eCheckup for Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco

eCheckup Trainings – Is now available for Tufts students to complete.

You must complete all three eCheckup modules (alcohol, cannabis and nicotine) by August 15, 2022.

You will find the links to the eCheckup trainings at the bottom of your "About Me" section in the SIS Student Portal. To complete this program and verify that you completed the program, do so by clicking the button labeled Verify Completion of Your eCheckup to Go at the end of the eCheckup module feedback page. If you forget to "Verify" you can go to the Resources Tab at the end of each module to complete the verification and will receive an electronic verification of completion. 

eCheckup Training – Will announce when available. If you have any questions, please contact Ian L. Wong, MSPH, Director Health Promotion and Prevention.

During your time at Tufts, you will be introduced to new values, standards, and guidelines that will help you successfully navigate your college experience. You will be challenged in new situations-some that may involve alcohol or drugs. The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention is here to help you make the safest, healthiest decisions possible.

The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention provides resources related to alcohol and drugs, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, among others. It is our goal to promote lifelong healthy behaviors to enhance your success during your time at Tufts.  

If you identify as a person in recovery from alcohol or drugs, please visit our resource page. We are committed to helping students in recovery through a network of supports and resources throughout campus and in the local community.  

If you participated in SAAD, MADD, or other health peer groups at your high school or former school and are interested in being a member of Tufts University's Peer Health Group, please contact us at tuftshealthyherd@tufts.edu.

Tufts offers eCheckup training for all of its students. It is required for all incoming students. The eCheckup training provides awareness and alcohol abuse prevention training, safe drinking tips for students, and information about cannabis and tobacco. The interactive online program uses the latest evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging user experience, inspiring students to make healthier decisions related to alcohol and other drugs. Incoming students must complete the following eCheckup To GO modules:

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Tobacco

Note: you do not need to complete the Sexual Violence Prevention module.

The alcohol course includes tailored content that will:

  • Engage you with customized messaging depending on if you are an abstainer, light to moderate drinker, or frequent drinker
  • Educate you on the mental and physical effects of alcohol
  • Prepare you to engage in bystander intervention around high-risk situations involving alcohol

An individual student’s information in the self-assessments part of the modules is confidential and stored at eCheckup. Tufts does not collect those individual student responses. To help Tufts with evaluating our programs, eCheckup provides us with aggregated responses that do not identify any student. Separately, we do verify that all incoming students have completed all required sections.

Important:  To receive credit for the training, be certain you continue to the end of each of the three modules. You are required to provide verification that you completed each module. You can do so by clicking the button labeled Verify Completion of Your eCHECKUP TO GO at the end of each module. The information you provide to verify completion is stored separately from the other information you provide when you answer the modules’ self-assessment questions.

You are asked to complete a verification for each module only once. We hope you will return to the modules many times as a tool to get feedback about your use of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco.

If you are a transfer student, you may have completed a similar program at your former institution. We encourage you to complete the self-assessments again. Tufts will, however, accept completion of the eCheckup or equivalent program from your former institution within the last two academic years. You must provide proof of successful completion of the course from the appropriate person (Wellness or Health Educator, Alcohol and Other Drug Coordinator, etc.) from your former school to the Department of Health Promotion and Prevention at tuftshealthyherd@tufts.edu.

The eCheckup training is required for all incoming students, and provides awareness and alcohol abuse prevention training, and safe drinking tips for students. The interactive online program uses the latest evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging user experience, inspiring students to make healthier decisions related to alcohol and other drugs.

If you have any questions, please contact Ian L. Wong, MSPH, Director Health Promotion and Prevention.

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