The Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS) program is designed to address the risks associated with marijuana use among college students.

CASICS is utilized as an educational sanction when a UW-Madison student is found responsible for marijuana (or related) violations through the Chapter UWS 17 nonacademic misconduct disciplinary process

What is CASICS?

CASICS involves a personal self-assessment and two one-on-one sessions with a professional substance abuse counselor. CASICS is for violations of university marijuana policies. In the sessions, students will have a structured opportunity in a non-judgmental setting to assess their individual risk and identify potential changes for the future, and is intended to reduce the potential harms that are associated with higher risk marijuana use.

Why are students required to complete CASICS?

CASICS is one of the most effective education programs to help students reduce their risk associated with marijuana use. Students found responsible for misconduct are supported by the University, which is committed to assisting them in reducing the negative consequences of marijuana use.

How do students enroll in CASICS?

CASICS is provided by University Health Services. Students can enroll in CASICS by contacting UHS.


How students verify completion of CASICS?

Students are generally required to complete CASICS within four weeks from their case decision date, and the exact due date is listed in a student’s finding letter issued by the investigating officer. Upon completion, UHS notifies the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, which will notify the investigating officer. Documentation regarding completion necessary for any court appearances should be requested from UHS.

What happens if a student misses a session or does not complete CASICS?

Please refer to the UHS cancellation policy for information on charges associated with missed sessions. Failure to complete CASICS would constitute a violation of UWS 17.09(16), “Noncompliance with disciplinary sanctions,” and could result in additional disciplinary action, sanctions, and an enrollment hold placed on registration and transcripts.

Student Conduct and Community Standards Contacts

How can we help?

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Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
724 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53715

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

After Hours Contacts

Crisis response:
Call Mental Health Services
608-265-5600 (option 9)
Dial 911 for immediate help from the
UW Police Department
UWPD Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677