Undergraduate students will receive invitations to complete the courses the week of January 9, 2023.
At the University of Michigan, we are committed to your personal and professional development and that of your peers – in the classroom and the community. To help you and all our new students transition to U-M and reduce your risk for personal harm while you are a member of this community, we have joined many top schools in the country in requiring AlcoholEdu for College,Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, and Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing Education, as important components of our alcohol prevention initiatives; the education and support services related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.
AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates are online education courses for all new incoming students. They are interactive, online courses designed to inform students about alcohol and sexual assault issues. The confidential, research-based courses provide students with accurate information in a non-judgmental tone and encourages students to consider their own decisions and those of their peers.
Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing Education is an online education course for all continuing undergraduate students to refresh and update on this issue and related campus policies and resources. Continuing students do not need to take the AlcoholEdu or Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates courses again.
FAQ for Undergrad Online Courses
What are the courses?
Who is required to complete the courses?
All incoming undergraduate students must complete AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. Success of the program is based upon population-level prevention, a concept that recognizes that students' choices likely impact those of their peers. Providing new students with a consistent message can encourage thoughtful conversations, inspire the intentional pursuit of healthy community norms, and highlight a campus culture that values healthy choices.
Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing Education is an online education course offered to all continuing undergraduate students to refresh and update on this issue and related campus policies and resources.
Special Note to Transfer, Re-Entry and Older Students — Even though you may be of legal drinking age and/or may have already considered your drinking behaviors, we ask you to complete the program, because:
Your academic and social life at the University of Michigan may be affected by students whose drinking attitudes are less well-established than yours.
You may be asked by underage students to help them purchase alcohol. Are you aware of the legal consequences of furnishing alcohol to-underage individuals?
You may learn new information about proven prevention theories and educational strategies to understand the many aspects of the sexual assault issue or re-think some of your attitudes and behaviors about alcohol.
What can students expect from the courses?
What is the content of the courses?
The courses consists of a pre- and post-test, informational chapters, interactive activities, and three surveys. Topics include:
How media, family, & social expectations shape ideas & behaviors
Body/health factors including blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
Potential risks associated with problem drinking such as violence and drinking & driving
The potential impact of alcohol on academic performance and relationships
How to make healthy choices, deal with peer pressure, & find help
Helpful resources, such as a BAC calculator & reference guides about alcohol & other drugs, that students can access at any time.
Common myths about sexual assault and rape
Definition of consent
The link between sexual assault and alcohol
How do the courses address diverse student needs?
What is the format of the courses and the schedule?
Every new incoming student is REQUIRED to complete Part 1 of the two courses by Monday, August 29, 2022.
45 days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2 of the course. You will need to log in again to complete Part 2 which will take no longer than 15 minutes.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
What do I do if I don't have my own Internet access?
Can I get in trouble for my answers on the surveys?
What happens if I do not pass the exam?
What do I do if I am having problems with the course?
If you experience technical difficulties, click the Tools options in the top right corner of the course. Under tools you should select the "Help" option. This will guide you to Everfi's 24/7 technical support website, support.everfi.com, which offers options for obtaining assistance.
If you have a non-technical issue, students can email: email@example.com