Welcome from the
Alcohol & Other Drug
Program Coordinator

Sarah and SophieWelcome to

Health & Counseling's

alcohol & Other Drug

(aod) program!

Here's a little information about what I do in my role as AOD Program Coordinator:

  • Educate students through programs such as Basics and Choices (see below).

  • Meet with students for individual consultations to discuss any potential alcohol and/or other drug concerns (to schedule a meeting with me, please call Counseling Services at 585-245-5716).

  • Work with students looking to change their substance use though SUMMiT (Substance Use Moderation through Mindfulness Training), an education and support group centered on learning and practicing mindfulness skills. 
  • Help parents talk to their students about alcohol during First Year Orientation.  (Download a new copy of the Talking with College Students About Alcohol handbook if needed.)

~Sarah Covell, MS, LMHC, NCC
Alcohol & Other Drug Program Coordinator

Thank you for visiting my pages!

Get a Personalized Feedback Profile about your alcohol or marijuana use

Take the BASICS screening to obtain personalized information about your alcohol or marijuana usage patterns; your results are confidential.


If you have been referred or required
to take Choices or BASICS:

If you have been referred to the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program Coordinator Sarah Covell by Judicial Affairs, the Dean of Students, or another College official, be sure to have your referral letter when calling to schedule an appointment (585-245-5716).  When scheduling, please mention that you need a Choices or BASICS appointment.  For a BASICS appointment, you will need to take the required BASICS online screening questionnaire prior to your appointment with Sarah (you will receive an email with a personalized link).


Do you take a medication commonly used to treat AD/HD?  If so, please be aware that consistent with standards in college student health, Health & Counseling does not prescribe these medications.  Visit our Psychiatric Services page for more information.