Alcohol Education Requirement

Welcome, Kenyon College Class of 2018 and Transfer Students!

As a part of Kenyon's ongoing alcohol abuse prevention program, all new students are required to complete a brief alcohol education program. All responses will be kept confidential. Please complete the following quiz after (or while) exploring the "Virtual Campus" on the website.

This survey cannot be saved and completed later; please allow yourself enough time to complete it during one session and remember to hit "submit" at the end of the quiz. It should take 30-45 minutes to complete the entire assignment.

Some users have experienced issues completing the "Virtual Bar" assignment on a Mac computer; please plan to use a windows-based computer for this assignment. If you continue to experience issues, email us at

If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact the Orientation Office at or Mike Durham, Substance Abuse Counselor and Educator, at

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Virtual Bar
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At what BAC level is it illegal for a person of legal age to drive in the state of Ohio?

Enter the Virtual Bar. Explore the impact of several drinks on a 21-year old person of your same gender and weight on an empty stomach. How many drinks and how much time did it take for this person to reach the legal limit in Ohio?

How does this amount change with food, non-alcoholic drinks, and/or rate of consumption (i.e. sip, drink, slam)?

Click on “Friends” at the top of the screen. Choose a friend of different gender and weight and compare his or her BAC level. How does this differ from the previous person?

Kenyon Rules and Regulations
At this time, please open another window to explore Kenyon's Rules and Regulations.

To learn Kenyon's rules and regulations, visit Click the student handbook link and scroll to pages 41-43, where you can read all possible sanctions for violations. What are some of the possible sanctions for an alcohol violation at Kenyon College?

What is the Good Samaritan Policy?

In your opinion, what are two things that students can do on campus to have fun that do not involve alcohol?

Visit the Kenyon College Health and Counseling Center's website at and learn about the Counseling Center's staff and services. Who is available to help with alcohol and substance abuse issues?

Administration Building
At this time, return to the previous page and find the link for the Administrative Building.

Visit the Wellness Center. Name two ways you could turn down a drink.

What are some of the consequences of mixing alcohol and medication (Rx)?

What are some of the best foods to consume when drinking at a party?

Read the entire section “How Much is Too Much” (three pages). What is the good rule of thumb to keep in mind?

Visit “Handling a Medical Emergency.” Name three danger signs of a medical emergency (alcohol poisoning.).

Read the tips for both men and women. List two ways that alcohol affects males and females differently.

Athletes and Alcohol

Indicate two possible problems or consequences of using alcohol during season.

Alcohol & the Brain

How does alcohol affect the frontal lobe?

Student Union

Visit the Commuter Board. List two creative (and sober) things to do to when hosting a fun party to keep people active.

Read through the “Safety Tips.” What does the acronym HALT mean?

OPTIONAL: Personal Audit
Please be honest in your answers. All responses will be kept confidential. Should you have any questions about this section of the questionnaire, please contact Mike Durham, Substance Abuse Counselor and Educator, at

Scoring instructions are provided at the end of this section. Please score your responses. If you scored 8 or more, please consider scheduling an appointment with a substance abuse professional in your area or with Mike Durham after you arrive at Kenyon.

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when drinking?

How often do you have six or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion?

During the past year, how often have you found that you were not able to stop drinking alcohol once you had started?

During the past year, how often have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?

During the past year, how often have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

During the past year, have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?

Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?

Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?

Scoring the audit
Scores for each question range from 0 to 4, with the first response for each question (e.g., "never") scoring 0, the second (e.g., "less than monthly") scoring 1, the third (e.g., "monthly") scoring 2, the fourth (e.g., "weekly") scoring 3, and the last response (e.g., "daily or almost daily") scoring 4.

For the final two questions, which only have three responses, the scoring is 0, 2, and 4.

A score of 8 or more is associated with harmful or hazardous drinking. A score of 13 or more in women and 15 or more in men is likely to indicate alcohol dependence.

Questions? Email Mike Durham, Substance Abuse Counselor and Educator, at

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