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CaringTXT for WVU

CaringTXT is a simple 12-week service to help students make safer choices and stay on track when making plans to drink alcohol on the weekends.  Enrollment is free and anonymous.


CarinTXT Texting Conversation Screenshot After enrolling, you will get a quick check-in text message on Fridays and a follow-up text message on Sundays to see how your weekend went. The program also provides support and helpful information according to your individual responses. Any WVU student can enroll.

To enroll in CaringTXT, text the following bolded keywords to 412-888-0140:

• WVU student? Text wvustudent

• WVU student in a fraternity or sorority? Text wvugreeks

• WVU student athlete (NCAA)? Text wvuathletics

• WVU student living in a residence hall? Text wvureslife

Participants can opt-out at any time by texting STOP

For questions or more information about this program, contact  Wes Thomas at wthomas2@mail.wvu.edu



A Note on CaringTXT's Categorizing of Male and Female Participants:

Part of enrolling in CaringTXT involves identifying as "male" or "female." We understand this distinction may be problematic for students who identify as nonbinary, genderqueer, and for transgender students who are in the process of transitioning.

The reason this distinction is made for the CaringTXT program is that research shows differences in how male and female bodies process alcohol. Unfortunately, there is currently a lack of research on trans and nonbinary bodies' responses to alcohol, and for people who have, or are in the process of, medically transitioning or do not identify within the gender binary.

All WVU Students are welcome to participate in the CaringTXT program. But, please take this into consideration when enrolling and decide which identity is most comfortable or appropriate for you given this current limitation. 

Click here  to learn more about CaringTXT's mission and success in reducing binge drinking on college campuses.

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