" eating healthy in a college environment
  • "Germs!" highlights the importance of prevention practices
  • "S.P.A" stress prevention awareness
  • "Pink Party" young women about breast cancer and about strategies for early detection
  • "Love the Skin you're in" skin care
  • "Snooze" informal discussion on how to improve your sleeping patterns in college
  • "Motivational Mondays"
  • "Fitness on the GO!"

Relationships and Sexual Health

  • "Condom Obstacle Course" an interactive workshop designed for laughter and knowledge
  • "HIV/AIDS Awareness" current and contemporary issues facing individuals in HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • "Sexy Chat" a program where students talk about SEX *
  • "Healthy Relationships" consent, love, lust, and everything in between

Tobacco Awareness and Cessation

  • "Exhale" modern smoking
  • "Thinking of Quitting" considering breaking-up with tobacco and exploring your readiness
  • "Tobacco Cessation" resources available to assist students in living a tobacco-free lifestyle, individual appointments can be booked by contacting Frances C. Cortez Funk