AlcoholEdu and Western Washington University

Western Washington University is dedicated to creating and sustaining a safe environment where every student can be successful. We recognize that discussing the issue of alcohol abuse openly and dispelling the many myths about college drinking are key components in prevention, equally as important as empowering bystanders to recognize potentially harmful situations and take action.

The AlcoholEdu training is intended to help you learn more about reducing risks associated with drinking and increasing safety for yourself and others, as you play an important role in keeping our campus and community safe. Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol, recognize potentially risky situations, and equip you with the skills to foster a safe environment for yourself and others. It takes a close look at realistic situations and options that help reduce risks, and empowers bystanders to act in situations of concern.

This training is an option for students who want to learn more information about these topics. Western is deeply committed to the greatest health, well-being, and safety of all our students. We hope you find the training valuable.

Please note, Western has partnered with EverFi, the company that developed AlcoholEdu to provide students with this optional training.

To access AlcoholEdu, click the link for the AlcoholEdu Online Training:

You can also find this link within your My Western portal.  Click on the Student tab, scroll down to “Health,” and click the link for the AlcoholEdu Online Training.

There are two parts to the AlcoholEdu training with a 30-day break between the two sections.  Part 1 will take about 1.5 hours to complete and includes an Initial Survey, Course Modules 1-6, and an End of Modules Survey.  Thirty days after completing Part 1 you will receive an email with instructions to log into your EverFi dashboard, access AlcoholEdu and complete Part 2, one follow-up module and a brief follow-up survey.

Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use the most up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox (avoid Internet Explorer).
  • You may complete the course in multiple sittings.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; Western will only receive information about the participating student group as a whole and will never see individual student responses. You may also skip any survey question you do not wish to answer, and still complete the remainder of the training.
  • Technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the training.

AlcoholEdu Resources

WWU's Alcohol and Drug Consultation and Assessment Services (ADCAS)

Old Main 560C, (360) 650-6865; ADCAS is a confidential, professional service for Western Students who want assistance or information regarding their own use or someone else’s use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. ADCAS services are designed to assist students in making their own informed choices about alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use and related risks (personal, physical, social, academic and legal) so they can enjoy their college experience, maximize academic success, and minimize unwanted and unintended consequences.

WWU's Policy Concerning Alcohol and Other Drugs

For Western’s policy on alcohol and other drugs, disciplinary sanctions related to alcohol/drug policy violations, and local, state and federal liquor and drug laws please see visit the Alcohol and Other Drug Information page within WWU's Enrollment and Student Services website.

The WWU Security and Fire Safety Report contains campus crime statistics for arrests for drug-related and liquor law violations, and disciplinary referral data for drug and alcohol-related University policy violations, as well as health risks associated with alcohol/drug use.

WWU Student Rights and Responsibilities Code

See the Student Rights and Responsibilities code for a detailed description of WWU regulations regarding illegal possession and/or use of alcohol and drugs. WAC 516-21-130 Illegal Possession and/or Use of Alcohol WAC 516-21-140 Illegal Possession and/or Use of Drugs

Western Washington University Residences' Residential Community Standards

The University Residences website has detailed information about community expectations and regulations regarding the possession of alcohol and other drugs.

Page Updated 04.08.2016