AlcoholEdu® for College and Haven 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.
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The first part of AlcoholEdu (Part I) takes roughly 2 hours to complete and can be completed in multiple sittings. Part I of Haven 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 August 18, 2017.
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 Haven is October 16, 2017.
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 Haven 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.
To begin each course, follow the instructions below. All instructions will be emailed to incoming students on July 17, 2017. Students CANNOT begin the course until it opens on July 17, 2017.
When beginning AlcoholEdu for College and Haven:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Health Promotion staff will be hapy to assist during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
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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.
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.
AlcoholEdu® for College and its companion programs like AlcoholEdu® for Parents and Haven for Parents are just one part of our 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 AlcoholEdu® for Parents and Haven for Parents alongside your son/daughter as they complete AlcoholEdu® for College.
AlcoholEdu® for Parents is an on-line resource designed for parents and guardians to support your efforts to have meaningful conversation about alcohol use BEFORE and AFTER your son/daughter arrives on Villanova’s campus. The information provided will help you understand what your student will be learning as they move through the course experience. The supporting documentation is designed to provide you with additional resources that may be helpful.
Please note: The AlcoholEdu for Parents materials are not the same as the course your son/daughter is completing. Click here for instructions for your son/daughter.