Alcohol & Other Drugs

Alcohol & Other Drugs

The College encourages students to engage in thoughtful decision-making and responsible behavior with respect to alcohol and other drugs.  A range of educational programs and services are available to help students negotiate choices around alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol & Other Drug Policy

Educate, Moderate, Communicate ConcernWellesley College is committed to providing an environment of well-being, learning, and accountability for its members, and established its Alcohol & Other Drug Policy with the priorities embodied in the logo created by Ashley Longseth ‘13 for the College's alcohol and other drug education programs: Educate, Moderate, Communicate Concern.

The Alcohol & Other Drug Policy establishes the following Community Standard regarding alcohol:  Students are expected to comply with governing law and College policies; respect this community by minimizing the impact of drinking upon others; care for their own health and well-being; and seek assistance for themselves of someone else who needs support or medical attention. Read the entire policy. The College complies with federal law which prohibits marijuana use.

Alcohol & Other Drug Education 

Students who wish to speak with someone confidentially about their concerns about their own or someone else's alcohol or other drug use, or who have been referred for an Alcohol or Other Drug Education session, may contact Assistant Director of Health Education Claudia Trevor-Wright to schedule an appointment. Meetings typically take one hour, and take place at the Health Service. 

eCHECKUP TO GO - Alcohol

eCHECKUP TO GO is a quick and confidential personalized self-assessment that will provide you with information on alcohol and harm reduction strategies, as well as feedback on your own alcohol behaviors and risk factors.  It will also provide you with helpful resources available to you at Wellesley College and in the community.  The information you provide to eCHECKUP To Go is completely anonymous and will only be available to you.  Your identifying information is only used to verify completion of the program.  

eCHECKUP TO GO is required for all entering students, and students referred for Alcohol Education sessions.  Any Wellesley student can access eCHECKUP TO GO anytime.

Helpful Websites

Alcohol & Other Drug Policy
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - College Students
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
National Institute on Drug Abuse -College-Age & Young Adults


Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue


BAC Calculator (Note: Calculator asks for "gender" but students should enter their assigned biological sex at birth)