Carolina Awareness on Alcohol Policies and Safety (CAAPS)
Carolina Awareness on Alcohol Policies and Safety (CAAPS) is an educational sanction for underage, first-time alcohol policy violators. The class focuses mainly on the University of South Carolina?s alcohol policy and South Carolina state alcohol laws.
The students enrolled in CAAPS are challenged to hold themselves accountable, reflect, and attain knowledge to make positive future decisions regarding alcohol use with heavily interactive activities and discussions.
- To create an open and honest environment conducive for student interaction, discussion, and learning,
- To inform and educate students about USC policies and SC state laws pertaining to alcohol,
- To enhance and improve behavioral skills and motivation towards lessening the consumption of alcohol,
- To recognize and understand future consequences of using and abusing alcohol,
- To identify future personal benefits of consuming less or no alcohol,
- To improve the alcohol culture at USC by encouraging safety and accountability.
The CAAPS course was created for USC students to help positively affect future decisions regarding alcohol use. In assessing the CAAPS course, we aim to measure the efficacy of the material and whether it's impacting our students. To do this, we must have information about participants alcohol usage prior to attending CAAPS and after (CAAPS pre-test and CAAPS post-test).
Further, we want to measure the usefulness of the course exercises and our instructors want to see how we are doing (CAAPS course/facilitator evaluation).
Each survey takes only about 5 minutes, so please answer thoughtfully. We chart all responses and appreciate your feedback. Below are the surveys in order:
This survey MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR CAAPS CLASS in order to gauge a baseline. Please note that if you attend the course without completing this survey, there is a $25 penalty.
This survey is completed within one week of attending CAAPS. Our facilitators are over achievers, and want to make sure that they and the material they are presenting are helpful to you (even if you don't want to be there!).
- CAAPS post-test/behavioral assessment
The link to your CAAPS post-test will be e-mailed to you 4 weeks after your course so that enough time has passed to see if the course effected decision making and safety practices.The e-mail will come from the address SACAAPS@mailbox.sc.edu.Because it is intended to measure a specified time frame, the survey can expire and you will no longer be eligible to complete it, which would be an incomplete sanction, and you've come too far let that happen!
Typically, the only time when students experience difficulty accessing the surveys is when they've attempted to access them after the survey deadlines. If this is the case, please call your conduct administrator to schedule a meeting to determine your alternative outcome; and feel free to brainstorm alternatives in advance.