Office of Student Life

Ohio State's Community Wellness Education

Ohio State’s Community Wellness Education consists of 3 online modules as a part of our commitment to well-being around alcohol, prescription drugs and mental well-being. While you may not choose to use alcohol or other substances during your time as a college student, it is important to know the information provided in the modules to contribute to our campus community and the well-being of all of those around you. The program's goals are to ensure that you have the information you need to make well-informed decisions about your well-being throughout your time at Ohio State and beyond.  

These courses will be accessible through your BuckeyeLearn account, and will show up as a To Do List item on your BuckeyeLink. Simply click the To Do List item to complete the training. These trainings are specifically for all undergraduate students in their first year at Ohio State.

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AlcoholEDU: This course will measure your perceptions about alcohol use and misuse when you arrive on campus, and then again after you have been on campus for several weeks. AlcoholEdu uses research-backed information to encourage students to make safer decisions with alcohol and other drugs, prepare students to respond to risky situations related to substance use, and equips students with resources on campus related to substance use and recovery to ultimately help students reach their personal and academic goals. The training consists of two parts. The second part is issued 45 days following completion of the first part. 

Prescription Drug Safety: This is a 30-minute online prevention education module required for all first year and transfer students. This module provides education about understanding prescriptions, recognizing an overdose, stress management, practicing refusal strategies, and supporting a friend. This module includes campus polices and resources related to prescription drug safety. 

Mental Wellbeing: This course is required for all new first year and transfer students of Ohio State. This 45-minute module provides students with essential skills and information to navigate the stressors and emotional challenges associated with college life. Students will learn ways to practice self-care, recognize when they or their peers are in distress, and take action to find additional support. 


How to Complete the Trainings 

Your Training Assignments: If you’re an incoming first-year or transfer undergraduate student, you will get an email reminding you to complete your Community Wellness Education modules. As you enroll, your Community Education Modules will be added to your To Do List on BuckeyeLink.

How to Access Your Trainings: You will receive an emailand login link to complete your training. You may also access your training directly through your BuckeyeLink To Do List. The Community Wellness Education curriculum will be available as you enroll. 

Part 2 of AlcoholEdu will be available to you 45 days after you complete Part 1. Part Two consists of only a survey and is not required; however, it is an important piece of the program to ensure that Ohio State is increasing the program’s effectiveness. After you have completed the curriculum, your Buckeyelink checklist will automatically be updated to reflect completion.  

Please give 24-48 hours after completing your training for them to be removed from your checklist. 


Tips for Taking the Trainings 

  • Take the training in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge. Trainings do not work on Internet Explorer. 
  • Find accessibility features by selecting “accessibility mode” in the training. 
  • Remember, your answers to the survey questions are private. Responses to the questions cannot be traced back to you and Ohio State does not see students’ individual answers. 
  • You can save your progress and come back later. Each training section ends with a “Next” button. Click this button before you close the browser to avoid repeating a section the next time you log in. 
  • Take care of yourself while you are taking the training including taking time for breaks and finding the best environment that fits your personal needs, whether that's somewhere private or in close contact with others. 


Help & Technical Support 

Most technical issues can be fixed through the following:

  • Update your internet browser.
  • Try a different internet browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge are recommended. Trainings do not work on Internet Explorer.
  • Clearing your cache.
  • Allow 3rd party cookies
  • If you are stuck within the training, your screen may be zoomed in too much – causing you to miss the prompt or navigation button. To zoom out on a PC or Chromebook, hit “control 0 (zero). On a Mac, hit “command 0 (zero)”.

If the steps listed above don’t fix your technical issues, contact the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or through Self Service.