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High Expectations

What is High Expectations?

High Expectations is an early-intervention program designed to help students evaluate the risks associated with marijuana and other drug use. It is an empathetic, confidential, non-judgmental program open to all JMU students.

It consists of two, 50-minute interview sessions that use self-assessment of drug use, behavior, and potential risks, and then helps students identify potential changes to reduce future drug-related negative consequences.

High Expectations is not an addiction treatment program. Referral to appropriate community resources is available.

Looking for a Change?

Some students may struggle with the use of marijuana and other drugs while in college. Additionally, students may have a hard time coping with the negative consequences that come from using drugs. High Expectations can help students who want to examine or reduce their marijuana and other drug use.

High Expectations can help students that are:

To discuss the appropriateness of High Expectations for yourself or for a student, please contact Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Paige Hawkins at hawkinsp@jmu.edu or 540-568-3317.

Log-in to MyJMUHealth to schedule an appointment

Where to go

The University Health Center is located in the Student Success Center at 724 South Mason Street. There is a bike rack and a drop off circle drive at the walk-in clinic entrance, bus stops on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Miller Hall, and there is limited parking in the Grace Street Parking Deck. Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your appointment at The Well - the first floor entrance of the University Health Center off the atrium of the Student Success Center.

Fees

There is no fee for self-referrals and a $50 total fee if mandated.

Payment options

  • Cash
  • Check (made payable to JMU)
  • FLEX (bring JACard)
  • MasterCard or Visa credit card in your name