Ohio University

Online Education

First-Year Student Required Courses

  • Alcohol Edu for First Year Students
  • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates


  • All first-year Ohio University students, including transfers with fewer than 30 earned credit hours, are required to successfully complete the online education for College.

  • College credit hours earned in high school do not exempt you from this requirement, regardless of the hours earned. 

  • If you are transferring from another college or university, and have fewer than 30 credit hours at Ohio University, you must take course.

  • If you are relocating to the Athens campus from a regional campus of Ohio University and have fewer than 30 credit hours, you must take the course.

  • Failure to complete the course will result in a registration hold.


Alcohol Edu/SAPU, are online alcohol education and sexual violence harm-reduction courses. Both are mandatory for all first-year students at Ohio University. Haven provides specific definitions pertaining to sexual misconduct. Alcohol Edu/SAPU incorporates evidence-based methods to empower students to make well-informed decisions that will contribute to a safe campus environment for everyone. You'll find the courses are interesting and gets you involved. It includes instant feedback, video clips, and comparisons to other college students. It takes about 2 ½ hours to complete and can be taken on any computer that has audio capabilities and is connected to the Internet. Complete details are below.


Because of changes from the federal government, our online education modules are being updated to reflect the most current information and upgrade to a new platform from our vendor. We will post the link here as soon as they are ready. Once the course is live, all you will need to take the course is a computer with access to the internet and audio capabilities.


The first-year Alcohol Education course launched on Monday December 14th, 2020 and must be completed by Monday January 18th, 2021. 

To complete your courses, visit the Everfi Website


Questions or concerns can be sent to healthpromotion@ohio.edu.