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Alcohol Education

In an effort to provide alcohol prevention education tailored to OU students, the Comprehensive Alcohol & Other Drug Program developed both an online and an in-person alcohol awareness program for all students age 22 and under (this includes transfer students new to the university).* In addition, new member education is required for all students who would like to join a student organization or become a member of Greek Life.  These trainings are designed to inform OU students of university alcohol policy, applied scenarios that students may encounter, and alcohol statistics.  We want OU students to make informed, healthy choices.  Even if you do not personally drink you need to know university policy and how to help if you encounter others consuming alcohol.

* - Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all in-person alcohol and other drug sessions will take place virtually via Zoom. OU has provided all students with a Zoom account.

Mandatory alcohol and other drug education session information will be provided to students through Canvas (canvas.ou.edu). Their virtual Canvas mandatory programs course is non-credit bearing, but particpationg in it will be necessary to access Zoom meeting sign-ups and other pertinent information.

The "Good call." online alcohol awareness course is accessible upon receipt of a student's login credentials (4x4 and password) and must be completed by the fourth Friday of the first semester to avoid registration holds for subsequent terms.  In addition to alcohol policy information, applied scenarios and useful statistics, OU Students Affairs provides supportive messages encouraging students to make smart decisions related to alcohol. Click on the image below to visit the "Good call." website!

All first-year residence hall, commuter and athlete students are required to attend the in-person* sessions which take place during the first 4 weeks of the Fall semester. New Spring admits are also required to complete alcohol and other drug education, which takes place during the first month of the semester.  Weekly sessions are facilitated by trained Peer Educators who are very excited to provide first-year students with updated, useful information on ways to make smarter and safer decisions when it comes to alcohol consumption. The Comprehensive Alcohol & Other Drug Program Peer Educators are a vital part to the health and safety of the OU community! See our Peer Education page for more information.

* - Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all in-person alcohol and other drug sessions will take place virtually via Zoom.  OU has provided all students with a Zoom account.


Mandatory Trainings