Dear Parents,

Welcome to Marshall University!  We understand that sending your child off to college for the first time can be a difficult process. During the next four years, your child will grow and change in large part based on personal interactions and the environment in which he or she is living. We recognize that the culture at Marshall University will have a big impact on your child’s growth.

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

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. Please visit http://www.everfi.com/alcoholeduforparents for access to the extensive resources.

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 (15 min).
  • An overview of the AlcoholEdu for College course structure and key concepts (5 min).
  • Direct access to AlcoholEdu for College, in an easy-to-use format that allows you to navigate freely from chapter to chapter (approx. 3 hours).
  • 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.

We are confident that AlcoholEdu for College will help ensure your child’s success at Marshall and in the future. If you have any questions on the programming that we offer, please feel free to contact our Student Health Education Office at 304-696-4800.