New undergraduate students required to take AlcoholEdu and Haven

All new undergraduate students will now be required to take both AlcoholEdu (online alcohol education/prevention assessment) and Haven (sexual assault prevention education/training assessment). Last year, Haven was a component of AlcoholEdu and students didn’t have to complete two separate courses. This year (and as recently as the last 2 weeks) these programs have been split due to Title IX federal mandates.

Although this initiative is a partnership between offices across the division/university, we are streamlining calls/emails to the SAPE office to make this easier for our students. We are also in the process of updating all website information to include both AlcoholEdu and Haven. Online students and parents will find answers to questions related to why we do both programs, how you access them, when they need to be completed and what happens if students don’t meet the deadlines. Again, the infrastructure already existed for AlcoholEdu so we’re adding Haven to it. The website should be updated by July 1.

Please help us get the word out about Haven – students will receive a letter on July 17 outlining the requirement and how to access both programs. Messaging has already been updated on Blackboard and will be updated on Self Service Carolina for new undergraduate students under 23 years of age. Below summarizes the information that will be shared with students in a way that you can share with instructors, staff and students that interact with your office. Any assistance we can have in getting the word out about Haven being a separate course the better.

The University of South Carolina is pleased to offer AlcoholEdu and Haven as part of our commitment to fostering a safe and healthy community. AlcoholEdu is an online alcohol education assessment that measures students’ perceptions about alcohol use and abuse prior to arriving on campus and after several weeks on campus. Haven is an online sexual assault prevention education and training module that presents realistic and interactive skill-building scenarios. In accordance with federal mandates, this program will serve as one way students at South Carolina receive prevention education and training on sexual assault prevention.

All new undergraduate students (freshman, transfer or change-of-campus student) at the Columbia campus enrolled for Fall 2014 and under the age of 23 are required to complete both Parts 1 and 2 of the AlcoholEdu course and Parts 1 and 2 of the Haven course.

Beginning on July 17, students will log in to Self Service Carolina and click on the AlcoholEdu & Haven box. In order to take the AlcoholEdu course, click on “Proceed to AlcoholEdu.” Students will be directed to the AlcoholEdu page to take the assessment. In order to take the Haven course, click on “Proceed to Haven.” Students will be directed to the Haven page to take the assessment. From either website, students will see instructions on how to begin the respective course.

Part 1 of each course will be available beginning July 17, and students are expected to complete AlcoholEdu Part 1 with a passing score of 80% or higher and Haven Part 1 by August 16. There is no passing score required for Haven, just completion.

Approximately 30-45 days after students complete Part 1 of each course they will be notified via email to log back in and take Part 2. The deadline for completing Part 2 of AlcoholEdu and Part 2 of Haven is October 17. Please note that students must finish Part 2 of each course to receive credit for completion. If students choose not to complete Part 2 of either course by the required deadline, holds will be placed on their record, making them ineligible to register for the next semester’s classes.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must complete Part 1 and Part 2 of AlcoholEdu as well as Part 1 and Part 2 of Haven in order to satisfy university requirements.

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that South Carolina students are educated on two very important topics that impact the college community.

For questions related to AlcoholEdu & Haven, please contact the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Office at or 803-777-3933.

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