AEdu and Haven FAQ

AlcoholEdu for College and Haven-Understanding Sexual Assault

Fall Quarter 2017 - 11th UCSC Implementation



WHAT are AlcoholEdu (AEdu) and Haven? These two online courses address significant issues of alcohol use, relationship violence, sexual assault, and stalking that impact students, their friends, and families, nationwide.


WHEN is the start date: August 22, 2017: Both courses will appear on the MyUCSC student portal “To Do” list. Throughout that day and evening an email with detailed instructions will roll out to ~4000 entering UCSC students who are required to complete AEdu and Haven.


WHO must complete AEdu and Haven? All entering first year and transfer students who are 24 years of age or younger on the first day of Fall Quarter (9/23/17). Even if you have completed these courses at another school you still need to complete them both for UCSC.


CONFIDENTIALITY: Individual student responses, surveys, and exams remain strictly confidential and cannot be viewed by campus administrators, staff, parents, faculty or others. UCSC receives aggregate data only.


CONTACT the Title IX Office at  for accomodations and/or questions.


WHY does UCSC mandate AEdu & Haven for entering students? These programs address national health problems that affect college students and our community. Prevention education reduces harms associated with drinking such as binging, relationship violence, memory loss, alcohol poisoning, DUI, etc. AEdu and Haven educate students to make well-informed decisions and to create safer, healthier campus environments.


WHAT about students who do not drink alcohol? AEdu takes individuals along distinct tracks based upon their reported drinking behavior. 75% of new students who entered UCSC in Fall 2015 reported not using alcohol in the two weeks prior to beginning AEdu. That said some non-drinkers start to use alcohol after they begin college. For that reason it is important for all students to be informed about issues related to alcohol and how alcohol can impact their safety on campus.


HOW are AEdu and Haven implemented? MyUCSC messaging begins mid-July to coincide with the Dean of Students welcome email with program introduction. Detailed instructions are emailed to entering students on the August 22, 2017 start date. Students can ONLY access AEdu and Haven from MyUCSC. AEdu Part 1 and exam takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Haven normally takes 45-60 minutes. These contain pre and post surveys. Students must earn a grade of 70 or higher to pass AEdu and may retake the exam as needed. The deadline to finish Part 1 of AEdu and Haven is September 14, 2017.

45 days after each student completes Part 1 of either course, an email reminder directs students to return to complete Part 2 (final survey + short module). These take ~20 minutes total. The Final Deadline to complete Part 2 is November 1, 2017 and holds will be placed the following day.


PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot enroll in Winter Qtr. courses until they complete AEdu and Haven. Early enrollment for Winter Qtr. begins November 15, 2017.


HOW do students verify completion? AEdu and Haven will drop off students’ MyUCSC “To Do” lists within 24 hours of completing Part 1, and again after completing Part 2. Enrollment holds placed for AEdu and/or Haven will release automatically within 24 hours of completing Part 2.  

HOW can parents/family members learn more about AEdu and Haven?  Parents do not have access to their student’s course.  Parent course information is available at:


UCSC Faculty and Staff may view a Demo of AEdu and/or Haven. Please contact  for more information.


Gains reported by UCSC students who completed AEdu in Fall 2015:

  • “Helped me establish a plan for responsible decisions around alcohol.” (83%)
  • “Stimulated me to reflect on my personal attitudes and behaviors.” (67%)
  • “Prepared me to identify and/or help someone who has alcohol poisoning.” (85%)
  • “Changed my perceptions of others’ drinking related behaviors.” (69%)


Other UCSC Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) and Sexual Violence prevention programs and initiatives:

  • SIR UCSC students in recovery 
  • Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Prevention Program information is available at
  • Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) offers confidential support and resources to survivors of sexual violence and harassment.
  • New students receive written and verbal information about campus AOD policies and expectations at Residential College orientations.
  • Residential Colleges reinforce community standards, provide prevention education and promote socializing without substances in a robust series of programs scheduled during the first 6 weeks of the fall term and continuing throughout the academic year.
  • Campus Conduct Officers meet with students who violate AOD policy to clarify obligations under the housing contract and provide guidance and resources in support of students' academic goals and successful engagement in campus life.  
  • Title IX Office provides campus wide training to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Title IX Office enforces the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.
  • Residential Managers, UCSC Police, and Campus Safety Officers enforce policies to restrict access and curb AOD use.
  • Campus and local police increase enforcement during the first 6 weeks of the fall term with a focus on party patrols, DUI saturation patrols, and alcohol sales compliance checks.
  • Student Health Outreach and Promotion SHOP collaborates with campus and community partners to deter higher risk AOD behavior in a fall quarter campaign. One focus is educating students who live off-campus about holding smaller, safer social gatherings.
  • SHOP makes educational sanctions available for use by campus Conduct Officers when students violate AOD policies.
  • SHOP provides Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and referral resources.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provide clinical evaluations, counseling, and referral resources.