Education Modules for New Students

"We take every part of the UMD experience very seriously, and we are committed to making a difference with our students.  We've implemented a comprehensive prevention program to help our students make the safest, healthiest decisions possible."      

Lendley C. Black


University of Minnesota Duluth

Before they begin their studies at UMD, every new student is required to complete AlcoholEdu for College, a 2-3 hour online course that uses the latest prevention techniques and research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body.  Whether or not your student drinks alcohol, AlcoholEdu for College will empower your student to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help them better cope with the drinking behavior of peers.

Minnesota State Law requires that every incoming student must participate in training on sexual assault prevention. One way our students will receive training is through another online course called Sexual Assault Prevention.

Our partner for providing the online education courses is a company called Vector Solutions. (By the way, Vector Solutions also provides online sexual assault prevention training required for every UMD employee). We’re providing you with a link to a Vector Solutions website that has information for parents of college students.  The site includes downloadable resources to support conversations with your student about these important topics.

Overview of AlcoholEdu (pdf)

Overview of Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (pdf)

For questions about the required education modules, please contact the Office of Student Life.