Start Date & Deadlines
May 31, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
June 28, 2017
July 24, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
August 21, 2017
We strive to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all Penn State students. The University requires all incoming first-year students who are 21 and under to complete Penn State SAFE - Student Alcohol Feedback and Education. Penn State SAFE is an alcohol education program that uses effective strategies to educate students about alcohol and its effects on the body. All incoming first-year students (regardless of age) are also required to complete Penn State AWARE - Sexual Assault Awareness learning module prior to arriving on campus. Penn State AWARE helps students increase their knowledge and understanding of relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment. The goal of both programs is to help students make informed decisions as they make the transition into college life.
If you have questions, please contact University Health Services by email or call 814-863-0461.
Step 1: Begin the SAFE program.
Penn State SAFE is a confidential, online alcohol education program. The program uses science-based research to educate students about alcohol and its effects. Whether you drink or not, the program will help you make informed decisions about alcohol and the drinking behavior that may occur around you.
The SAFE program consists of two parts, both of which must be completed to satisfy this requirement. Part 1 is about 1 hour in length and can be taken in segments.
About 30 days after the start of classes, you will receive an email with instructions for completing Part 2 of the program.
Step 2: Begin the AWARE program.
Penn State AWARE is a confidential, online sexual assault awareness learning module. The program educates students about relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment. The program will help you develop practical skills to keep you and your friends safe.
The module should take 45 minutes to complete. You can take the program in segments, but you must complete the entire program to satisfy the requirement.