Tiger Education Screening Intervention, or TESI, is a one-on-one educational intervention program designed to help students reduce the risks associated with their alcohol and/or substance use. Over the course of 2 – 3 sessions, students will meet individually with a trained TESI facilitator to explore how their alcohol/substance use may be impacting other areas of their life, receive personalized feedback on their use, and determine strategies to reduce their risk. All sessions are confidential.

The cost of TESI for mandated students is $125. This fee is waived for students who self-refer into the program.

TESI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is TESI?

Tiger Education Screening Intervention (TESI) is an individual educational intervention program for all Auburn University students who have been found in violation of an alcohol or drug related policy or who may want to gain a better understanding of their substance use. The TESI program is designed to help students make informed decisions about their alcohol and substance use and reduce their risks for substance-related harm.

Who is referred to TESI?

Students may be referred by a number of offices on campus such as Student Conduct, Residence Life, Greek Life, Student Counseling & Psychological Services, and the Auburn Medical Clinic. In addition, students may complete the TESI program as a self-referral.

Is there a fee for TESI?

There is a $125 fee for students who are sanctioned to complete the program. This cost covers all TESI appointments (2 – 3 sessions). Additionally, there is a no-show fee of $40 for a missed intake appointment and $20 for a missed follow up appointment.

The fee can be waived for any students who are considered a self-referral (i.e., are not completing the program as a result of a university policy violation or because they are mandated/required to complete the program).

All charges will be billed to a student’s eBill account.

What is the policy for rescheduling/cancelling a TESI appointment?

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call our office at 334-844-1528 or email us at tesi@auburn.edu.

We ask that you cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your original appointment time. This advanced notice enables us to be flexible and efficient in scheduling appointments with other students. Cancelling your appointment within 24-hours of your original appointment could result in a late cancellation charge on your eBill account.

Who conducts TESI sessions?

TESI sessions are conducted by trained graduate-level facilitators and professionals who are supervised by a licensed clinician. Each student will meet individually with a TESI facilitator and receive personalized feedback based on questionnaires and assessments. Facilitators strive to create a non-judgemental environment for honest conversations about alcohol and substance use and all TESI sessions are kept confidential. No information will be disclosed to outside parties without a student’s written consent.

Where are TESI sessions held?

TESI sessions are held in the Health Promotion & Wellness Services office located on the first floor of the Student Center, Suite 1206. Our office is located in between Salad Works and the ATMs.

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule a TESI appointment, please call our office at 334-844-1528 or email tesi@auburn.edu.

What do students say about TESI?

During the 2018-19 academic year…

  • Over 94 percent of students responded that they found information in our alcohol and substance use services to be ‘very useful and beneficial’ and ‘somewhat useful’
  • Over 98 percent of students responded that their questions and concerns were ‘very well understood’ in our alcohol and substance use services

 “Keep doing what y’all are doing, the staff are very informative and make me feel like they want to help without behaving in a condescending manner! Overall it was a very positive experience!”

“This was a positive experience and I learned a lot about myself and how I can be more mindful in the future.”

“Great program. Really helped me to be more conscious about my drinking.”

“The information provided about the amount of alcohol consumed and how it related to the effects it has on your body was highlighted throughout this course and will be very helpful going forward with my future.”