AlcoholEdu

MT-Montana

The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) of the State of Montana partnered with EverFi, a company whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention and financial literacy. Each year more than 500,000 students complete these online courses.

All new students at the University of Montana are required to complete AlcoholEdu in addition to the University’s Personal Empowerment through Self-Awareness tutorial (PETSA). Concurrently enrolled high school students taking dual credit courses in their high school are exempt from AlcoholEdu. Students enrolled solely in continuing-education courses are also exempt.

  • AlcoholEdu is an online course, which is to be completed in two parts and will take a student approximately 2 hours.
  • A minimum score of 70 is required to pass the course.
  • If students do not complete the course a hold will be placed on their future registration. 

This course will collect critical data on student attitudes and behaviors toward alcohol–including students' readiness to change their behavior, what protective factors or high-risk factors they exhibit, and what expectations they have toward alcohol. All of this data will help us better understand and meet the needs of our students.

How does it work?

This course will collect critical data on student attitudes and behaviors toward alcohol–including students' readiness to change their behavior, what protective factors or high-risk factors they exhibit, and what expectations they have toward alcohol. All of this data will help us better understand and meet the needs of our students. 

EverFi will notify us when our students aggregate AlcoholEdu results are available. We will be able to compare our data to other data sets, including EverFi’s AlcoholEdu national aggregate data and data from peer institutions also using the course.

We have coordinated across various departments to create an AlcoholEdu Team. This team will continue to collaborate after this initial implementation period to help reinforce key concepts, evaluate current services and programs and create discussion opportunities with students as they face many decisions during their transition into college.

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Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the course in multiple sittings.
  • The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students' attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students' answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the "Help" link within the course. 

Students who use Screen Readers

Preliminary testing has revealed that AlcoholEdu is not fully compatible with screen readers. A full transcript of AlcoholEdu has been made available for students using screen readers. As an alternative to the AlcoholEdu online course students can use this transcript to read and understand the material provided in AlcoholEdu. Once you have completed this process please send an email to IT Central with your full name and student identification number.  Students requesting modifications to take the tutorial or review the full transcript are asked to contact Disability Services for Students (DSS). Contact DSS at 406.243.2243 or dss@umontana.edu.