Tiger Education Screening Intervention

TESI is an individual educational intervention program designed to help students reduce their substance use related risk. Students meet individually with a trained TESI facilitator over the course of 2-3 sessions. In a non-judgmental and supportive environment, students explore how their substance use may be impacting other areas of their life, receive personalized feedback on their use, and explore ways to reduce their risk. All sessions are confidential and the cost for TESI is $125 for mandated students. This fee is waived for students who self-refer into the program.


1. 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 better substance use decisions and to reduce their risks for substance-related harm.

2. 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 Services, and the Auburn Medical Clinic to name a few. In addition, students may complete the TESI program as a self-referral.

3. Is there a fee for TESI?

There is a $125 fee for those students who are sanctioned to complete the program. The fee can be waived for any students who are considered a self-referral (are not coming because they are required or because they got into trouble, rather because they are concerned about their own use). Additionally, there is a no-show fee of $40 for a missed intake appointment and $20 for a missed follow up appointment.

4. Who conducts TESI sessions?

TESI sessions are conducted by trained graduate-level facilitators who are supervised by a licensed clinician. Each student will meet individually with a TESI facilitator and receive personalized objective feedback based on questionnaires and assessments.   In a nonjudgmental environment, all sessions are kept confidential and no information will be disclosed without a student’s written consent.

5. Where are TESI sessions held?

TESI sessions are held in the Health Promotion and Wellness Services office located on the first floor of the student center, suite 1206.

6. How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule a TESI appointment, please call our office at 334-844-1528