BASICS Educational Module and Personalized Feedback
BASICS stands for Brief Alcohol Assessment and Intervention for College Students. This online tool gives Rice students an opportunity to fully examine their personal values and goals regarding alcohol consumption, while also providing education about important concepts:
Blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.)
Standard drink sizes
Biphasic effects of alcohol
Facts about drinking norms
Curious about your own drinking behavior? Want to know if you're different from your peers?
Key Points for New Students
1. Don't assume that most new students have experience with alcohol. According to the BASICS data for the Class of 2017, less than one-third of new students have consumed alcohol in the last 30 days. Many students overestimate the frequency and quantity of their peers' drinking. The BASICS Personal Feedback Report, which each student receives upon completion of the module, gives students a factual comparison of their drinking behavior compared to other Rice students.
2. New students can be especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of alcohol misuse. Because Rice University has a strong culture of caring for one another, we call it a Culture of Care; we want you to take this information seriously. You must take personal responsibility for the choices you make regarding alcohol consumption.
If you have concerns on alcohol and/or other drug use, or want to learn more about the alcohol and drug prevention, education and intervention program, please contact the Wellbeing and Counseling Center: 713-348-3311 for more information.