Alcohol and Other Drug Program

The AOD Program at Geneseo offers a number of services, including:

  • Education and intervention through programs such as BASICS and Choices.
  • Individual consultations for students to discuss any alcohol or other drug concerns (to schedule, please call Counseling Services at  585-245-5716).
  • Group support through SMART Recovery, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, and CALM, a mindfulness-based stress reduction series.
  • Parent resources, including the booklet,  Talking with College Students About Alcohol.  (Parents can find additional helpful information by visiting College Parents Matter.)

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BASICS and Choices


Do you have concerns about your drinking or marijuana use? Take a BASICS screening and receive a personalized profile; your results are completely confidential.

If you have been required  to take Choices or BASICS:

If you have been referred to the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program Coordinator Sarah Covell by the Student Conduct office, please have your referral letter when calling to schedule an appointment ( 585-245-5716).  To schedule an appointment for Choices (Alcohol or Marijuana), email

AOD Advocates

AOD advocacy Advocates group

AOD Advocacy offers a program for students who would like to talk with a peer about alcohol or other drug concerns.  Students can have confidential conversations with AOD Advocates; the Advocates are upper-class students who have several semesters’ experience and training in Pathways Peer Advocacy AND have undergone extensive additional training in Motivational Interviewing and Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS).

Email the AOD Advocates at for more info or to set up an appointment.

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Safe Party

Geneseo’s commitment to student welfare extends to its concern for how you and your friends socialize. If you choose to socialize with alcohol, make sure you’re well informed about its effects, including alcohol's interactions with other drugs. The Safe Party site includes resources for students who attend or host parties, plus transportation and legal information. Follow the link below to see more information.

Safe Party Site  

Do you know how different amounts of alcohol affect your body and brain--and differently for males/females? To get the facts, check out this  Blood Alcohol Level Table.

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Sophie, Certified Therapy Dog

Our AOD Coordinator Sarah Covell is also the owner of Sophie, a Certified Therapy Dog.  Sarah brings Sophie to her second floor Lauderdale office on Tuesdays & Thursdays. On Thursday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m., Sarah and Sophie visit  South Village Counseling Services, Onondaga 203 South. Sophie loves students and would be happy to have you visit with her any time!