Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education and Information

As a campus-wide initiative, incoming first year students participate in a two-part program known as AlcoholEdu. AlcoholEdu is an interactive, online program designed to inform students about how alcohol affects the body, mind, perceptions, and behaviors. The research-based course provides students with accurate information in a non-judgmental tone and provides personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers. Whether or not you drink, AlcoholEdu empowers students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe. Customized by sex, drinking pattern, level of awareness, and student choices, AlcoholEdu content is relevant to each student. For example, the course pathway is different for students whose initial responses categorize them as abstainers, high risk, or moderate drinkers.

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The course 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
  • 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, which students can access at any time.

What is the format of the course? Students must complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the course.

PHASE 1: The first phase of the course must be completed before students arrive on campus. Phase 1 takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete and can be completed in segments.

PHASE 2: Students will receive an email notification 45 days after completing Phase 1 with login instructions for the final chapter and survey. Phase 2 takes only 15-20 minutes to complete.

Click here to learn more about the AlcoholEdu program.

Click here to learn more about Becker’s drug and alcohol policies in the Student Handbook.

If you have more questions or concerns about alcohol and drug consumption, please visit:

Student Health Services

The Counseling Center