AlcoholEdu is an interactive online course mandatory for Southern Miss freshmen. We believe this course will help educate you about the consequences related to alcohol misuse and abuse, how to be a responsible consumer and how to help peers who may abuse alcohol.
The course has two sections, both of which must be completed to fulfill this requirement:
Part 1 of the course takes approximately 1.5-2.5 hours to complete and we recommend that you take it in multiple sittings. This part ends after Survey 2 and the Exam. You must earn a grade of 70 or higher to pass and receive credit for the course. The deadline for finishing Part 1 is August 13,2012.
About 45 Days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2. The deadline to complete Part 2 is October 22, 2012.
Please note that the course includes three surveys that help personalize your experience and measure students’ alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as whole and will never see individual students’ answers.
This course is mandatory for all incoming freshmen. Failure to complete the course will result in a hold on your records meaning you will not be able to register for classes for the Spring Semester.
To take AlcoholEdu, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities.
Directions for beginning the course:
Step 1. You will need your SOAR userid and password issued to you during orientation.
Step 2. Login to SOAR at www.soar.usm.edu *
Step 3. Click on SA Self Service
Step 4. Click on the Student Center page
Step 5. Click on the <AlcoholEdu> link which is at the bottom of the Student Center page.** The first time you enter the AlcoholEdu site you will need to complete the registration form to create an account.
NOTE: You may log in and out of the course 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.
*For problems logging into SOAR or using your SOAR userID and password, contact the Southern Miss Help Desk at 601-266-4357.
Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the AlcoholEdu Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the “Technical Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu for College screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center.