Linda Kniess, RN
Director of Health and Wellness Services
(706) 379-5160



As part of our comprehensive alcohol abuse prevention program, YHC requires all new incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu. This includes transfer, international students and commuter students.   This online, science-based course is completed by more than half a million students each year nationwide. Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your peers.


YHC is committed to creating a safe campus for everyone. As part of our comprehensive education program, we require all new incoming students  to complete Haven. This online, science-based course is an introduction to healthy relationships, sexual violence, stalking, and relationship violence, and is used on more than 500 campuses. If you find this module’s content to be personally challenging and would like to speak with someone, consider calling RAINN, a 24-hour national sexual assault hotline, at (800) 656-HOPE.


All survey responses for both courses are confidential.  The College will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will not see any individual answers unless you give permission. All new students are required to complete AlcoholEdu and Haven. Failure to complete both Parts 1 and 2 of each  course will result in a “failure to comply” sanction which includes a $25 fine and the course will still need to be completed. Any student who fails to complete the courses will not be able to register for the next semester’s classes until the requirement is fulfilled.

Transfer students who have already taken AlcoholEdu and Haven at another institution may opt out of taking the course again by presenting proof of previous completion. Contact Linda Kniess, RN, for further details.


  • The courses will be available beginning July 15, 2014. Log in instructions are emailed to students in mid July.
  • Part One of each course must be completed by Aug. 14, 2014.   
  • Part Two will be available 45 days after completion of Part One and must be completed by Oct. 15, 2015.
  • You will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities.  
  • To avoid technical difficulties, please use any major web browser released within the last two years. Google Chrome, Mozilla, Safari or Foxfire are recommended.  Flashplayer 10.0 is also needed.
  • You may take the course in multiple sittings; just remember to hit “next” at the end of each section to save your work.



The  AlcoholEdu technical support center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click on the "Technical Help" button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu for College screen. Live phone support is available at 866-384-9062.


We take every part of the YHC experience very seriously, and we have implemented a comprehensive prevention program to help our students make the safest, healthiest decisions possible.

As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, every new incoming student will be required to take AlcoholEdu for College and pass the course exam. We will be communicating directly with your child regarding the information and instructions he/she needs to complete this course.  Directions for taking AlcoholEdu are sent to all students who are required to take the course in mid July.

AlcoholEdu for Parents is an online program designed to support your conversations about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your child must make in college surrounding alcohol use.

The program includes:

  • A brief introduction and suggestions on the best way to start conversations about alcohol.
  • An overview of the AlcoholEdu for College course structure and key concepts.
  • A demo video that provides you with a overview of the course experience your child will be moving through.
  • Helpful resources, such as tips on talking to your college student about alcohol, fact sheets on alcohol’s effect on the brain, how alcohol impairs learning and memory, and more.

While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents are the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. That’s why we have made AlcoholEdu® for Parents available to you. Your participation is optional. Additional information and Instructions for accessing the parent course are emailed to your student’s YHC email address. You may also click here for the log in directions.

We are confident that AlcoholEdu will help ensure your child’s success at YHC and in the future. If you have any questions on the programming that we at YHC offer, please contact Linda Kniess, RN, for further details.

Health & Wellness Services

Linda Kniess, RN
Director of Health and Wellness Services
(706) 379-5160