The University of Arkansas has joined together with schools across the country in adopting AlcoholEdu for College as a component of our alcohol prevention initiatives. This is not an over-simplified, lecture style diatribe about the use of alcohol. It is a thoughtful and educating program for adults committed to thinking about their life choices. First year students will receive information about this program prior to starting classes during the fall semester.
What is AlcoholEdu for College?
AlcoholEdu for College is an online prevention program that uses science based-research to educate students. This non-opinionated course aims not to tell you what to think, but to help you make good decisions for yourself as well as dealing with the behaviors of your peers.
As you well know, alcohol is a significant issue in the lives of students in both high school and college and throughout our lives. Whether you abstain from alcohol entirely or not, our lives and the lives of our family and friends are influenced by alcohol.
To this end, as a requirement of your University Perspectives: Destination Graduation (UNIV 1001) course, we ask every new incoming University of Arkansas student to take AlcoholEdu for College.
Take AlcoholEdu for College
All incoming first year students will receive information regarding AlcoholEdu for College via their University of Arkansas email address. Students will need to complete Part 1 of the assessment through Destination Arkansas (DABA) in July/August. An automated email will then be generated 30-45 days after Part 1 completion to conduct Part 2 of the course. Part 2 must be completed in October.
Please contact Substance Abuse Education and Alcohol Resources, Emery Gower, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive an email about AlcoholEdu for College, or if you have any questions while completing this assessment.
Part 1 of the survey will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. The survey can be completed in multiple sittings. One you have completed Part 2 of the survey, you have officially completed the program. Students completing the program will be able to utilize the Razorback Medical Attention & Reporting Exemption Policy through the Office of Student Standards and Conduct.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about AlcoholEdu for College
I do not drink, why do I have to take the program?
- Whether or not we choose to drink, we will likely be affected by someone who does. AlcoholEdu for College teaches students to understand alcohol’s effects and prepares students to act or intervene in alcohol-related situations.
I am already over 21; do I have to complete the course?
How long does this course take to complete?
- It should take between 1.5 – 2 hours to complete Part 1 of the course. It should take between 15 - 20 minutes to complete Part 2. You will receive an email to complete Part 2 of the course approximately 30-45 days after completing Part 1.
Do I have to complete the course in one sitting?
- No. You can complete the course in one sitting, or you can take breaks. If you take a break, we recommend that you wait until you have completed one of the Modules. Note: Before you log out of the course, be sure to click the “Next” button at the end of a section. If you fail to do this, the system will not record your progress and you will have to repeat that section when you log back in the next time.
Are my answers to questions confidential?
- Yes. Your answers are strictly confidential. Any responses you provide to during the survey will be grouped together with other students’ answers and no one will ever connect you with your responses. The answers you submit to free-response or journaling questions are also confidential.
How will I know when I am done with the course?
- AlcoholEdu for College is considered “complete” when you have finished all modules in Parts 1 and 2 and passed the course with a 75.
Who do I contact if I have questions about or issues with the AlcoholEdu for College Assessment?