AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates: 2019 COURSES ARE NOT OPEN YET!

Why AlcoholEdu® for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates?

AlcoholEdu® for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) are objective, science-based, online alcohol abuse and sexual assault prevention programs designed specifically for college students as the cornerstone of a comprehensive campus prevention program.

The purpose of the courses is to prevent or reduce alcohol-related problems and incidents of sexual violence among college students while providing a statistically accurate description of the related attitudes, experiences, behaviors of students. Both courses are key components of Villanova University’s Health Promotion program.

Backed by research:

  • Nearly two decades of Villanova students have taken the courses, with an increase of up to 30% between pre-post exam. Students are demonstrating significant knowledge gains as a result of the course.
  • Rigorous evaluation concluded that students who completed the program experienced a 50% reduction in negative academic and personal consequences.
  • The same evaluation concluded that students increased protective behaviors of others (e.g., watching out for their friends).

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How Does It Work?

The first part of AlcoholEdu (Part I) takes roughly 2 hours to complete and can be completed in multiple sittings. Part I of SAPU takes approximately 30 minutes. Students can log in and out of both programs. Part I of each course ends with an exam and survey (for those over age 18). Students must earn a minimum score of 75% or higher to pass and receive credit for completion of the courses. The deadline for incoming first year students to complete Part I of BOTH AlcoholEdu and Haven is TBD.

The second parts of AlcoholEdu and Haven (Part II) include short modules and a survey. Approximately 45 days after completing Part I of both courses, students will receive an email invitation to return and complete Part II. The deadline to complete Part II of BOTH AlcoholEdu and SAPU is TBD.

AlcoholEdu® for College and Haven include a number of surveys that measure students’ alcohol-related and sexual violence-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential. Villanova University will only receive information about the first year student body as a whole and will never see individual student responses. Students can feel confident in providing truthful responses to the survey questions. Students who are under age 18 at the time they are taking the course will not receive any of the surveys, but they will still complete the rest of the course curriculum.

AlcoholEdu® for College and SAPU are MANDATORY for all incoming first year students at Villanova University. It is important that every student complete the course to avoid disciplinary consequences through the University.

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How Do I Start AlcoholEdu® for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates?

To begin each course, follow the instructions below. All instructions will be emailed to incoming students. Students CANNOT begin the course until it opens in July.

When beginning AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates:

  1. Login at 
  2. Enter the following registration code: 69b11a31
  3. Click "I'm a Student" to create your account.
  4. On the registration page, you will have the opportunity to create your personal account using your Villanova email address and a password of your choice.
  5. When you return to the courses, you will login at Enter your email address and password you created when you first created your account.
  6. When prompted, please enter your Villanova Banner ID which is an eight-digit number assigned to you by the University.
  7. Be sure that you add BOTH the AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) courses - you MUST COMPLETE BOTH COURSES in order to fulfill the University's requirement.

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Having Problems Getting Started or Completing AlcoholEdu® for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU)?

For 24/7 online technical support, click on the “Help” button located in the upper right hand corner of every screen in the course. Students do not need to be logged in to access this feature. Select the “Request Support” tab for more contact options.

For campus support, contact the Office of Health Promotion at 610.519.7407 or by emailing Health Promotion staff will be hapy to assist during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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Trouble Viewing the Course Media?

Try these tips:

  • First, copy and paste the URL provided in the e-mail you received with the course instructions in your Web browser. If you simply clicked on the URL, please copy and paste it into your browser instead. This simple step resolves 99% of reported issues accessing the course.
  • If the first bulleted suggestion does not resolve your issue, select “Audio Only” for the Media Option on the MEDIA SETTINGS page (Media Settings link is in the upper righthand corner of the AlcoholEdu® for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates screens).
  • Do not play music or run video clips on your computer (CD, mp3s, other websites, etc.) while viewing the course.
  • Do not have any other programs or applications running on your computer while viewing the course (including applications such as Instant Messenger, or music file-sharing.
  • Log in at a local library as opposed to your home computer for a faster connection.
  • Access the course at a different time of day (during non-peak hours, e.g., early morning).
  • Do not use your wireless connection. Connect directly to the Internet for a faster connection.

 Still having problems? Click here.

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I don’t drink, so why do I have to take AlcoholEdu® for College?

First and foremost, we congratulate you for choosing to abstain. There are many other students at Villanova who are making the same choice - in fact, more than half of you are non-drinkers!

However, it is important to recognize that students are affected by their peers’ decisions around alcohol during their Villanova experience. It is important that every student is equipped with accurate and credible information about alcohol so that they can make safer, responsible choices for themselves and encourage their peers to do the same. Chances are that, even if you do not drink, you will encounter someone who does. And, we know that more than 70% of sexual assaults on college campuses involve alcohol. If you think about it, the information in AlcoholEdu® and Haven could help to save a life, keep someone from getting hurt, or reduce someone’s risk for poor academic performance as a result of alcohol use. AlcoholEdu® for College and Haven are key elements of this support for healthy choices.


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I am a parent or guardian of an incoming student. How can I view resources for parents?

First and foremost, we congratulate you and your son/daughter on their acceptance to Villanova. Second, we would like to welcome you to Villanova and to the Office of Health Promotion where we provide ongoing, comprehensive efforts to sustain a healthy Villanova community.

We know that parents and guardians are significant influences on their children, especially around alcohol and decision-making. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to visit the demo courses for both AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. To demo these courses, go to and click "Register." Under Student/Learner, enter one of the two registration codes which corresponds to the course you would like to demo:

AlcoholEdu for College: PSNS

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU): sapudemo

Click "Next" and complete registration. Enjoy!

The information provided will help you understand what your student will be learning as they move through the course experiences. The supporting documentation is designed to provide you with additional resources that may be helpful.

Please note: The demo courses are not the same as the courses your son/daughter is completing. Click here for instructions for your son/daughter.


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