AlcoholEdu® for College: Population-Level Prevention®
The AlcoholEdu Standard
AlcoholEdu® for College is designed as a Population-Level Prevention® program to be given to an entire population of students, such as an entering first-year class. This method creates a learning experience that:
- Motivates behavior change
- Resets unrealistic expectations about the effects of alcohol
- Links choices about drinking to academic and personal success
- Helps students practice safer decision-making
- Engages students to create a healthier campus community
This year, as part of the comprehensive alcohol prevention program, Springfield College is requiring all incoming students* to complete AlcoholEdu® for College—an online, non-opinionated alcohol prevention program. Used on more than 500 campuses nationwide, the course uses science-based research to educate students about alcohol and its effects. Whether an individual drinks or not, AlcoholEdu® for College will empower them to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help them better cope with the drinking behavior of their peers.
The course has two sections, both of which must be completed to fulfill this requirement:
- Part one of the course takes a total of approximately two hours to complete, and it’s recommend that students take it in multiple sittings. This part is complete after the exam and survey two. Students must earn a grade of 75 or higher to pass and receive credit for the course. The deadline to complete part one is Aug. 29, 2012.
- Approximately 45 days after you complete part one, you will receive an email asking you to complete part two. The deadline to complete part two is Nov. 5, 2012.
- Please note that successful completion is a mandatory requirement for all students entering their first year at Springfield College. Students that do not complete part one prior to the Aug. 29, 2012, risk judicial consequences.
The course includes three surveys that measure students’ alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential. The College will only receive information about the student body as whole and will never see individual students’ answers.
To take AlcoholEdu® for College, students will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Although many students have access to computer in their home or with a family member, other students may need to consider Babson Library, a local city or town library, or another public access computer.
To begin AlcoholEdu® for College:
- Go to: http://college.alcoholedu.com/login.aspx
- Under New User, enter the following Login ID: C167899A
- Click “Sign Up.”
- On the registration page, students will have the opportunity to create your AlcoholEdu® for College account using their Springfield College email address and a password of their choice.
At this time, students will also need to enter their seven digit Springfield College student ID number, which they received at SOAR. If students do not enter their official student ID they will not receive credit for taking the course.
- Students may log in and out of the course at the end of each section. Section ends are marked with a “Next” button. Students should NOT log out until they have clicked the “Next” button or they will have to repeat the section they have just gone through.
- When students return they can log in as a returning user and enter the same email address and password they created when they first logged into the course.
- *Transfer student who have completed AlcoholEdu® at their previous institution will need to provide documentation of a passing grade by Aug. 29, 2012 to be exempt from this institutional requirement. Please provide this documentation to Melissa Ortendahl at Springfield College or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who experience any difficulties or require support may contact the AlcoholEdu® Online Technical Support Center, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click on the “Technical Help” button located on the login page of AlcoholEdu® for College screen. Students do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center. The Springfield College Technology Solutions Center (TSC) will NOT be able to assist with any technical difficulties.
- Try another browser
- Close all other windows/browsers/tabs (e.g., Facebook and email)
- Restart computer
- Update Flash if using a version earlier than 7.0
- Disable pop-up blockers
- Close all other open programs (e.g., iTunes)
- Try another computer
Get results. Change campus culture.
AlcoholEdu® for College, an online alcohol prevention program, is the only program of its kind that was designed for population-level, primary prevention. Its personalized approach provides an experience that impacts both individual behavior and campus culture, reducing institutional risk.
More than 400,000 students engage with AlcoholEdu® for College every year—producing the world's largest database on college students and alcohol. It remains the only program specifically designed for all students—whether they are frequent heavy drinkers, light to moderate drinkers, or non-drinkers.
AlcoholEdu® clients are among the most successful in the country in reducing the negative consequences of alcohol on their campuses.
- Student Login -
- Click here to login.
- AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click on the “Technical Help” button located on the login page of AlcoholEdu for College screen.