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Help for Students

Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment, Counseling and Referral
A comprehensive student assistance program is available at The University of Tampa Counseling Services for students who are experiencing alcohol or other drug problems. Please call (813)-253-6250 or email

BASICS On-Line Assessment Program
This comprehensive, online assessment can be completed by any student. If you complete the assessment and would like to discuss the results, please schedule an appointment with Wellness Services at (813) 257-1877. 

The University of Tampa Collegiate Recovery Community (UTRC)
UTRC is a part of LiveWell UT through Wellness Services located on the second floor of the Dickey Health and Wellness Center. This program was started in Fall 2016 and is slowly evolving. Students can utilize the second floor of the Wellness Center as needed, which consists of meeting space, student computers, and a break room area. Space is reserved on campus for weekly meetings. We do not currently offer dedicated housing through the UTRC but work closely with students, Residence Life staff, and community partners to establish the best living arrangements possible for interested students. Referrals are also available for students to services in the Tampa Bay area that provide help to those with drug and alcohol problems, as well as support groups for family and friends, and lists of local AA and NA meetings.

Spartan Support Program
The Spartan Support program was developed to assist students who may be having difficulty adjusting to the UT community or who may need additional support to be successful in the University environment. The goal of the program is to identify students in our community who appear to be troubled or troubling and intervene before the student reaches a crisis level. Submit the Spartan Support Program Report Form.

Help For Faculty and Staff

The University provides an Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff through the Office of Human Resources.

The University of Tampa Coalition for Enhanced Drug and Alcohol Resources and Study (CEDARS)
CEDARS is a campus/community coalition dedicated to helping students make responsible life choices. This is achieved by building collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and community colleagues to lead our community toward change. The overall goal of the coalition is to develop a campus culture that encourages student health and low-risk behaviors around alcohol and other drug use. 

CEDARS meets on the second Thursday of each month during the academic school year at 4 p.m. in Vaughn Center, Room 219, except for the month of March, where it is the third Thursday due to spring break.

Tampa Bay Area Resources 

Crisis Intervention  

Treatment and Recovery Support

Information and Prevention Resources 

Online Resources

Self-Screening Tools

Treatment and Recovery Support

Drinking and Driving Prevention

Information and Prevention Resources