Dear Incoming Ole Miss Student:
The faculty and staff of The University of Mississippi share your exceptional vision and ambition for all aspects of your life, in and out of the classroom. Your personal and professional 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. The University of Mississippi 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 style diatribe about the use of alcohol. It is a thoughtful, educated, and educating program for adults committed to thinking about their life choices.
As always, 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 student (1st year-freshmen, International and Transfer) to take AlcoholEdu for College.
- You may access the course beginning July 23, 2012.
*An email will be sent on July 23, 2012 with full directions on how to take the course.
- You will need to complete and pass Part 1 (approximately 1.5-2.5 hours) by August 20. (If you do not complete by this date, a HOLD will be placed on your account, and you will be unable to add, drop, register for classes or participate in Greek recruitment until this course is complete.)
- Approximately 45 days after you complete part 1, you will receive an automated email asking you to complete the course (part 2). At this time, you will need to log in again to complete Part 2 which takes approximately 15 minutes. Part 2 is due October 19.
- NOTE: Only once you’ve finished Part 2 have you completed the program.
To take the course, 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 offer you feedback on your alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential. The University of Mississippi will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student's answers.
The University of Mississippi is deeply committed to the greatest health and welfare, and ultimate success and happiness, of all of our members. I hope that you enjoy the course.
The Office of Health Promotion