At college, there are times to say no. This isn't one of them. AlcoholEDU


Dear New Member of the Red Raider Family,

You have already made many important decisions regarding your education. At Texas Tech you will be making many more. At college, there are times to say no. This isn't one of them. As part of maintaining a safe and healthy community that enhances your ability to learn and make well-informed decisions, Texas Tech requires ALL new students (first-year freshmen and transfer students) to complete AlcoholEdu®, an online, interactive course designed to educate you about alcohol and its effects— both physical and mental. NEW FOR FALL 2015- All new students will also be required to complete the companion course, Haven®, designed to educate you about healthy relationships, relationship violence, and sexual assault.

The AlcoholEdu® and Haven® courses each have two sections. All sections must be completed to fulfill this requirement:

Part 1 of the AlcoholEdu® course takes about 1.5-2 hours to complete. Part 1 of the Haven® courses takes about 45 minutes-1 hour to complete. We recommend that you take these courses in multiple sittings. Both sections ends with an exam and survey. You must earn a grade of 70% or higher to pass the course. Both courses will be available starting July 13, 2015. The deadline for finishing Part 1 of each course is August 14, 2015.

After you have been on campus for a few weeks, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2 of each course. These sections will take about 15 minutes each. You must complete Part 2 for each course by October 19, 2015.

All responses are confidential; Texas Tech University staff will never see individual students' answers. You can feel confident that providing truthful answers – no matter what they are – will not put you at risk in any way.

To take AlcoholEdu® and Haven®, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Please look for further information regarding login instructions beginning July 2015. Welcome to Texas Tech and we look forward to seeing you on campus this fall! If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Simón at 806-742-2110 or


Amy L. Murphy, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Texas Tech University

Kimberly Simón, Ph.D.
RISE Director
Texas Tech University