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Alcohol & Other Drugs

The Counseling Center is committed to helping students succeed personally and academically by making healthy and informed choices around drugs and alcohol.

Our Alcohol Education Class, and our BASICS and CASICS programs are non-judgmental and student centered, designed to provide current, relevant information about alcohol and other drugs and the effects they can have on students’ lives.

These programs also offer students an opportunity to talk with a Counselor about any other concerns they may have and to learn how the Counseling Center and/or other resources may be of assistance.

Referrals to the Alcohol Education Class, and the BASICS and CASICS programs are typically made by the Office of Student Conduct, though the BASICS and CASICS programs are available to all students.

The Counseling Center can also provide confidential consultation and referrals to any students with problems or concerns related to alcohol and drug use.

Referred Learning Program (RLP)

The Referred Learning Programs (RLP) are evidence based intervention programs that are focused on increasing awareness of the impacts of Alcohol and Other Drugs. Students are usually referred to these programs if they have violated the Keene State College Drug and Alcohol Policy, however students can choose to enroll themselves as well.

For more information, please contact the Counseling Center at counseling@keene.edu or 603-358-2437 or the Office of Student Conduct at studentconduct10@keene.edu or 603-358-2840.

Under the Influence

The Under the Influence program is a 3-hour online education class. This program assesses current behaviors through a self-assessment tool (e-CHUG), educates students about alcohol and harm reduction techniques, and identifies on and off campus resources.

Marijuana 101

The Marijuana 101 program is a 3-hour online education course. This course discusses marijuana’s effects on the brain, health issues, school and job performance, and the consequences and realities of using marijuana. This intervention course also includes the e-TOKE self-assessment.

Under the Influence and Marijuana 101 Enrollment Instructions

You’ll need access to an internet connected computer and an email address. To complete either program, please print out this page. You must follow the instructions step-by-step to successfully register and complete the program.

Registration if You Did Alcoholwise Prior to Orientation or other 3rd Millennium Course Previously

  1. Go to and click the orange button that says "Sign Up for a Course".
  2. On the Student Portal screen, enter the same email address (case sensitive) and password you used for Alcoholwise. Click "Sign In"
  3. If you can’t remember your password, click "Click here to retrieve Login Information" It will be sent to your screen immediately or to the email address you used previously, up to 24 hours later.
  4. Click "Find Your Course"
  5. Find the red lettering that says "IF YOU HAVE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AND KNOW YOUR CONTROL…" In the box enter one of these codes:
    Under the Influence enter KSC7
    Marijuana 101 enter KSCMJ
  6. Click "Continue"
  7. Verify that you are enrolling in the correct course and click "Continue"
  8. Fill our all the information requested under New Student Information and Login Information
  9. Click "Continue"
  10. On the next screen, enter your student ID number and click "Continue"
  11. On the Confirm Course Enrollment screen, make sure your information is correct and click "Continue"
  12. From the Course Enrollment Screen, write down your password, click "Start Course Now"
  13. Continue with the Course Completion directions below.

Registration if You Have Not Done a Third Millennium Course Previously

  1. Go to and click the orange button that say "Sign Up for a Course"
  2. On the Student Portal screen, enter your preferred email address, click "Sign In"
  3. You will get a message that your login was not successful. Click "Click here to Enroll now"
  4. On the Find Control Number screen, enter one of these codes:
    Under the Influence enter KSC7
    Marijuana 101 enter KSCMJ
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. Proceed with steps 7-13 above

Course Completion

Begin the three-hour course whenever you are ready. You may stop the program at any time; however, be sure to save your work before logging out. Your due date is indicated in your hearing outcome letter.

Upon completion, you and the Student Conduct Office will receive notice that you have finished Part 1. Save a copy of this email for your records.

In 30 days, you will receive a reminder to complete the 15-minute follow-up. We encourage you to complete it. It does not have a due date.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Conduct Office at StudentConduct10@keene.edu or call 603-358-2840.

BASICS

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a 1 to 2 session alcohol screening and discussion designed to assist students in examining their own drinking behavior in a judgment-free environment.

The goals are largely selected by the student. BASICS aims to reduce risky behaviors and the harmful consequences of drinking by increasing awareness and the use of protective behaviors. Students are generally referred to the BASICS program through the Office of Student Conduct, however the BASICS program is available to all students.

To schedule a BASICS session contact the Counseling Center at counseling@keene.edu or 603-358-2437.

Make an Appointment

Call the front office at 603-358-2437, or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Elliot Center. We are open M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Your Initial Appointment Information

Emergency Crisis Info

For Immediate Life Threatening Emergencies - Call 911
Or go to the Emergency Room at Cheshire Medical Center; 580 Court St, Keene, NH (603) 354-5400.

If you are in a personal crisis:

  • During office hours: Call (603) 358-2437, or visit our office on the 3rd floor of the Elliot Center.
  • After-hours, on weekends, or during breaks: Contact our on-call counselor at (603) 358-2436.

Other Urgent Needs