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AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

Welcome, Healthy Pokes!

As part of UW's comprehensive approach to alcohol, sexual assault, and relationship violence prevention education, the University of Wyoming is requiring all first-year students and transfer students with less than 60 credits to complete AlcoholEdu Primary and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU). These are online, non-opinionated educational programs that are used on almost 1,500 campuses nationwide.

Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and will help you to reflect on and consider college drinking related issues. SAPU will provide you with information about healthy relationships, the importance of consent, how to help a friend, and the many ways you can help create the safe, positive campus you want to be a part of.

We recognize that talking about sexual violence can be difficult, and want to acknowledge that some of you may have had personal experiences with sexual assault or relationship violence. If taking this course is difficult or charging for you, please know there are resources on campus to support you, even prior to your arrival to campus. If you are a survivor and need someone to talk to, please contact the SAFE Project at 307-766-3434 or email For their 24 hour hotline call 307-745-3556.

For any questions or concerns related to fulfilling this requirement, please contact the HOPES Program at or 307-766-6776.

Key Dates to Remember

Fall 2021 Incoming Students

You will receive an email from UW through Everfi inviting you to complete each course when the courses open.

  • Part 1 of AlcoholEdu and SAPU will open Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Part 1 of BOTH courses are due Friday, August 20, 2021 by midnight

  • Part 2 of BOTH courses are due Friday, October 15, 2021 by midnight

*Part 2 of each course will open 45 days after you complete Part 1 of each course.

Spring 2021

If you have a registration hold on your account due to missing the below deadlines and you have now completed the courses, you must contact the HOPES Program stating you have completed both courses and include your W#.

  • Part 1 of AlcoholEdu and SAPU was due January 20, 2021

  • Part 2 of AlcoholEdu and SAPU was due March 19, 2021


If you miss the deadlines, a registration hold will be place on your student account. You will still be able to access and take the courses after this time, but there may be delays in removing your hold. Holds are manually removed and therefore, you must contact the HOPES program at or 307-766-6776, stating you have completed the requirements as well as providing your W#.

Note: There is a 45 day intermission between Part 1 and 2. Finishing Part 1 as soon as possible will impact your completion date for Part 2 for each course.

IMPORTANT: Incoming Fall 2021 students will be notified on July 19th with instructions to access these courses. Until then, incoming students will not have access to the courses.

1. Login to your WyoWeb account by going to and click "Students." When returning to the courses at a later date, you will repeat steps 1-3.

2. On the left-hand side, you will find your "Checklist" and "To-Do list." If you are required to take both AlcoholEdu and SAPU, the link to these programs will be in your "Checklist." For all other students, the link to SAPU will be found in your "To-Do List."

3. Either link will lead you to a description of the courses and link to the Everfi website which hosts the courses.

4. The Everfi website utilizes single sign-on, meaning that your username and password are the same as your UW username and password.

5. Once you have logged in to your account, you will be taken to a dashboard with both AlcoholEdu and SAPU as options to begin. PLEASE NOTE: AlcoholEdu and SAPU are SEPARATE courses. You can actively toggle between courses using the dashboard. Please ensure that you complete BOTH in their entirety.

PLEASE NOTE: AlcoholEDU and SAPU are SEPARATE courses. You can actively toggle between courses using the dashboard. Please ensure that you complete BOTH in their entirety.

6. When you are complete with each course, the modules should show 100% complete.DO NOT log out until you click the "Next" button or you will have to repeat the section you have just gone through.

7. Since there are two parts of both programs, the "Checklist" will not reflect a green checkmark until Part 2 is completed. Since these courses are hosted on a site outside of the UW system, there can be a delay in reflecting the changes on WyoWeb. For any questions, please contact the HOPES Program at or 307-766-6776.

All incoming first year and transfer students with less than 60 full credit hours.

Nontraditional students who fall within these parameters are still required to complete the courses. If you believe you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact the HOPES Program to inquire further.

If you are assigned the courses and you have 60 or more transfer credits, are a graduate student, completing your second bachelor's degree, or faculty/staff taking additional courses, please contact the HOPES Program at or 307-766-6776 as you are exempt from taking the courses.

If you have completed AlcoholEdu at another institution, send verification to the HOPES Program. Acceptable materials include confirmation emails of completion from Everfi or a screenshot of your previous Everfi dashboard showing you have completed the course. If you are unable to gather this information, try contacting the person who oversees these courses at your previous institution to see if they have any records. If materials cannot be verified, you will need to retake the course. *This also applies if you completed the SAPU course any time after August 14, 2020.

If you have completed SAPU at another institution (but before August 14, 2020), you will need to retake the course. The Department of Education passed new Title IX regulations that took effect on August 14, 2020. In response, SAPU has been updated to incorporate the new Title IX regulations.

  • Part 1 of AlcoholEdu will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. You must pass the final exam with a 70% or higher to get credit for this course. If you receive less than 70%, you will need to retake the final exam.

  • Part 1 of SAPU will take approximately 1 hour to complete

  • Part 2 of both courses will take approximately 15 minutes each to complete.

You may take the course in multiple sittings, but make sure to click on the "next" button after completing a section before logging out. If you do not progress to the next section first, you will have to repeat the previous section.

Please note that failure to complete AlcoholEdu and SAPU with a passing grade by the specified deadlines will result in a registration hold being placed on your account.

The AlcoholEdu course will include surveys about your personal health behaviors to help personalize your experience and measure students' alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; UW will only receive information about the student body as a whole and never your individual answers as a student. This is also true about SAPU.

Yes. Not only does AlcoholEdu provide general information about alcohol and other drugs, it also provides helpful information about what you can do as an active bystander. It is important that all UW community members feel equipped to look out for one another to create a safe environment. The course also provides you with essential campus resources and policies.

Our recent data from the 2020-2021 academic year suggests that students are positively impacted with 94% reporting that AlcoholEdu prepared them to “make responsible decisions about drinking.” In addition more students expressed positive behavioral intentions such as avoiding drinking games, pacing drinks, and reducing frequency of drinking after going through the program. Furthermore, we have seen the amount of high-risk drinkers decrease from 32% in 2008 (the year AlcoholEdu was first implemented) to 10% in 2020.

In regards to SAPU, majority (84%) of students agree that SAPU “helped them identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships” and 85% agree that SAPU “provided me with skills to better support someone who has experienced sexual assault.”


Here are a few things to try if you run into problems:

  • Try the program in a different browser (if you are using Internet Explorer, try Firefox, Chrome, or Safari instead).

  • Try clearing the cache.

  • Make sure you are not running anything else on your computer like music, video streaming, and/or instant messaging at the same time your are taking AlcoholEdu or SAPU.

  • Try a wired Internet connection or try a different Internet connection.

  • If you cannot see the "NEXT" button, try zooming out. On a PC: Control + 0. On a Mac: Command + 0.

If you have tried the above suggestions and are still experiencing a technical issue, use the "help" button in the Everfi courses or visit the Everfi support website to access troubleshooting tips, open a web ticket, or contact the customer support team via chat or phone at 1-866-384-9062. Live support from customer support team members is available Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 8:00 pm EST.

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