AlcoholEdu

AlcoholEdu for College: Primary

First-Year & Transfer Students

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, GW requires all incoming undergraduate (first-year and transfer) students to complete AlcoholEdu for College: Primary and pass the course final exam prior to arriving on campus. GW has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the country, to administer this two-part online education module.

Please note: You must complete the online courses by the deadlines or a transcript hold will be placed on your student account.

AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education

Second-Year Residential Students

Each second-year residential student is required to take AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education and pass the course final exam prior to arriving on campus.

GW has continued its partnership with Everfi to bring this follow-up course to AlcohoEdu for College to reinforce critical lessons helping students lead healthier, more productive college lives. This course builds on material covered in the previous course and offers students tips and strategies for responsible drinking based on their current drinking habits and readiness for change. Additionally, it serves to measure students' ability to intervene and support other students with additional bystander intervention strategies. 

Please note: You must complete the online courses by the deadlines or a transcript hold will be placed on your student account.

AlcoholEdu Deadlines & Additional Support

AlcoholEdu for College: Primary 

Deadline for Part 1: August 30th, 2020

Deadline for Part 2: October 31st, 2020

AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education

Deadline for Part 1: August 30th, 2020

Deadline for Part 2: October 31st, 2020

Additional Support

For technical support, call 1-866-384-9062 or visit support.everfi.com.

For program questions, please email [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

All first-year and transfer students will receive an email to their GW email address inviting them to complete the AlcoholEdu for College: Primary  course. Students will then be directed to the Everfi page to provide their login information, utilizing the same credentials used in GW’s single sign-on system (GW net-ID and password). 

Second-year residential  students will receive an email inviting them to complete the AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education course. Students will then be directed to the Everfi page to provide their login information, utilizing the same credentials used in GW’s single sign-on system (GW net-ID and password).

At GW, we care about our community’s well-being. For this reason, all incoming first-year and transfer students must complete AlcoholEdu for College: Primary. Additionally, all second-year residential students must complete AlcohoEdu Ongoing Education.

Both online courses are private, tailored to the unique experiences of undergraduate students, and are evidence-based.
This evidence-based training prevents risky drinking and other drug use on campus and helps students better reach their academic, professional and personal goals.

Whether you choose to use alcohol or other drugs or not, this training will empower you to make informed decisions about substance use and to step in to help others.

Yes.

Whether you choose to consume alcohol or not, you will very likely encounter other students who drink or talk about drinking. The course provides information about coping with others’ drinking behavior as well as responding effectively in situations where others are at risk of alcohol-related harm (e.g. alcohol poisoning, potential drinking and driving). AlcoholEdu provides personal pathways through the course based on what students already know about alcohol, whether and/or how much they drink, as well as their gender. If you do not drink, the material you receive will provide specific information tailored to your choice.

All incoming first-year and transfer students are required to take Alcohol Edu for College: Primary at GW, regardless of completion at another institution. Additionally, all second-year residential students are required to take AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education at GW.

No.

Students’ individual answers to questions in the training will not be shared with GW and all student survey responses are confidential. The University will receive information about the student body’s responses as a whole. This information will be used to better understand students’ knowledge of resources and inform future programming and policies.

It is required that you complete Part 1 of the course and pass the final exam with at least an 80%. An incomplete program or failed exam will result in a transcript hold until the program is completed and passed. You will be given access to repeat the course should you not pass the first time.

Deadline for Part 1: August 30th, 2020
Deadline for Part 2: October 31st, 2020

These deadlines apply to both AlcoholEdu for College: Primary for first-year and transfer students as well as AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education for second-year residential students.

You cannot access Part 2 until approximately six weeks after you complete Part 1. You will be notified by email when Part 2 of AlcoholEdu is available.

Part 2 of the program is also tied to your student account status, so if you complete Part 1, but not Part 2, you will still have a transcript hold placed on your account.

 

If you miss the Part 1 or Part 2 deadline, you should complete the course as soon as possible. There will be a transcript hold placed on your student account until the University has received confirmation of course completion.

If you experience technical problems within the course, click the “tools” button on the top right hand corner of your dashboard and select “help” from the drop down menu, or contact Everfi at 866-384-9062 or visit support.everfi.com.

Yes, second year students previously assigned to AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education are still expected to complete the course. 

Have you claimed your net-ID? You must first claim your net-ID to be assigned to the course. If you have claimed your net-ID and did not receive a notification, please email [email protected]. List your First and Last Name, email address, GWID and class status (first year or transfer). 

If you received an email on July 8th or 9th requesting you complete Everfi's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online course, please disregard this message. It has come to our attention that there was an error in our system as we transitioned to a new platform for Everfi's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online course. This error generated an email assigning students to complete the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online course which they have already completed. When this error was discovered, we deleted the assignment to prevent further reminder messages being sent to students.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Second year students are only responsible for AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education

This course will be assigned to first year and transfer students in mid-August. You will receive a notification from the university at that time. 

If you have questions regarding the course, please email the Health Education & Promotion unit at [email protected]

  1. Find the link for the AlcoholEdu course in your GW email. 
  2. Login in using your GW NetID and password. 
  3. Complete your assigned AlcoholEdu course. 
  4. Send an email to [email protected] to alert our team that you have completed the course. Email should include First and Last Name, GWID and Course name. 
  5. Our team will verify that you completed the course and will remove the hold.