Dear Gettysburg College First-Year Student,
The faculty and staff of Gettysburg College share your excitement and ambition for all aspects of your life, in and out of the classroom. Your personal and academic development, and that of your peers, is the cornerstone of a partnership that will last during your years here and beyond. It is an exciting journey on which we embark together.
As you well know, alcohol is a significant issue in the lives of students in both high school and college and throughout our lives. Whether you abstain from alcohol entirely or not, it is an influence in our lives and in the lives of our family and friends. Gettysburg College has joined together with many top schools in the country in adopting AlcoholEdu for College as a component of our alcohol prevention initiative. This is not an over-simplified lecture about the use of alcohol. It is a thoughtful, science-based program for adults committed to thinking about their life choices.
Your physical and emotional health serves as a critical foundation for your success in college. Your commitment to yourself comes with a shared commitment to the health and welfare of others. Just as you have throughout your life, you will have a special opportunity to impact the lives of your peers in positive and productive ways, and we are committed to helping you do so in any way that we can.
To this end, we require every new incoming Gettysburg College student to complete AlcoholEdu for College before arriving on campus.
The course has two sections, both of which must be completed to fulfill this requirement:
- You may access the course beginning August 2.
- Part 1 of the course takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete, and we recommend that you take it in multiple sittings. This part ends after the Exam and Survey 2. You must earn a grade of 75 or higher to pass and receive credit for the course. The deadline for finishing Part 1 is August 16.
- About 30 Days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2, which takes approximately 15 minutes. The deadline to complete Part 2 is October 22.
- NOTE: Only once you've finished Part 2 have you completed the program.
To take AlcoholEdu for College, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access.
Please note that the course includes three surveys that measure students' alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Gettysburg College will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student's answers.
Directions for Accessing and Completing
AlcoholEdu for College
(available beginning on Monday, August 2)
- Under New User, enter the following Login ID: 10C212674FIRSTYEAR
- Click "Submit"
- On the registration page, you will have the opportunity to create your AlcoholEdu account using your Gettysburg College e-mail address and a password of your choice.
- 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.
- When you return, log in as a Returning User and enter the same e-mail address and password you created when you first logged into the course.
Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the AlcoholEdu 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 for College screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center. You can also call the AlcohoEdu technical support phone number for assistance: 866-384-9062
Thank you, and enjoy the course!
Dr. Julie Ramsey
Vice-President of College Life and Dean of Students
Office of Student Activities & First-Year Programs
Building: College Union Building
Room Number: 240
Phone: (717) 337-6304
Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30
Campus Box: 2999
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