Need more information regarding the K-State AlcoholEdu program?

Content questions:
Chaz Mailey
Director, AODES
785.532.6927

All other program questions:
Health Promotion
Lafene Health Center
785.532.6595
healthy@k-state.edu

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About the program

What is the K-State alcohol education online program?

K-State utilizes AlcoholEdu for College, an online, science-based program that provides the latest information about alcohol and its effects on the body and mind. The program is personalized to each student based on their previous alcohol education, choices regarding alcohol and gender. AlcoholEdu includes several chapters of content, interactive exercises, and assessments of alcohol-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Whether you choose to drink or not, this program will empower you to make well informed decisions about your own use of alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your friends and peers.

What does research say about the AlcoholEdu for College program?

Data suggest that AlcoholEdu significantly improves knowledge and increases protective behaviors among students who drink alcohol. A recent study on AlcoholEdu showed that students who completed it experienced a 50% reduction in negative academic and personal consequences (Wall, 2007).

Wall, A. F. (2007). Evaluating a health education website: The case of AlcoholEdu. NASPA Journal, 44(4), Art. 4. Retrieved June 21, 2008

Who must complete the program

Who is required to complete the AlcoholEdu for College program?

All newly enrolled, degree-seeking students on the Manhattan and Salina campuses, under the age of 22 (on the first day of the semester) will be required to complete the AlcoholEdu program and pass its exam.

(See Schedule for specific deadlines.)

I don't drink. Do I have to complete the AlcoholEdu program?

Yes. All newly enrolled, degree-seeking students on the Manhattan and Salina campuses, under the age of 22 are required to complete the AlcoholEdu program and pass its exam. Even if you don't drink, it's very likely that during your college experience you will know others who do. At the very least, alcohol use may be a topic of discussion among fellow students; the program includes material on managing peer pressure. As well, one of the purposes of the program is to provide the entire incoming class with a shared baseline of knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues, and to strengthen a shared set of campus norms and expectations around alcohol use.

I have already completed the alcohol education program for Greeks. Do I have to complete the AlcoholEdu program?

Yes. AlcoholEdu for College and GreekLifeEdu are different programs.

I am a transfer student. Do I have to complete the AlcoholEdu program?

Yes. One of the purposes of the program is to provide the entire incoming class with a common baseline of knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues, and to strengthen a shared set of campus norms and expectations around alcohol use.

I am a transfer student and completed AlcoholEdu at my other college. Do I have to complete K-State's AlcoholEdu program?

You are not required to complete the program again IF you passed the program with a score of a 75% or better at your other college. You must contact Chaz Mailey, director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service at 785.532.6927 with the following information so that we can verify your completion of the program:

  • Your full name
  • The name of the other college or university
  • The approximate date (month and year) you took the program

I am not really a "new" student because I took a class at K-State while I was in high school, do I have to complete the AlcoholEdu program?

Yes. You need to complete the program. Courses taken either as a high school student or online do not exempt you from the requirement to complete the program because when you took those classes you were not a "degree-seeking" student on either the Manhattan or Salina campus.

I am not really a "new" student because I took classes at K-State but left college for a semester, do I have to complete the AlcoholEdu program?

Yes. If you are still under the age of 22, a degree-seeking student on the Manhattan and Salina campuses, you need to complete the program. Students returning to K-State after a semester off are "re-admitted" and fit the "newly enrolled" definition for completing the program.

I am not required to complete the AlcoholEdu program, but can I take it anyway?

Yes. Effective November 2012, there is a second site where one may experience the "AlcoholEdu for College" program. The program may be accessed via K-State's University Life Cafe website. This AlcoholEdu site is NOT for newly enrolled K-State students mandated to complete AlcoholEdu!

Getting started

Are my answers confidential?

Yes, all survey responses are strictly confidential. K-State will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers. You can feel confident that providing truthful answers—no matter what they are—will not put you at any risk for repercussions.

How do I access the program?

  • Sign in using iSIS (K-State's Student Information System).
  • Click on Student Center.
  • In the section labeled ‘Academics’, click on the dropdown box labeled ‘other academic…’Select AlcoholEdu from the iSIS academics drop down box
  • Click on the link for AlcoholEdu.
    • You will need to allow 'pop-ups' in order to run the AlcoholEdu program. Here are resources if you need help to temporarily disable pop-up blockers.
    • The first time you sign in to AlcoholEdu, you will be required to enter ‘Year of study’ (i.e. Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), and if requested, any additional personal identification information.
    • You may log in and out of the program 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.
  • To log back into your account, always access AlcoholEdu from iSIS.

