Alcohol edu & Haven

Why Alcohol and Sexual Violence Education?

Babson is invested in the development of future business leaders and global citizens who demonstrate respect and compassion for their peers through a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Alcohol a significant issue for students in both high school and college, and a presence throughout our lives. While drinking under 21 years of age is illegal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we realize that many students will choose to drink before they turn 21. Because high-risk drinking affects academic, interpersonal, social, and residential life in significant ways, we continue to direct extensive effort toward preventing high-risk drinking and substance abuse at Babson College. 

AlcoholEdu is a comprehensive Web-based educational course that provides critical information about alcohol and its effects on the developing brain and body. Its interactive platform is designed to help you make well-informed decisions about alcohol and to assist you in dealing with the drinking behavior of your peers, whether or not you personally choose to drink. The course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Babson is committed to the prevention of all forms of interpersonal violence, and Haven is designed to address the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. These are issues that affect college students in the United States and throughout the world. Haven is designed to address the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

About This Requirement

All incoming students, including first year, GAP, transfer and exchange students, are required to complete both AlcoholEdu and Haven before arriving on campus.

To ensure a 100% completion rate, we will track compliance, alongside the Office of Community Standards, and follow-up with those students who do not fulfill this requirement. A hold may be placed on any student's account who has not completed both courses, preventing them from registering for classes, adding/dropping courses, and/or participating in the housing lottery. If a student has already registered for classes and/or received their housing assignment, the Office of Community Standards may drop them from their classes and/or cancel their housing agreement. Additionally, this type of hold indicates that one is not in good standing with the College, which may result in a loss of various College-related privileges including, but not limited to, receiving one's grades, being cleared to graduate, being eligible to serve in leadership positions, and participating in study abroad/off-shore courses. A notification of non-compliance will be issued to students who do not complete the program and will be placed in their file.

Please note that the data we collect from responses to the program is anonymous and strictly confidential.  We can only access aggregate data and thus, cannot view identified, individual responses. 

Important Dates

Incoming students arriving in Fall, 2017, may access AlcoholEdu and Haven online on or after Monday, July 31, 2017.

AlcoholEdu & Haven courses (Part 1) must be completed by Thursday, August 24, 2017.

AlcoholEdu & Haven follow-up surveys (Part 2) must be completed by Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Login Instructions

To take the course you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer at home, you may use any publicly available computer with internet access.

New and incoming students can check their email for detailed login instructions, or email wellness@babson.edu for assistance.

Students may log in and out of the course at any point in time. Upon future visits you will enter as a Returning User by clicking "Log in" on the upper right-hand part of the screen and entering your username and password.

Accessing 24/7 Technical Support

Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the AlcoholEdu and Haven Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click the "Help" button located on the bottom of every screen. Select the option that says "Higher Education Student Support." You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center.

Parent and Family Resources

Because students consistently identify families as a primary source of health information, we hope to enlist your support in our efforts to combat alcohol abuse and sexual violence. We are able to provide additional resources designed to support conversations with your student about these important topics.

AlcoholEdu Resources for Parents and Families

Haven Resources for Parents and Families

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I am a transfer student, do I need to take AlcoholEdu/Haven?

A: Yes.

Q:  But I took AlcoholEdu/Haven or a similar program at my previous institution. Doesn't that satisfy the requirement?

A: Transfer students are still required to take AlcoholEdu/Haven at Babson even if they've taken a similar course at their previous institution. Babson's AlcoholEdu & Haven programs have information and resources specific to Babson that are important for transfer students to learn.

Q: I don't drink/my religion prohibits drinking. Do I still need to complete AlcoholEdu?

A: All new Babson students need to complete the course. Even if one does not drink, they may still be impacted by alcohol use in the college environment. AlcoholEdu provides personalized paths through the curriculum so if one doesn't drink, they will receive support and specific information tailored to their choice. AlcoholEdu will also provide students with important information regarding coping with potential drinking behavior of their peers and intervening to help someone in the event of an alcohol-related medical emergency.

Q: I am over the age of 21/a non-traditional-aged student. Do I stil need to complete AlcoholEdu?

A: Yes. Even if you are familiar with the effects and risks of alcohol, the course will be a nice refresher (and you may even learn something new!) AlcoholEdu also provides information and resources specific to Babson that are important for every student to know, regardless of age.

Q:  AlcoholEdu has an exam that students must pass. What score is considered passing? What should I do if I didn't pass?

A: A score of 75% or higher is required to pass Part 1. Should students not pass, they will be required to re-take the exam until they achieve a passing score and finish the final chapter/survey.