Substance Use Services

The Wellness Center offers substance use evaluations, group sessions, and individual counseling sessions for students interested in identifying the role that substances are currently playing in their life or why their use of a particular substance has recently increased. Additionally, students are also seen for mandated substance use assessments as part of conduct sanctions received through the College or following hospitalizations for alcohol intoxication.


What is Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO?

The Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO is an interactive web program that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive immediate, personalized feedback about their use of alcohol. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor.

What does it do?

When you access the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO, you are prompted to enter information about yourself, such as drinking habits, etc.

After all information has been entered, the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

Want feedback on your use of alcohol?
Complete the ALCOHOL ECHECKUP TO GO and see where you stand!


The Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO program is an online prevention and intervention tool designed to help students reduce their marijuana use. It is an evidence-based program giving personalized feedback to users. All information in the program is anonymous and users cannot be identified. 

Peer Educators

Esperanza Moreno

Esperanza Moreno
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
Class of 2023

Why I am a peer educator: I want to leave Dickinson better than how I left it, and one of the ways I can do that is by ensuring that students are being safe to themselves and others. I want to also break the stereotype that members of Greek life are binge drinkers and perpetuate a negative culture. I feel that the work I do can inform students how to safely be a Dickinson student and to strengthen community trust. This is my first year as a Peer Educator and I look forward to developing programs and resources on campus. 


Peer Educator

Raya Sweigart
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class: 2024
Major: Economics

Why I am a Peer Educator: As a peer educator this year, I hope to draw from my experiences growing up as an international student to help my fellow peers at Dickinson understand and limit the potential risks associated with alcohol and substance use. Alcohol is a significant part of the college experience, and Dickinson is no exception to this. However, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that as students we can still drink while not jeopardizing our short and long term health. Throughout the school year I aim to maximize my efforts as a peer educator by expanding on these precautionary strategies and helping as many students as I can where substance use is concerned.



Peer Educator Newsletter - Spring 2021