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AlcoholEdu Overview

The faculty and staff of Eastern Illinois University eagerly share your tremendous drive and enthusiasm for all aspects of your life, in and out of the classroom. Your personal and professional development is the cornerstone of our academic partnership that will last during your years here and beyond. It is an exciting journey on which we are about to embark on together!

As you well know, alcohol is a significant issue in many lives from high school through college and beyond. Whether you abstain from alcohol entirely or not, it is an influence in our lives and in the lives of our family and friends.

As part of EIU's comprehensive and proactive approach to help ensure that students stay safe and healthy, the university is requiring each incoming student to complete "AlcoholEdu for College," an online alcohol education and prevention program. We have joined together with many of the other top schools in the country in adopting "AlcoholEdu for College” as a component of our alcohol education initiative.

AlcoholEdu uses science-based research and interactive strategies, including personalized feedback, to educate students about alcohol and its effects. Whether you drink or not, the course can empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help better manage drinking behavior – your own, and/or that which may happen around you.

For Students Entering During Spring 2014

The course has two parts. To this end, we are requiring new incoming freshmen and transfer students who enter in the fall to complete Part 1 of “AlcoholEdu for College” between December 1, 2013 and January 13, 2014. This course consists of a two-part training system. Please note that Part I of “AlcoholEdu” must be completed by the first day of class for students entering in Spring 2013, which is January 13, 2014.

The deadline for finishing Part I of the course is January 13, 2014, however you are strongly encouraged to complete the course before the first day of class since there can be up to a 36 hour delay between the time you complete the program and the time that EIU representatives receive verification of your AlcoholEdu Part I completion.

Again, the required deadline for finishing this Part I of the course is January 13, 2014 to avoid a hold on your student account.  About 45 days after you complete the the Part I (survey 1, information modules, survey 2 and exam 1), you will receive an email asking you to complete the second section of the course which includes chapter 4 and survey 3. The deadline to complete Part II is March 1, 2014. This section will take about 25 minutes.

You must complete this section to finish AlcoholEdu for College; the deadline for finishing this section of the course is March 1, 2014.