University of Oregon gives freshman alcohol course

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Classes don’t begin for a few weeks, but the first test for the class of 2015 at the University of Oregon is already under way. It’s part of an online course designed to discourage underage and binge drinking.

The Eugene Register-Guard says (http://bit.ly/mWoloH ) the course is called AlcoholEdu for College. It aims to give new students a more accurate view of campus culture and help them make better decisions about alcohol. The course also addresses unwanted sexual behavior, which is often closely tied to alcohol use.

Officials say students could face sanctions if they don’t take the test. Any new student under 21 is included.

The course has two parts, the first taking two hours online. The second comes after students have been on campus for a week or two.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com