AlcoholEdu For College

Westfield State University is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide asking every member of their first year class to complete AlcoholEdu – a non-opinionated, science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year. Whether or not you drink, AlcoholEdu empowers students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe.

What is AlcoholEdu for College?

AlcoholEDU offers a confidential, personalized experience for each student.

The course includes:

  • Alcohol-related content featuring videos, blogs, IM chats, comics, and more
  • Helpful tools, like a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) calculator and map of US laws
  • Safe partying strategies and tips for helping a friend

Learn more about AlcoholEdu for college:

Why AlcoholEdu for College?

Surveys from more than 200,000 students who completed AlcoholEdu for College showed the impact of the program.

After taking the course:

  • 75% said AlcoholEdu provided them with helpful information and 66% said it helped them learn new facts about alcohol
  • 77% reported AlcoholEdu prepared them to identify the signs of alcohol poisoning
  • 64% said the information presented about BAC would help guide them in creating a plan for making safe and healthy decisions

AlcoholEDU for College

*Data collected from incoming college freshmen the summer of 2008.

Information for Incoming Students for Fall 2019



Follow the link you received in your University email!


In order to gather necessary and useful data, completion of both courses is requested by 5 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019.  Successful completion of AlcoholEdu requires a passing score of 70.  There will be an anticipated user fee of $100, which will be waived if both courses are completed by October 31, 2018.  If you still have not completed the courses going into the Spring 2019 semester, your registration for Fall 2020 courses will be blocked and your transcripts will be held until such time as you complete both of these courses.


  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the course(s) in multiple sittings.

The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.

Should you experience technical problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course and choose “higher ed” as the course type.

Brian P. Cahillane, MS, JD, LICSW
Associate Director
Counseling Center
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield MA, 01086-1630