AlcoholEdu for College

As you may already know, Potomac State College of WVU has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the country. Each year over 750,000 students complete these courses.

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, Potomac State College expects you to complete AlcoholEdu.This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Potomac State College and beyond.

Every new incoming student (including transfer students), under the age of 21, must complete this course. You are encouraged to finish a portion of it before you arrive on campus in August.

If you do not complete AlcoholEdu on schedule, you will be fined.  $25 will be charged to your student account if you don’t finish Part 1 by September 6, 2016.  $25 will be charged to your student account if you don’t finish Part 2 by October 31, 2016.  If you don’t complete Part 1 at all, you will be charged $50.  You must also pass the online exam after Part 1 with a score of 75% or higher by October 31, 2016.

AlcoholEdu will be available starting August 2, 2016 by logging onto: https://shib.everfi.net/login/default.aspx?id=pscwvualcedu

Do not make the mistake of completing WVU’s version of AlcoholEdu if you happen to login to WVU’s AlcoholEdu link on their Website.

Please read the following very carefully:

To fulfill Potomac State College’s requirement:

  • Always sign in at: https://shib.everfi.net/login/default.aspx?id=pscwvualcedu.
  • You will then submit your username and a password. Your username is your WVU MyID credentials-the same one you use to access your MIX e-mail account.
  • If you have not activated your WVU Login, please go to https://login.wvu.edu/  and click on Claim Account
  • You may log in and out of the course at the end of each section. Section ends are marked with a “Next” button. Don’t log out until you click the “Next” button or you will lose what you have finished and you will have to repeat the section you have just gone through
  • When you return, log in as a Returning User and enter your WVU ID Login credentials that you used when you first logged into the course
  • Complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu by September 2, 2016
  • After 45 days you will receive an invitation in your email to complete Part 2 of AlcoholEdu which must be completed by October 28, 2016
  • You must also take the online exam after Part 1 and pass it with a score of 75% or higher by October 28, 2016.  You may take the exam as many times as needed in order to pass it.

Please note that the course includes three surveys that 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.

Students need to print their certificate of successful completion and keep it for their records.

Last year there was a lot of confusion about Part 2.  Students thought they could just log right in and do it, but it’s not available until approximately 45 days after Part 1 is completed.  You will receive an email reminder to let you know when it is available.

AlcoholEdu is not the same thing as the Transit program.  Doing one of them does not satisfy both.  You must do AlcoholEdu AND Transit Financial Wellness.

Technical Problems:

  • If you have any technical problems with logging into the AlcoholEdu system using your WVU ID credentials, please contact WVU’s Information Technology Service Help Desk at 304-293-4444 or by email at ITSHelp@mail.wvu.edu
  • If you experience any other technical problems within the course, EverFi support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course or by calling 866-384-9062.

Other Important Information:

You will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. (Check your local library for free computer and Internet access. Also, businesses in your town may offer free Wi-Fi such as: Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and McDonalds. Computers are available at PSC in the Library when you arrive in August.)

To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.

You may take the course in multiple sittings.

The course include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; Potomac State College will only receive information about the participant group as a whole and will never see individual answers.

If you have completed AlcoholEdu at another College (including WVU or WVU Tech) you must complete it for PSC as well.

For Parents:

As the parent or guardian of a new Potomac State College of WVU student, you are an important part of your student’s undergraduate career. We value the partnership we are entering into with you in the education of your student and we are committed to devoting time, energy and care to this relationship.

Please take a moment and visit the following link http://everfi.com/alcoholeduforparents/to familiarize yourself with AlcoholEdu program; this program will help you have a conversation about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your student makes related to alcohol use.