Project ABC

What is Project A B C ?

Project ABC is an innovative, research-based program which began at K-State in 2004. It operates in collaboration with the Residence Halls, Jardine Apartments, Greek Affairs, the Student Governing Association, and the Dean of Student Life office. Project ABC serves as a sanction for students who have been referred by a Judicial Board, an Administrative Resolution, or a Chapter for violating an alcohol and/or drug conduct code. This program is funded in part by a grant from the City of Manhattan.  Students who have been sanctioned to complete Project ABC are subject to a fee in the amount of $30. This is regardless of the sanction level. The student will be billed for Project ABC after coming to their first appointment.

The primary objective of Project ABC is for students to become more self-aware of the effects of their lifestyle choices on their overall well-being. After taking various assessments about their lifestyle, students will be asked to identify areas that they would like to change. They are then asked to implement a "program of change" that will enhance a positive lifestyle. Furthermore, students will develop confidence in their ability to apply this method of change to other behaviors in their lives.

For more information, please contact:

Project ABC Director
232 English/Counseling Services
785-532-6927
counsel@ksu.edu

Available Programs

Project ABC offers both a first and second level program. The program level is primarily determined by the referring party and is based upon the seriousness of an alcohol and/or drug policy violation. Both program levels will include various assessments, as well as the development and implementation of a program of change.

First Level Offense

The first level offense program is usually conducted over approximately two to four sessions with a Project ABC staff member, and typically takes anywhere from two to six weeks to complete.  Additional sessions usually include an in-depth look at behaviors that help or hinder students' success, and the implementation of a program of change. A final session generally includes a follow-up on what has been worked on in the program of change.

The student will be asked to complete and discuss the results of two on-line assessments:

  1. The electronic Alcohol Checkup To Go (e-CHUG)--The e-CHUG provides immediate feedback about alcohol use and risks 
  2. The Healthy Behaviors Assessment (HBA) -- The HBA provides information about overall health and wellness

Project ABC is a confidential service. Notification of whether or not a student has completed their Project ABC program will only be given to the referring office, provided that the student has signed an appropriate release of information form.

Second Level Offense

The second level offense program is similar to the first level offense program with the addition of an in-depth discussion of previous negative behaviors and problem solving for future situations. It will also include goal-setting and more frequent contact over a longer period of time. Typically, this program is completed in approximately five sessions over five to seven weeks.

The student will be asked to complete and discuss the results of two on-line assessments:

  1. The electronic Alcohol Checkup To Go (e-CHUG)--The e-CHUG provides immediate feedback about alcohol use and risks 
  2. The Healthy Behaviors Assessment (HBA) -- The HBA provides information about overall health and wellness

Benefits

  • Over 600 K-State students have participated in Project ABC since 2004; over 80 percent have successfully completed the program.
  • Students increase their understanding of the impact of personal lifestyle choices.
  • Students learn how to develop and implement a "program of change" applicable to many facets of their lives.
  • Students have a low recidivism rate (less than 4% had a repeat offense), resulting in the creation of a healthier living community.
  • Students receive current information about the use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Funded in part by a grant from the City of Manhattan