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Booze, Sex, & Reality Checks


During the Booze, Sex, & Reality Checks (BSRC) workshop, you’ll learn valuable information about socializing, sexual decision making, and substance use. This program is for everyone regardless of relationship status, sexual activity, or substance use choices.

During BSRC we’ll talk about:

  • How to make informed decisions about your social experiences and substance use.
  • The interactions between socializing, substance use and important life experiences, such as academic success, sexual decision-making, consent, and mental health.
  • Drink size, alcohol type, and your individual blood alcohol levels
  • What you can do to minimize “not-so-positive” experiences that can happen when drinking.

BSRC is mandatory

All incoming first-year and transfer students on the Pullman campus who are degree seeking and under the age of 21 as of Aug. 1 (fall semester), and Jan. 1 (Spring semester) are required to complete BSRC during their first semester at WSU. This requirement also applies to students who are living on- and off-campus, and those who are enrolled part- or full-time.

Some students are not required to attend BSRC, including students who do not attend the Pullman campus and students over the age of 21 as of Aug. 1 (fall semester), and Jan. 1 (spring semester).

Other mandatory programs

In addition to BSRC, you may need to complete other mandatory programs.

Week of Welcome workshops

Incoming students will be assigned to attend a BSRC workshop during Week of Welcome based on their housing arrangements.

Formal sorority and fraternity recruitment students. Incoming students who participate in formal sorority and fraternity recruitment will be assigned to a workshop with your recruitment group. For more information, please contact your Rho Chi or Rho Gamma.

Residence hall students. Incoming students living in the residence halls will be assigned to attend a workshop. When you check into your residence hall, your welcome packet will include the date, time and location of your workshop. For more information, please contact your RA.

Off-campus students. Incoming students living off campus (transfer students and/or students who are exempt from the live-in requirement) will need to sign up for a workshop on CougSync.

If you‘re unable to attend a BSRC program during Week of Welcome, it’s your responsibility to attend a make-up workshop during the semester.

To ensure you receive credit for attending a BSRC workshop, please bring your WSU ID card.

Student account hold

BSRC is a mandatory requirement. If you do not complete the BSRC program, a registration hold will be placed on your student account and prevent you from registering for classes next semester.

You can view the schedule and register for a make-up workshop on CougSync.

Attending a BSRC make-up workshop is the only way to remove a hold on your account. Temporary removal of a hold is not an option. Holds will be lifted every Friday after we receive confirmation that you have attended a workshop.

If you’ve already attended a BSRC workshop and have hold on your account, please email us and include:

  • Your full name
  • WSU ID number
  • The date, time, and location of the workshop you attended

Please allow two business days to process all requests so we may review our attendance files.

Additional questions

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (Note: Per WSU’s email policy, responses to emailed inquiries may only be sent to your official WSU email account.)