How will I know which alcohol class to take?
Everyone charged with an MIP is required to complete an alcohol screen. The results of that screen, together with other factors in your case, will be considered in determining which alcohol class you are assigned to. It is important that you answer the alcohol screen honestly. If the circumstances of your case suggest you have not been candid, you could be ordered to undergo an alcohol evaluation at your expense.
If you are a CU-Boulder student, you will also be contacted by the office of Student Conduct. If you live in a residence hall, your Student Conduct violation may be addressed through Residence Life. CU and Boulder police provide copies of all tickets filed in the Boulder Municipal Court to the Office of Student Conduct.
If you admit or are found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct as a result of your MIP case, the office of Student Conduct will require you to complete an alcohol class.
If you have received your Student Conduct decision letter before your court date, please come to court prepared to tell the judge which alcohol class Student Conduct has ordered and the judge will likely order the same class. Make sure you know the name of the class such as CHOICES, Focus on Alcohol Concerns, etc. It is not enough to know that the class is at Wardenburg, as almost all classes are offered at Wardenburg.
If your MIP case is your 2nd alcohol-related Student Conduct violation, you should make every effort to be seen by Student Conduct before court, as these are the cases where the court and CU are most likely to order different alcohol classes.
CU students will need to complete whichever alcohol class is more intensive – the class ordered by the court or the class ordered by the Office of Student Conduct/Residence Life. The court does not accept online classes. So if CU orders you to complete Alcohol.edu, the court will require you to complete a different class.
Due Dates for Alcohol Class Completion
Most offenders will be required to have their alcohol class completed within 10-12 weeks of their court date. Sign up for your alcohol class right away so that you do not run the risk of missing this deadline. Failing to complete your class by the due date on your paperwork will likely result in higher fees and additional consequences. You do not have the full term of your case (6, 9, 12 months) to complete your alcohol class.
Take the Right Alcohol Class
Do not complete an alcohol class different than the one assigned. It will not satisfy the requirements of your court case. You will still be required to complete the assigned class. This will cost you additional money and time. The court does not accept any online alcohol classes.
If this is your 3rd or subsequent MIP, you will likely be required to have an alcohol evaluation by a Certified Alcohol Counselor. Alcohol Evaluations typically cost $300 and up. You will be required to complete whatever treatment is recommended in the evaluation.
Alcohol Class Locations
Anyone can take the assigned alcohol class at Boulder County Public Health. Current class openings may be posted below. If you are a current CU-Boulder student, you may also take your class at Wardenburg Health Center on the CU campus. Contact Wardenburg for current class openings. If you do not live or work in or near Boulder, the court will usually allow you to take an alcohol class close to where you live. Court staff have information about acceptable alcohol classes offered in the state of Colorado.
Current Boulder County Public Health Alcohol Class Openings
CHOICES: New class starts on May 29
Focus on Alcohol Concerns (FAC): New class starts on May 28
BASICS: Call to schedule; immediate openings available
DARMA: New class starts on May 28
MAPS: Call for information
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:59