Skip to main content

Alcohol Education

 

AlcoholEDU for College

For First-year and Transfer Students

As part of our comprehensive alcohol and violence prevention program, and in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Campus SaVE Act, West Virginia University expects new students to complete "AlcoholEdu" by Vector Solutions: an online, non-opinionated, science-based wellness course taken by tens of thousands of students each year. This includes members of the first-year class as well as undergraduate transfer students under the age of 24, regardless if you have taken a similar module at another institution. This module provides relevant education in relation to substance use on college campuses. The information contained within the modules helps our students make responsible choices and it is vital to their success.

The course includes questions to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student’s answers.

Students may take the course in multiple sittings. You will need to use a computer, tablet, or mobile device with internet access and audio capabilities, however the course will run best on a computer. Check your local library for free computer and Internet access. Also, businesses in your town may offer free Wi-Fi such as: Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and McDonalds.

*This page is updated periodically with the dates pertinent to the incoming first-year and transfer classes. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at wellwvu@mail.wvu.edu.*

Course Details for Fall 2024 Incoming Students

The requirement for program completion applies to incoming students at WVU's Morgantown, Potomac State, and Institute of Technology campuses.

Occasional reminders will be sent; however, it is the student’s responsibility to fulfill this requirement in a timely manner. We recommend completing the first module before classes begin.

The course has two parts, both of which must be completed by the designated deadlines to fulfill this requirement. Failure to do so will result in a $50 charge to your student account for each missed deadline. Completion of the module(s) after the charge has been placed on your account does not remove the charge.

  • Part 1 Instructions
    • Log-in instructions for the first part of "AlcoholEDU" will be emailed to your WVU MIX account in late July of 2024 (exact date TBD). Please remember to check your MIX account regularly as the University will use this as a primary method of contacting you. You will access the program through that email, using your WVU login credentials.

    • This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. You can progress through the course in multiple sittings if you choose. The modules can be completed on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

      The deadline for finishing Part 1 is Friday, September 6th, 2024.
  • Part 2 Instructions
    • Log-in instructions for Part 2, "AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education", will be emailed to your WVU MIX account in October, 2024 (exact date TBD). Make sure to check each of your inbox folders for the invitation. You will access the program through that email, using your WVU login credentials.

    • This course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

      The deadline for finishing Part 2 is Friday, November 1st, 2024.
Who is required to take the modules?
  • First-year undergraduate and all transfer students students under the age of 24 at all WVU branch campuses.

    If you have taken a similar program before at another institution, you are still required to complete both sections of "AlcohlEdu" at this time.

  • Still not sure if you have to complete "AlcoholEdu"? Contact us at wellwvu@mail.wvu.edu.

Technical Support
  • If you are experiencing issues with your WVU login and password, please contact ITS Services.

  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g., Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years. If you experience issues, try some simple browser maintenance to see if this fixes the problem (you can read instructions on maintaining the Google Chrome application online).

    If you continue to experience issues, you can contact our office at wellwvu@mail.wvu.edu, or visit Vector Solutions' Support Center.

    When you message WELLWVU, please include the student's first and last name, and their @mix email address.