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As the song says: you may have a right to par-tay, but is that always the best decision? A new requirement for incoming University of Oregon first year and transfer students under the age of 21 begins this month. Jennifer Summers, Director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Success at the University explains what AlcoholEdu for College is about: “It's an online prevention-based program to help to learn about life choices and how to make sure that they understand how to create a healthy and safe environment as they come to campus. So we're tying to empower the students here to make well-informed decisions about alcohol. And link their choices about drinking or not drinking to academic and personal success." Summers says the course also deals with sexual assault and abuse, another problem that is closely associated with alcohol abuse.

Students must take the first part of the online course before coming to the campus, and the second part must be completed within 45 days. She adds that failure to do the course has some serious repercussions.
 
 
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