Even if you don’t drink, alcohol is a part of college life. Alcohol use and abuse can negatively affect your ability to succeed academically and socially and it can contribute to creating an unsafe campus community.
Consequences of alcohol use on campus include:
Death: 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
Assault: More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted each year by another student who has been drinking.
Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape every year.
Injury: Every year 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.
Academic Problems: About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.
Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.
(Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
Alcohol Abuse & Sexual Assault Prevention Education at JSC
We want you to thrive at JSC! One way we can help you do that is to make sure you are prepared to make informed, intelligent, healthy choices for yourself. To that end, we require all freshman and transfer students to complete two online educational courses prior to arriving in the fall:
- AlcoholEdu for College and
- Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault
AlcoholEdu is an online, alcohol prevention program that provides students the education and knowledge to make safe, informed decision about alcohol use. AlcoholEdu also provides tips and strategies to help students cope with drinking behaviors of peers.
Haven is an online prevention program that explores key issues associated with sexual assault and relationship violence, providing individual feedback to student experiences and perspectives including reflective and personalized content, statistics and definitions, and bystander skills and strategies.
We will share information about enrollment and deadlines for these required online courses with new students via JSC email.
We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you on educating students about the risks associated with alcohol use. We are also aware that parents are often the first line of defense against alcohol misuse. That’s why we are providing additional information to you that will support the conversations you will have with your son or daughter about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your student will need to make at college surrounding alcohol use. The content is available at http://www.everfi.com/alcoholeduforparents