Freshman Fall 2014

Complete online alcohol and sexual assault education

Because we care about your health, your safety, and your success, and because we are concerned for the welfare of the community, Alcohol and Sexual Assault Awareness Edu for College, an online alcohol education course, is mandatory for all first-year undergraduate students at Ohio University. Though you may have learned about alcohol use and abuse in high school, you'll find the course is interesting and gets you involved. It includes instant feedback, video clips, and comparisons to other college students. It takes about 2.5 hours to complete and can be taken on any computer that has audio capabilities and is connected to the internet.

Student Requirements

All first-year undergraduate Ohio University students are required to successfully complete the online alcohol and sexual assault education course.

  • College credit hours earned in high school do not exempt you from this requirement, regardless of the number of hours you earned.
  • If you are transferring from another college or university, and have transferred fewer than 20 credit hours to Ohio University, you must take the course.
  • If you are relocating to the Athens campus from a regional campus of Ohio University and have fewer than 20 credit hours, you must take the course.
  • If you can document that you have successfully completed an alcohol and sexual assault education course elsewhere, you can provide documentation to the Office of Health Promotion and request exemption from this requirement.

The Course

The course includes three surveys that measure your alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Ohio University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see your individual answers. Truthful answers—no matter what they are—will not put you at risk for any repercussions.

Getting Started and Deadlines

You may begin taking the online alcohol and sexual assault education course on July 16, 2014. All you need to take the course is an activated OHIO ID and password and a computer with access to the Internet and audio capabilities.

The course has two sections:

  • The first part of the course takes about 2.5 hours to complete, and we recommend that you take it in multiple sittings. This section ends with the Final Exam and Survey 2. You must earn a grade of 80 or higher to pass the course. If you fail to achieve an 80, you need to retake the Final Exam until you do.
  • About a month and a half after you complete the Final Exam and Survey 2, you will receive an e-mail asking you to complete Chapter 4 and a brief, final survey. The total time needed for this section is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Getting Started

Information for Parents & Families

Parents and guardians also are invited to complete the alcohol and sexual assault education course. We encourage students to talk to their parents or guardians about the course and how they will approach situations involving alcohol at Ohio University.
Important Dates

Activate OHIO ID  

Upon Applying to OHIO

2014-2015 FAFSA is available  

January 1

Submit the housing contract  

Beginning January 6

Choose a dining plan  

Beginning January 6

Pay $200 housing deposit  

Beginning January 6

Submit the housing exemption form (if applicable)  

Beginning January 6

Register to attend Bobcat Student Orientation  

April 1 (beginning at 9 a.m.)

Deadline for scholarship recipients to confirm intent to enroll  

May 1

Review the 2014-2015 academic calendar  

Mid May

Contact Student Accessibility Services if you need accommodations for a disability  

Mid May

Check To-Do List on Student Portal and complete all financial aid requirements  

May 20

Complete Tech 101  

June

Review the Student Code of Conduct prior to attending orientation  

June

Alcohol and sexual assault education available online  

Beginning July 16

View online arrival guide for students  

August

Move-in during times scheduled according to last name  

August 21 - August 22

Complete the Health History Form  

August 22

Start fall semester classes  

August 25

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