General Background Information
What is 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 offers accurate information in a non-judgmental tone, while providing personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers.
Why do I have to take AlcoholEdu?
We recognize the college experience is more than academics. The people you live with, social interactions and co-curricular activities all play an important role in shaping your time on campus. Our goal is to ensure that all CSU students have positive and safe educational and social experiences. AlcoholEdu is part of CSU’s comprehensive approach to alcohol education. This program helps you to consider how you would approach situations involving alcohol. It provides you with our campus expectations, which are designed to foster a safe place to live and learn.
Who is required to take AlcoholEdu?
If you are a new incoming student (transfer, international, or first year) under the age of 23 you are required to take the program. 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 about alcohol and consent can encourage thoughtful conversations, inspire a shift in behaviors, and highlight a campus culture that values healthy choices.
Are there any students exempt from taking the AlcoholEdu program?
The only students who are exempt from taking the AlcoholEdu course are:
- Students taking less than 6 credit hours
- Distance learners (not physically present on CSU’s campus)
- Students in the INTO program
- Second bachelor’s degree students
- Graduate students
***Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.***
If you fit one of the exemption criteria, and received communication about completing the course, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
What do students have to do to complete AlcoholEdu?
AlcoholEdu has two parts. Part one takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete, and it is recommended that you engage in it during multiple settings. AlcoholEdu starts with a survey and ends with an exam. It is required that you complete Part 1 of the course, and pass the final exam with at least an 80%. An incomplete program will result in a registration hold until the program is completed. The deadline for the program is the first day of classes. You will receive an e-mail invite for Part 2 of the course six weeks after completing Part 1.
When is the deadline to complete the program?
The first day of classes of your entry term (i.e. Fall, Spring). If it is not completed by the deadline, registration hold(s) will be placed on your account. Once Part 1 of the course is completed, your hold will be removed.
What is considered passing?
A score of 80% or higher is required to pass Part 1 of AlcoholEdu. Should you not pass, you will be required to re-take the course exam until an 80% is achieved. Completing AlcoholEdu requires passing the exam.
If a hold is placed on my account and I complete the program, how do I get it removed?
Holds are automatically removed 24 hours after course completion. If you feel there is a hold on your account in error, please e-mail email@example.com for assistance.
When I complete Part One, why can't I access Part Two right away?
You cannot access Part 2 until approximately six weeks after you complete Part 1. Part 2 of the program is NOT tied to your registration, so if you complete Part 1, but not Part 2, you will NOT have a registration hold placed on your account.
How do I access the program?
Students can access the link through the RamReady checklist on the front page of RamWeb, or by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.
- Log-in to your RamWeb account from the RamWeb home page: ramweb.colostate.edu. If you have log-in problems with RamWeb, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The course(s) is listed in your Ram Ready Checklist on the home screen, AND listed under the Health Network tab in the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the home screen.
- On the registration page, you may be asked for additional information to complete the creation of your account. You will NOT need to create an additional username or password.
- You may log in and out of the course at the end of each section. Section ends are marked with a “NEXT” button. DO NOT log out until you click the “NEXT” button or you will have to repeat the section you have just gone through.
- To access, always log back into to your RamWeb account.
- For ALL OTHER AlcoholEdu and Haven technical issues: Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the “Technical Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu or Haven screen or call 1-866-384-9062. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center.
What if I am a parent/family member and want to take the course?
Parents can take a non-graded version of the course by going to: http://parents.alcoholedu.com
- Under New User enter the following Login ID for PARENTS/FAMILIES ONLY: P126818PARENT
- Click “Sign Up” and follow the on-screen prompts.
- If you return to the program at a later time, log in as a Returning User and enter the same email address and password you created when you first logged into the course.
Should you experience any difficulties or require support, simply click on the “Technical Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu for Parents and Families screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center.
I have a disability and need an accommodation. Who should I contact?
For students needing audio accommodations, closed captioning is available to turn on in the course. For students requiring visual accommodations, we have transcripts available for AlcoholEdu that can be read by a wide variety of screen readers. Please email email@example.com for a copy of the transcripts or for any additional assistance.
I don't drink. Do I still need to complete AlcoholEdu?
All entering CSU students under age 23 need to complete the course. Even if you do not drink, you may still be impacted by alcohol use in the college environment. AlcoholEdu provides personalized paths through the curriculum so that if you don’t drink, you will receive support and specific information tailored to your choices. AlcoholEdu will also provide you with important information regarding coping with potential drinking behavior of your peers.
My religious beliefs forbid alcohol use. Why do I have to do this?
All entering students need to complete AlcoholEdu. Alcohol use in the college environment has the potential to affect everyone. Even if you don’t drink, you may be impacted by the potential drinking behavior of your peers. AlcoholEdu provides personalized paths through the curriculum, so if you choose not to drink, you will receive support and specific information tailored to your choices.
Course Problems/Technical Difficulties
While we don’t anticipate students having any trouble using the site, should you experience any difficulties or require support, the AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the “Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu screen or call 1-866-384-9062. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Help Site.
Please note – the AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center is not the CSU HelpDesk. Please direct all AlcoholEdu course inquiries to the AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center using the contact information above.
If you experience technical difficulties with your RamWeb account, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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