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Substance Abuse Prevention and Education


AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

If you are a new student, you are required to take our alcohol education course and our sexual assault education course before you can register for classes.

Start AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

Log in to Self-Service Carolina to begin the AlcoholEdu substance use education course and the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates education course.

 

Deadlines

Avoid having a hold placed on your account by making sure you complete both steps of these courses by the deadline. Until these steps are complete, you will be unable to register for classes.

Fall 2018

August 23: AlcoholEdu Part 1 and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates Part 1 complete
October 23: AlcoholEdu Part 2 and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates Part 2 complete


Do I need to take AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates?

Yes if:

  • this is your first semester at USC Columbia.
  • you are a new undergraduate, transfer, change-of-campus, Gamecock Gateway or international student.

 

AlcoholEdu

What is it?

An online alcohol assessment measuring your perceptions as a student about alcohol use and abuse before you arrive on campus, and then again after you've been on campus for several weeks.

This course is mandatory for all new students. You will need to complete Part One and Part Two before registering for classes.

How long will it take?

You will complete the course in two parts, one before you start school and one after you've been on campus for several weeks.

Part One

The first part takes about two hours to complete. You can complete the course in one or several sittings.

Part Two

After a 30- to 45-day waiting period, you'll complete the second part of AlcoholEdu. It takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Is a passing score required?

Yes, for Part One, you will need a score of 80 percent or higher. Part Two is scored by completion.

Does AlcoholEdu fulfill my GreekLifeEdu requirement?

No. If you're in a fraternity or sorority, you'll need to complete both AlcoholEdu and GreekLifeEdu. 

Can parents take AlcoholEdu?

Yes. Parents have access to an introduction and an overview of the AlcoholEdu course.

Demo AlcoholEdu

  1. Click “Register” to create a new demo account.
  2. Under Student/Learner, enter Registration Code: PSNS
  3. Click “Next” and complete registration.
  4. Click “Get Started” to enter course.

 

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

What is it?

An online course that presents realistic and interactive skill-building scenarios to help train USC students about sexual assault, in accordance with federal mandates.

How long will it take?

You will complete the course in two parts, one before you start school and one after you've been on campus for several weeks.

Part One

The first part takes about about one hour to complete. You can complete the course in one or several sittings.

Part Two

After a 30- to 45-day waiting period, you'll complete part two. The second part takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Is a passing score required?

No, this course is not scored. If you complete parts one and two, you will complete the course.

Can parents take the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates course?

Yes, parents can view a demo of the course.

Demo

  1. Click “Register” to create a new demo account.
  2. Under Student/Learner, enter Registration Code: sapudemo
  3. Click “Next” and complete registration.
  4. Click “Get Started” to enter course.

 

Holds After Completing a Course

After Part One of Either Course

If you complete Part One after the Part Two deadline, you must email sape@sc.edu to have your hold lifted for 45 days while you are in the intersession.

After Part Two of Either Course

The hold will remove itself within 24 hours. This may mean you will have to wait to register for classes.

 

Troubleshooting

Trouble Accessing AlcoholEdu or Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

Contact the Help Desk if you're having trouble getting into a course from your Self-Service Carolina account. Email helpdesk@sc.edu or call 803-777-1800.

Issues with the AlcoholEdu Website

The "Help" button in the upper right-hand corner of every course screen will take you to 24/7 online support. 

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