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All incoming new students are expected to complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu (Chapters 1-3 as well as two surveys and and two knowledge tests) prior to arriving on campus in August. Current students who have been referred by the Office of Conduct may link to AlcoholEdu from this page. Anyone with an Onyen login who is interested in taking AlcoholEdu may also access it from this page.

As you probably know, alcohol is a significant issue in the lives of students in both high school and college and throughout life. Although you and your new classmates come from many different backgrounds – and with a variety of beliefs about and experiences with alcohol – it is likely that, whether or not you choose to drink, you know someone who does.  We want every student joining the Carolina community to have an appropriate and accurate understanding of alcohol and alcohol abuse.  Because of this, UNC Chapel Hill supports efforts to combat high-risk drinking and alcohol abuse on our campus. UNC Chapel Hill has joined with many top schools in adopting and implementing AlcoholEdu for College as a part of Carolina’s alcohol education and prevention initiatives. 

Please note that the course includes three surveys that offer you feedback on your alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors.  All survey responses are strictly confidential – no one except you will be able to see what you reported.  The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole.  Your participation in the surveys is entirely voluntary and you will not be penalized for nonparticipation.  If you would prefer not to answer some or all of these questions, you can choose to leave them blank, but we hope you’ll answer all questions as completely as you can. The information you provide will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the course.  Once you respond to the survey, you will not have the opportunity to delete the information from the AlcoholEdu database at any future time.

Using AlcoholEdu

\ AlcoholEdu takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete and we encourage you to take it in more than one sitting.

  • To use the course, click here. You'll need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. 
  • Enter your Onyen and password (if you need to retrieve this information, visit the Onyen Services page).
  • That's it!  You're in the course and will be prompted for a few more items before you begin.

If you have any non-technical questions, you can email  For technical help, click the "technical help" button on the AlcoholEdu site.