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Mandatory Alcohol Education

Alcohol Education Online Course

The University of Kansas is committed to your health and safety. All newly-enrolled, degree-seeking students on the Lawrence campus under the age of 21 as of August 1st of the academic year are required to complete an online alcohol education course.

About AlcoholEdu

KU utilizes AlcoholEdu for College, an online, science-based program that provides the latest information about alcohol and its effects on the body and mind. The program is personalized to each student based on their previous alcohol education, choices regarding alcohol and gender. AlcoholEdu includes several chapters of content, interactive exercises and assessments of alcohol-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.

Whether you choose to drink or not, this course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about your own use of alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your friends and peers.

Accessing AlcoholEdu

To take AlcoholEdu for College, you will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. Closed captioning is also available. If you do not have a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with internet access at computer lab locations on campus. NOTE: For best results in accessing the course, Chrome or Firefox is preferred over Internet Explorer or other web browsers.

The course will be available to access beginning January 13, 2022.

Detailed information about the course will be sent via email to the student's assigned KU email account once it is accessible. Students can also access the course through EVERFI, a third-party provider.

AlcoholEdu Frequently Asked Questions

KU utilizes AlcoholEdu for College, an online, science-based program that provides the latest information about alcohol and its effects on the body and mind. The program is personalized to each student based on their previous alcohol education, choices regarding alcohol and gender. AlcoholEdu includes several chapters of content, interactive exercises, and assessments of alcohol-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Whether you choose to drink or not, this course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about your own use of alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your friends and peers.

Data suggest that AlcoholEdu significantly improves knowledge and increases protective behaviors among students who drink alcohol. A research study on AlcoholEdu showed that students who completed it experienced a 50% reduction in negative academic and personal consequences (Wall, 2007).

Wall, A. F. (2007). Evaluating a Health Education Website: The Case of AlcoholEdu. NASPA Journal, 44(4), Art. 4.

All newly-enrolled, degree-seeking students on the Lawrence campus under the age of 21 as of August 1st of the academic year are required to complete the KU alcohol education online course. For more information, refer to KU's Mandatory Alcohol Education Policy.

Yes, all survey responses are strictly confidential. KU will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers. You can feel confident that providing truthful answers - no matter what they are - will not put you at any risk for repercussions.

The course will be available to access beginning January 13, 2022.

Detailed information about the course will be sent via email to the student's assigned KU email account once it is accessible. Students can also access the course through EVERFI, a third-party provider.

NOTE: For best results in accessing the course, Chrome or Firefox is preferred over Internet Explorer or other web browsers.

If you do not have a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with internet access at computer lab locations on campus.

  • Students will receive information via email about how to access the AlcoholEdu course. This is the first day students may log into Part 1 of AlcoholEdu. Part 1 takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Students should avoid waiting until the last minute to complete the program.
  • February 8, 2022 - Part 1 must be completed by this date or your enrollment for the following semester will be jeopardized.
  • You will receive an email 45 days after completing Part 1 prompting you to begin Part 2, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Students should avoid waiting until the last minute to complete the program.
  • March 11, 2022 - Part 2 must be completed by this date or your enrollment for the following semester will be jeopardized.

Failure to complete both parts of the course by the deadlines will result in a hold on your record that will prevent enrollment for the following semester.

If you receive the message "Service Unavailable" while trying to navigate through the course, please try the trouble shooting steps listed below:

  1. Try an alternate browser. Chrome or Firefox is preferred over Internet Explorer or other web browsers.
  2. Refresh the screen 2 to 3 times from within the course.
  3. Close all browser windows, and try logging into the course again.

If you experience other 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 any active window in AlcoholEdu or call 866-384-9062.

For POLICY questions:

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
785-864-4060
studentaffairs@ku.edu

For COMPLIANCE questions:

Watkins Health Services
Compliance Coordinator
785-864-9533
health@ku.edu

eCHECKUP TO GO

The eCHECKUP TO GO program is designed to motivate individuals to reduce their alcohol consumption using personalized information about their own drinking and risk factors. The course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Personalized feedback will be provided upon completion, including:

  • Quantity and Frequency of Use
  • Amount Consumed
  • Normative Comparisons
  • Physical Health Information
  • Amount and Percent of Income Spent
  • Negative Consequences Feedback
  • Explanation, Advice and Local Referral Information

Course Instructions

To take eCHECKUP TO GO, you will need a computer with Internet access. If you do not have a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access at computer lab locations on campus.

Instructions for Students REQUIRED to Complete eCHECKUP TO GO

  1. Go to University of Kansas eCHECKUP TO GO.
  2. Select the option "I HAVE NOT completed the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO previously" from the menu on the right.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the online course.
  4. At the end of the course, select the "Verification" button and follow the instructions. This is a very important step to confirm you have completed the course.

Instructions for Students VOLUNTARILY Taking eCHECKUP TO GO and AEC Students

  1. Go to University of Kansas eCHECKUP TO GO.
  2. Select the option "I HAVE NOT completed the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO previously" from the menu on the right.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the online course.