KSU mandates online alcohol education for new students

Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program, starting with the 2010 fall semester.

K-State will be implementing AlcholEdu for College, a nationally based web program. It will be mandatory for all newly enrolled, degree-seeking students on KSU's Manhattan and Salina campuses who are 21 or younger on the first day of class.

"We think effective alcohol prevention programs on campus are critically important," said Pat Bosco, K-State's vice president for student life and dean of students.

AlcoholEdu curriculum is used at more than 500 college and universities nationwide. It integrates prevention strategies and scientific-based findings into a non-opinionated, personalized educational program.

Parents of new KSU students have the option of participating in the program, Bosco said.