AlcoholEdu at Lasell College
Alcohol use is a serious issue in the lives of college students. To help Lasell students become aware and educated about alcohol, Lasell College has joined hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in adopting AlcoholEdu.
AlcoholEdu is a science-based 3-hour course taken by students developed and managed by an independent company called Outside the Classroom. This program is required for every incoming first-year student at Lasell College. The course avoids preaching about alcohol use, but instead educates students about the effects of alcohol. AlcoholEdu is confidential and personalized for each student. Each course includes 5 modules of content, personalized feedback, interactive exercises, and access to a social networking site.
Research has shown that attitudes and beliefs about alcohol use are often influenced during the first six weeks on campus. Surveys from students who completed AlcoholEdu reported much lower negative personal, health, and academic consequences associated with alcohol use.
AlcoholEdu is entirely confidential. The answers go straight into a database and nobody sees any individual answers. In addition to educating incoming students about alcohol, Lasell takes the cumulative information from the student to track alcohol trends and respond to student needs for alcohol intervention and education.