Life Skills for Student Success

Info for Parents

If you are the parent or guardian of an incoming student at the USF-Tampa campus, your student will be required to complete the Life Skills for Student Success tutorial. To get your student off to a positive start, we want her/him to be prepared for success at USF. Four areas that may present challenges revolve around managing money, alcohol, safety and academics. Thus, we created Life Skills for Student Success, our four-module, online educational program, to help your student take a closer look at these issues in college.

All incoming students at USF-Tampa are expected to complete each module with a score of 80% or higher by midnight on the deadline date, with the exception of Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault which is not scored and simply must be completed. Transfer students are required to complete AlcoholEdu for College and Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault. Completion of all four modules will take approximately seven hours; thus, we strongly encourage your student to not delay in fulfilling this requirement. We believe that the information presented through this online educational program to be helpful in their transition to and success at USF. 

About The Modules of Life Skills for Student Success
AlcoholEdu for College was the nation's first online alcohol prevention program and today is used at more than 500 colleges and high schools nationwide. AlcoholEdu for College is an online alcohol prevention program designed for population-level, primary prevention. Its personalized approach provides an experience that impacts both individual behavior and campus culture.

Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault is designed to educate your student on topics of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking awareness. The U.S. federal government mandates that all new students take this training to understand the State of Florida definitions of these crimes and learn bystander intervention and risk reduction techniques.

Financial Literacy 101 is an online financial literacy course designed for the specific educational needs of those seeking higher education. The goal of the Financial Literacy 101 module is to help prepare students for the financial challenges they face as young adults, including content that is appropriate for non-traditional and older students. The course is designed primarily as a harm reduction tool to help students avoid the financial and academic harm that too often results from financial mismanagement during both full and part-time college attendance.

Academic Integrity Tutorial is designed to prepare your student for academic work at USF and beyond with basic understanding about the need for integrity in all areas of scholarship and research. Academic integrity is the foundation of the University of South Florida's commitment to the academic honesty and personal integrity of its university community. This tutorial defines and explains the Academic Integrity Policies for our undergraduate students.