Alcohol Edu® for College
Going off to college for the first time is never an easy thing to do. In the next four years, you will grow and change in large part based on personal interactions and the environment in which you are living. We recognize that the culture at Hartwick College will have a big impact on your growth.
We take every part of the Hartwick experience very seriously, and we have implemented a comprehensive educational program to help you make the safest, healthiest decisions possible.
One way we do that is through AlcoholEdu® for College, approximately a two-hour, Web-based alcohol prevention program being used at more than 500 colleges and universities around the country. The program uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Whether or not you abstain from or drink alcohol, AlcoholEdu for College will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol while helping you to better cope with the drinking behavior of peers.
We require every new incoming Hartwick student to take AlcoholEdu for College, as well as pass the three part survey components with a 75 % or higher. Instructions for completing this course will be emailed to all of our first-year and transfer students in August to help ensure that you meet this requirement, please remember that all students must complete Part 1 of the course before reporting to campus on September 2, 2011.
While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents are the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. That’s why we have made AlcoholEdu® for Parents available to you. AlcoholEdu for Parents is an online program designed to support your conversations about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your child must make in college surrounding alcohol use.
The program includes:
• A brief introduction and suggestions on the best way to start conversations about alcohol (15 min).
• An overview of the AlcoholEdu for College course structure and key concepts (5 min).
• Direct access to AlcoholEdu for College, in an easy-to-use format that allows you to navigate freely from chapter to chapter (approx. 3 hours).
• Helpful resources, such as tips on talking to your college student about alcohol, fact sheets on alcohol’s effect on the brain, how alcohol impairs learning and memory, and more.
Please note: Parent participation is optional. However it is important to know that if your student has taken AlcoholEdu for High School, participation in this program is still required, as it does address this new stage of your student’s life. Instructions will be made available to you via mail and also on this web page in August to assist both our first year students and parents in participation.