Community Solutions Workshop
Community Solutions Workshop (CSW) is a 2 hour, interactive alcohol and other drug (AOD) program for students. Our intention is to create a safe space that fosters reflection and encourages open, non-judgmental discussion about participants' AOD use. Program content is geared toward social users with an emphasis on social norms and reducing the risk of harm to students and the community. This will include a focus on how AOD use may be impacting individuals' academic and student life goals.
CSW is an educational sanction for students who continue to violate UCSC AOD policy or other University regulations while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and/or other substances. CSW is not appropriate for students who may be presenting signs of chemical dependence or a pattern of abuse involving higher risk behavior such as blackouts, high BAC, transports, etc. These should be considered for referral to BASICS or other individual intervention(s). There is a $40 participation fee for students referred as part of a judicial or court sanction.
- If you are unable to attend, please contact SHOP at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session.
- If you miss the CSW session for which you are registered OR cannot meet your completion deadline, please contact your Adjudicator.
- For unresolved questions and issues pertaining to your sanction, please contact your Adjudicator.
- For students referred as a part of a court order or judicial sanction, there is a $40 fee for workshop participation.
- If you will need disability related accommodations to participate in CSW, please contact the Disability Resource Center (831) 459-2089 or email DRC@ucsc.edu.
- For questions about CSW, contact SHOP at 459-1417 or email SHOP@ucsc.edu.
- CSW begins promptly and will require 2 hours to complete. Students who are late or leave early will not receive credit and must contact their Adjudicator for direction.
- Your active participation in group discussions, exercises and assignments is a requirement for successful completion.
- Confidentiality is key to participants feeling safe and comfortable about sharing personal information.
- Any breach of confidentiality will be considered a violation of your sanction agreement and risks disciplinary action (See Student Policies and Regulations Handbook, Sections 102.16 and 102.21).
- In the same way that CSW Facilitators will not pre-judge or presume knowledge of participants in advance, please come with an open mind. For example:
o If you are intent on blaming the RA, CSO and/or others for your sanction, then it will be difficult to process content, share respectfully, and learn from participants' experiences and insights.
- Anyone arriving at CSW under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and/or other substances will be required to leave CSW and report to the Adjudicator.