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Frequently Asked Questions


Fall first-year students: 4th Friday of the first term

Spring first-year students: 4th Friday of the first term

Summer first-year students:  3rd Friday of the first term

Student Conduct will set a registration hold preventing all future registration-related actions by the student (see examples below):

  • Intersession enrollment
  • Subsequent Spring, Summer and Fall term enrollment
  • Transcript requests

The alcohol education is mandatory for transfer students if they are 22 years of age and younger and it is their first semester at OU.

Previous alcohol education trainings and courses completed at other universities do not exempt transfer students age 22 and younger from having to complete OU's mandatory alcohol education.

Yes! The University Counseling Center is staffed with a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC) with whom students can voluntarily meet in-person to have their drinking and other drug behaviors assessed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo program is an online alternative to the in-person session and consists of an interactive web survey allowing university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive personalized feedback about their use of alcohol. The online assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. Watch the video below for further details or click on the e-CheckUpToGo link above to begin the interactive web survey.  

Students in violation of the alcohol policy who are mandated by Student Conduct to complete a Strike One session should use the online session scheduling form which is found on this website within the "Strike One Scheduling" tab located on the left-hand navigation bar. If students do not have access to a computer at the time of scheduling, then they can call the Comprehensive Alcohol Program office at 405-325-2255. 

Students in violation of the university alcohol policy sign a settlement agreement with Student Conduct which describes all required actions to take. Students receive a hard copy and are emailed a copy after it is signed.

Students in violation of the alcohol policy who are mandated by Student Conduct to complete the series of Strike Two sessions should contact the University Counseling Center at 405-325-2911 or inquire in person (Goddard Health Center; 620 Elm, Room 201)

All Peer Educators employed within OU Health Promotion will be paid $10 per 1-hour session and facilitate from 1-4 sessions per week for the first 4-5 weeks of the Fall semester. 

Most definitely! Many of our Peer Educators hold other jobs and volunteer assignments and are active in student and community organizations both on and off campus. 

Yes, the CAP staff conducts a mandatory training in mid to late August just before the Fall semester begins. 

Yes!  You can download a free BAC calculator app from iTunes. There are also companies selling affordable breathalizers to use before you decide to drive. You should always know your BAC if you've been drinking and intend to drive afterward. Don't forget the national legal limit is .08!

If you or someone you care about uses opioids, overdose is possible. OU Southwest Prevention Center facilitates provides free Naloxone (Narcan) kits. Obtaining the kit involves receiving instructions on how to use naloxone on yourself or others and requires completing a brief, anonymous survey.

Yes, OU Health Promotion offers Peer-Educator facilitated Generation Rx trainings which teach safe medication practices for life. Click on our presentation requests link to schedule a session for your organization, club, class, study group, etc.