I don't have a computer. Where can I find a computer to use?

If you do not have sufficient computer access, check your local library, high school or college, or a K-State computer lab.

Are there deadlines for completing the program?

  • Yes, the deadline for Part 1 is midnight on August 22, 2014.
  • Yes, the deadline for Part 2 is within 10 days of receiving the email to begin Part 2.

What happens if I don't complete the program on time?

If you fail to complete the program, a “Hold” will be placed on your account. The "Hold" will not be lifted and you will not be able to enroll for the following semester’s classes until you have successfully completed the AlcoholEdu program.

If I scored lower than 75% on the Part 1 Exam and then took Part 2, have I successfully completed the AlcoholEdu requirement?

No. You must complete Part 1, score a 75% on the Exam, and then complete Part 2 to successfully complete the K-State AlcoholEdu program. Students that do not score at least a 75% or better on their first try of the final exam will be guided over the information they missed, and then they will retake the Part 1 exam until a passing grade of at least 75% is obtained.

How do I get the “Hold” removed from my records?

To have your "Hold" removed, you must complete Part 1 of the AlcoholEdu for College program. Once you have successfully completed Part 1 of the AlcoholEdu program, with an exam score of 75% or higher, your "Hold" should be automatically removed within 24 hours of K-State receiving confirmation from AlcoholEdu/EverFi, Inc. If your "Hold" is NOT removed after 24 hours of successful completion of the program, please email healthy@k-state.edu or call 785.532.6595 to have your "Hold" removed.

Do I receive college credit for completing the AlcoholEdu program?

No. AlcoholEdu for College is not a regular K-State course for academic credit; it is an educational program regarding alcohol that is provided at no cost to students.

Parents/Guardians

I'm the parent of a student required to take the program and my student won't have computer access this summer. May I take the program for my student?

No, students must take the program themselves. Please contact Chaz Mailey, director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service at 785.532.6927 to discuss your student’s options.

Parents and guardians wanting to know more about the AlcoholEdu program are encouraged to take the AlcoholEdu for Parents program. The AlcoholEdu for Parents program should NOT be taken by a student to receive credit for the mandated K-State AlcoholEdu for College program. Access the AlcoholEdu for Parents program.

Troubleshooting and computer requirements

Assistance for Students with Disabilities

If you have any difficulty completing the AlcoholEdu program or using the AlcoholEdu website, please contact the Student Access Center for assistance. Please contact Chaz Mailey, director of K-State's Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service (785.532.6927) if you have any additional questions or concerns.

I have forgotten my eID or password, now what should I do?

If you have forgotten your eID or password or cannot sign in with an existing eID or password, contact the K-State IT Help Desk.

I can't see AlcoholEdu in the drop-down box in iSIS?

Due to a technical issue, the link has not been available for a small number of students. This issue is being fixed at present but please let us know if you are having any problems by email to healthy@k-state.edu or phone to 785.532.0800. We will respond to you.

I can log in to iSIS and click on the AlcoholEdu link but then all my computer shows is 'processing'?

This has been a common problem for students. You must DISABLE all pop-up blockers in order for the AlcoholEdu program to launch. Other suggestions and program requirements are available at Tech Support for completing the program, taking the exam and trouble-shooting computer problems.

I am having trouble logging into the program?

For K-State LOGIN problems only, please contact:

Health Promotion, Lafene Health Center
785.532.0800
healthy@k-state.edu

Trouble with AlcoholEdu

If you receive the message "Service Unavailable" while trying to navigate through the program, please try the trouble shooting steps listed below:

  1. Try an alternate browser.
  2. Refresh the screen 2 to 3 times from within the program.
  3. Close all browser windows, and try logging into the program again.

If you experience other technical difficulties, the AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For support, click the "Help" button in the upper-right corner of any active window in AlcoholEdu for College or call 1.866.384.9062.

Other suggestions are available at Tech Support for completing the program, taking the exam and trouble-shooting computer problems.

May I have multiple browsers open when I am completing the AlcoholEdu program?

Because it is such a complex program, it is recommended that you complete it without any additional browsers open; the program may crash if others are open.

I would like to speak to someone at K-State regarding the program. Who should I contact?

For questions on the mandate to complete AlcoholEdu for College for newly enrolled students:

Pat Bosco, PhD.
Vice President for Student Life
Dean of Students
785.532.6237

For questions on the content of the AlcoholEdu for College program:

Chaz Mailey
Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service
785.532.6927

For questions on removing Academic Holds due to non-compliance:

Julie Gibbs
Director, Health Promotion/Nutrition Counseling
Lafene Student Health Center
785.532.6595