Online Education Requirements

AlcoholWise and Haven

Fall 2019 students can start this process after June 15, 2019.

As you may know, Ottawa University has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention at higher education institutions across the country. Every year more than 1/2 million students complete these courses.

As part of your comprehensive program, Ottawa University requires new first-year students and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours to complete and pass both the AlcoholWise and Haven courses. These online courses will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. These are required courses that must be completed with a passing grade prior to your arrival on campus. You will not be permitted to check into your residence hall, participate in activities or practices and/or begin classes unless your coursework listed above is complete.

 AlcoholEdu can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours while Haven can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Please plan accordingly. You may log in and out as you take the courses, but it will be challenging to try to complete them at the last minute.

Transfer students with over 24 hours are exempt from taking the AlcoholWise course.

Important Information How to Create an Account Add a Course to an Existing Account
Required Courses:
Haven Registration Code:
Go to
Enter the registration code (at left) and click “I’m a Student” to create your Everfi account.
Sign in to
Click “Add a Course.” Enter the registration code (at left), and enter OU Student ID number when prompted for completion


You will need one EverFi Higher Education Account to access these courses from your dashboard. If you do not know your OU ID#, please contact your Enrollment Advisor in the Office of Admissions. Login problems? Contact Libby Bettin or call 785-248-2314.

Accessing the Courses AlcoholEDU Haven
You can find this information at:
Select Online Education on left.
Part I is due
Score 75% or greater to pass.
Part I is due


Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the courses in multiple sittings. AlcoholEdu can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours while Haven can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and half. Please plan accordingly.
  • The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure your attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.

Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course or call 866-384-9062.