1) You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
2) You may take the course in multiple sittings.
3) The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students' attitudes and behaviors.
2. What is AlcoholEdu?
AlcoholEdu is an online research-based alcohol educational program all incoming Baylor students must complete. Through interactive and tailored course content, the program focuses on the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. The goals of the course are to help students make well-informed decisions about alcohol and to provide students with skills to deal with their peers use of alcohol. This program is used on over 500 campuses nationwide. AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed, safe decisions about alcohol for a successful college career.
3. Who needs to complete AlcoholEdu?
All incoming students (first year and transfer students) need to complete AlcoholEdu.
4. How do I sign up for AlcoholEdu?
Students will receive an email with a link to the program website. You will then login with your Bear ID and password. After registering, you may go here: http://baylor.edu/alcoholedu to access the program again by logging in to your account using your Bear ID and password.
Logging in:To log in to AlcoholEdu you will use the same login as your Baylor email address and password. If you are having additional trouble with logging in, please contact the Baylor IT Help Desk by calling 254.710.HELP.
Basic troubleshooting:Try the following: 1) Make sure to use a major web browser released within the previous two years. 2) Use an alternate browser. 3)Refresh the screen 2-3 times from within the course. 4)Close all browser windows, and try logging into the course again.
Trouble loading videos:click here for additional information and assistance. If you continue to experience technical difficulties, the AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For support, click the "Help" button in the upper-right corner of any active window in AlcoholEdu for College or call 1-866-384-9062. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Help Site.
6. Does my computer meet the technical requirements for completing AlcoholEdu?
Click here to view the minimum system technical requirements. If you do not have ready access to a computer that meets the minimum technical requirements, you may try using a computer available in the library or in other places on campus.
7. When do I need to complete AlcoholEdu?
Students starting in the fall 2017 semester need to complete Part 1 by August 17th. Part 2 is to be completed by October 28th. Students starting in the spring 2018 semester need to complete Part 1 by January 16th. Part 2 is to be completed by March 16th.
8. Why am I being asked to take this course?
AlcoholEdu delivers an effective means for helping students practice safe and healthy choices. It also provides participants with a common baseline of knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues, and strengthens a shared set of campus norms and expectations around alcohol use. At Baylor University, we believe that spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development have their greatest growth free from mind-altering chemicals. Our goal is to provide an environment where the entire campus community is challenged and motivated to live a chemical-free lifestyle.
9. I don't drink- do I still need to complete AlcoholEdu?
Yes. Whether or not you drink, you will very likely encounter conversations about drinking or other students who drink during your time at Baylor. The course provides information about coping with others' drinking behavior as well as responding effectively in situations where others are at risk of alcohol-related harm (e.g. alcohol poisoning, potential drinking and driving). If you do not drink, the material you receive will provide specific information tailored to your choice.
10. I'm already 21, do I have to take the course?
If you are an incoming undergraduate (first-year or transfer), you are expected to complete the course.
11. I am a transfer student and have completed AlcoholEdu for another college. Do I need to take the course again?
If you completed AlcoholEdu at a previous college, you will need to send verification to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send verification that you have previously taken AlcoholEdu, then you may be granted an exemption from the course.
12. Who do I contact with any questions about AlcoholEdu?
Please email the Wellness Department at Wellness@baylor.edu using your Baylor email. For additional support, click the "Help" button in the upper-right corner of any active window in AlcoholEdu for College or call 1-866-384-9062. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Help Site.
13. Will I get in trouble for my answers?
Your answers are strictly confidential. Any responses you provide to survey or exam questions will be grouped together with other students' answers, and no one will ever connect you with your responses. The answers you submit to our free-response or journaling questions also are confidential. Baylor will only receive report of your final exam score and the status of your course completion, not your individual answers. You can feel confident that providing truthful answers--no matter what they are--will not put you at any risk for repercussions.
14. As a parent, how can I learn more about AlcoholEdu?
There is a page just for parents called AlcoholEdu for Parents where you can learn more about how to have constructive conversations about alcohol with your student. While we are committed to educating about and preventing alcohol misuse and abuse, we understand the significant role of parents in this regard. The content on AlcoholEdu for Parents is designed to support your conversations about alcohol to help shape the decisions your child must make in college surrounding alcohol use. The content available at http://www.everfi.com/alcoholeduforparents includes:
An overview of the AlcoholEdu for College course structure and key concepts.
A demo video that provides you with an overview of the course experience your child will be moving through.
Helpful resources, such as tips on talking to your college student about alcohol, warning signs of an alcohol problem and links to additional resources.