The BASICS Program

The Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Program is a harm reduction, preventative intervention for college students aimed at those students who are at risk for heavy alcohol consumption and the consequences of this behavior -- missing class, having accidents and being involved in acts of violence.

The BASICS Program isn't an abstinence-only program. Instead, it provides information to students. What the student chooses to do with that information is entirely up to them. The BASICS Program helps students examine their own behavior in a judgment-free environment. It isn't designed to be longer than two sessions, but referrals are available for students who think they would like a more extensive intervention.

If you have questions about the program that aren't answered on this page, please contact Lynn Schoenberg at [email protected].

What to Expect

Students who participate in the BASICS Program can expect two, one-on-one, 50-minute sessions with the university's executive director of holistic wellness, Lynn Schoenberg. Both sessions must be scheduled before starting the program.

At the first meeting, you will become acquainted with Lynn Schoenberg and the program. You'll discuss what brought you to BASICS and answer brief interview questions. Before your next session, you will complete e-Chug, an online feedback and survey tool that takes less than 40 minutes to complete.

The second BASICS session will be used to review your personalized feedback report and identify potential changes to reduce your risk of developing alcohol-related problems.


BASICS sessions are confidential. Information from BASICS will not be disclosed without your permission. If you're referred from the Office of Community Standards and you grant permission, your attendance, and only your attendance, will be reported back to the director.

Making an Appointment

Please read all of the information on this page before calling to schedule an appointment. This will ensure a quick response to your voice message. We work hard to maintain confidentiality and to schedule appointments as quickly as possible.

To schedule your appointment:

  1. Call Student Counseling Services at 386-822-8900. Be sure to say you are calling for the BASICS Program.
    • If you leave a voicemail, please leave your first and last name (spell out your last name).
  2. Give a phone number at which you can be reached to confirm your appointments.
  3. List out all of the times you are available during the following blocks:
    • Monday from noon to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

We'll return your call within two business days.


  • If you have an emergency and need to reschedule, please call Student Counseling Services at 386-822-8900 ASAP.
  • If you miss your first session, you will need to reschedule both sessions.
  • Only one reschedule will be allowed per student participating in the BASICS Program
  • If you don't bring the necessary information with you to your second session, it will automatically be rescheduled.
  • All sessions are held at the Hollis Center room 132. Please remember to bring your Stetson University ID to access the Hollis Center.
  • If you have a conflict with Lynn Schoenberg serving as your BASICS specialist, arrangements will be made.


If you're already participating in the BASICS Program, you should complete the following steps before your second meeting:

  1. Complete the 15-minute initial survey.
  2. Complete the e-CHUG tool and print your results.
  3. Use your self-monitoring card.
  4. Remember to come to your second session with your e-CHUG printout and self-monitoring card.

More Information

Use the following links for more information on BASICS: