As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, Spartanburg Methodist College 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 700,000 students complete these courses.
Spartanburg Methodist College requires each member of the first-year class to complete two courses through Everfi. These online courses, AlcoholEdu for College and Haven, will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. Your login directions and additional details are included in this communication.
AlcoholEdu for College is a non-opinionated alcohol prevention program. Used on over 500 campuses nationwide, the course uses science-based research to educate students about alcohol and its effects. Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu for College will help you develop skills to better cope with the drinking behavior of your peers.
Haven educates students about the elements of healthy relationships, the importance of sexual consent, and the role of bystanders in creating safe, healthy communities.
Each course has two sections. The first part will be completed within the first three weeks of the semester;
Part 1 must be completed by September 15th.
It will take approximately 1.5-2.5 hours to complete and consists of the following:
• A pre-survey.
• A pre-test of your alcohol knowledge
• The educational course
• An exam, which you must pass with a score of at least 75%; and
• A post-survey.
Part 2 must be completed by November 10th.
You will receive instructions on how to complete this in your SMC 101 class. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and consists of the following:
• Updated alcohol information;
• A short video; and
• A final survey
Other Important Information about completing the course:
• 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 courses 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.
Completion of AlcoholEdu and Haven are required as part of your SMC 101 course. All information that you provide is confidential.
You must have a computer with an internet connection and audio. If you do not have your own computer, the College provides computing resources at the following locations: Burgess Library and the Student Computer Lab in the basement of the Walker Building.
Incoming SMC students will be given their log-in information in their first SMC 101 class on Friday, August 26th. If you have questions, please contact Kim Caton, the interim AlcoholEdu Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course.
SMC welcomes your involvement in the AlcoholEdu program and invites you to participate in it along with your student. We encourage all parents to take the course and to talk with your student about the information provided and what they have learned from the course. We hope that this will be a valuable resource to you and your student as they enter college.
To participate in the parents’ course:
- Go to http://college.alcoholedu.com
- Enter the login ID: P218821PARENT
- Click “Sign Up”
- Create your personal AlcoholEdu account and a password on the registration page
- The system allows you to log out at the end of each section. Your answers will not be saved if you do not click the “Next” button prior to logging out.
- To return to the course, you will log in as a Returning User and enter the same email address and the password you created
***For any additional questions about AlcoholEdu, please contact Kim Caton, the interim AlcoholEdu Administrator, at email@example.com.