Whether you seek out support on your own or you are referred to a group session or individual meeting with a counselor, these sessions are designed to help you make informed decisions.
What to expect when you meet with a counselor
- We offer supportive and honest communication and empathy. We show this compassion the moment you contact us.
- We meet you where you are and will help you get to where you need to be.
- We encourage you to think critically about drinking alcohol, using drugs, and the impact those activities may have on you and your ability to be successful at IU.
- We do more than talk and listen. We promote learning, self reflection, and growth in everything we do.
- We not only respect your physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries—we help you define and protect them on your own.
Substance Use Intervention Services506 N. Fess Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
- Phone: 812-856-3898
Students may refer themselves to Substance Use Intervention Services for a confidential meeting at any time. In a safe and comfortable setting with a counselor, you can decide what services will be right for you.
Student Conduct referrals
Students who are referred to Substance Use Intervention Services will be asked to participate in either Phase 1 or Phase 2.
Phase 1 of the program allows students who have been involved in minor, first-time alcohol-related incidents to rethink their actions and plan for a future free of code violations. Students referred to Phase 1 will participate in a group session with other students.
Students who are referred to Phase 2 will be asked to meet with a counselor one-on-one for an individual assessment, where they will reflect on the incident and their substance use behaviors.
Students referred to Substance Use Intervention Services from the Office of Student Conduct will be assessed a fee per referral incident on their bursar bill as a “SUIS” fee. The Substance Use Intervention Services fees are used to support prevention and intervention programs on the IU Bloomington campus.
Sessions with our office do not replace or fulfill court obligations.
For students who successfully complete all requirements of Phase 1 of the intervention program—and do not violate any other drug or alcohol-related policies for the duration of their tenure at Indiana University—there will not be a judicial record of the incident kept by Indiana University.
Opting out of intervention
If you are not responsible for any of the alleged charges and want a judicial hearing instead, you may opt out of Substance Use Intervention Services by following the instructions in your notification letter.
Failure to appear for, reschedule, or cancel your screening will result in the loss of the opportunity to enter the program. Your case will be referred to the Campus Judicial Process, and you may be subject to an additional charge for failure to comply with the request of a university official.
Before you request a hearing, review the appropriate sections of the Student Code and/or the Residence Hall Rules and Regulations for complete details regarding your charges. If you are found responsible in the judicial hearing, you will receive an automatic mandatory referral back to Substance Use Intervention Services, along with a judicial record.