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Mandatory Alcohol Education Policy

Policy
Purpose: 

To ensure that University of Kansas students are aware of the potentially harmful effects of alcohol and to provide students with an opportunity to identify high-risk alcohol behaviors, the University requires newly enrolled, degree seeking students under the age of 21 as of August 1st of the academic year to complete the AlcoholEdu program.

Applies to: 

All entering degree-seeking students, under the age of 21 as of August 1st of the academic year, on the Lawrence Campus.

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

To ensure that University of Kansas students are aware of the potentially harmful effects of alcohol and to provide students with an opportunity to identify high-risk alcohol behavior, the University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus requires:

All newly enrolled, degree-seeking students under the age of 21 as of August 1st of the academic year to:

1. Complete Part One of the on-line educational program, AlcoholEdu by the established and communicated date.

2. Receive educational feedback via AlcoholEdu. The content of this educational information is based upon the student’s individual responses and includes educational and counseling resources in the KU and Lawrence communities.

3. Complete Part Two of the on-line educational program, AlcoholEdu by the established and communicated date.

Failure to complete the two parts of the AlcoholEdu program will result in the placement of an enrollment hold on the student’s record, thus prohibiting enrollment for future semesters at the University until the mandatory alcohol education program is completed.

AlcoholEdu will be available to all other KU-Lawrence campus students on a voluntary basis, and students will be encouraged to complete the program. In addition, the University will pilot an expanded alcohol education program for high risk groups and events.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

(1) Edwards Campus students are excluded from this requirement. For the purposes of this policy, Edwards Campus students are defined as students who do not have the Lawrence Campus required fee on their account in the term AlcoholEdu is completed.

(2) Students whose first term of entry is in the summer will complete AlcoholEdu with the following fall semester group.

Consequences: 

Failure to complete the two parts of the AlcoholEdu program will result in the placement of an enrollment hold on the student’s record, thus prohibiting enrollment for future semesters at the University until the mandatory alcohol education program is completed.

Contact: 

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Strong Hall, Room 133
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Phone: (785) 864-4060

Watkins Health Services
Wellness Resource Center
1200 Schwegler Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Phone: (785) 864-9570

Approved by: 
Chancellor
Approved on: 
Monday, May 4, 2009
Effective on: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Alcohol, Mandatory Education, Mandatory Assessment, AlcoholEdu
Review, Approval & Change History: 

8/4/2015: Revised campus applicability to reflect that this policy applies to students enrolled on the Lawrence campus only.

Created 5/4/09 and approved by the Chancellor 5/4/09. Updated 7/31/09. 7/31/12: Updated to reflect mandatory participation requirements from “All newly enrolled, degree-seeking students under the age of 22” to “All newly enrolled, degree-seeking students under the age of 22 as of August 1st of the academic year” effective July 1, 2009. Updated to lower the age for mandatory participation from “under the age of 22” to “under the age of 21” effective April 8, 2013. 10/27/2014: Updated to reflect the new name for Watkins Health Services (in the Contact information).

Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

Moderation History

Updated: October 28, 2016 - 08:04

Log message: Edited by l736h088@ku.edu. added a link to the info page at http://alcohol.ku.edu/alcohol-education-online-course

Updated: October 27, 2016 - 16:46

Log message: Edited by l736h088@ku.edu. added a link to the info page at http://alcohol.ku.edu/alcohol-education-online-course

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