Student Health Alcohol & Drug Education (SHADE)

Here’s what students have said about SHADE

  • “The class went by fast because it was interactive”
  • “(The instructor) made it interesting and hands-on”
  • “My perception has greatly changed. I am now more aware of the effects of drinking alcohol”
  • “The course was very well put together and fun! Thank you”
  • “I like this class, (the instructor) made it a different experience”


Make sure you are signing up for the correct diversion class: Alcohol or Marijuana

Campus Health provides a Student Health Alcohol & Drug Education (SHADE) program for students who are in violation of alcohol and marijuana policies at the UA. You may be referred to a class by the Dean of Students or Housing & Residential Life to fulfill your sanction; if you have a different referral source, please contact our office at (520) 621-5700 prior to starting class.

In this class, students are taught how to estimate the number of standard drinks contained in the beverages they consume, and learn how to calculate their own blood alcohol concentration. Students are encouraged to pace their intake, avoid intoxication, plan consumption and learn how to recognize when it is time to stop drinking.

In addition to the SHADE class, students have the opportunity to request additional assistance through individual consultations with professional staff.

There is a $50 fee for the class that is posted to the student's bursar's account. Students must register in advance online by clicking here or by calling (520) 621-5700. If a student fails to cancel a class he/she registered for and does not attend, the student is still responsible for the fee.

Reminder: Students failing to complete eCHECKUP TO GO as spelled out in the memo from Campus Health Service will be assessed a $50 penalty if referred for an alcohol violation.

SHADE classes are located on the 3rd floor of Campus Health in Room D304.