Life Skills for Student Success
Welcome, new Bull!
As part of our commitment to your success, we provide engaging educational tutorials to help you with your transition to college. Areas that may present challenges revolve around money management, alcohol, and your personal health and safety. We are pleased to introduce you to Life Skills for Student Success, our online educational program, to help you take a closer look at these issues in college.
You must earn a score of 80% or higher in each module (with the exception of the Sexual Assault Prevention program, which is not scored and must simply be completed) by the deadline to successfully fulfill this student requirement. Failure to do so may affect your ability to register for classes next semester. All information that you provide is confidential.
Regarding the Lifeskills Tile in My Bulls Path: Because some of the modules are offered through third party organizations, the tile will not be marked complete (turn green) like it does for some of the other tasks. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully to ensure you complete the necessary requirements.
The Life Skills for Student Success tutorial consists of the following modules:
AlcoholEdu for College
As part of the university's alcohol education program, incoming first-year students and transfer students are required to complete an online, non-opinionated alcohol education module. AlcoholEdu for College uses science-based research to educate about alcohol and its effects. Whether you drink or not, the course will provide information to help you make informed decisions about alcohol as well as negotiate the drinking behavior of your peers. Remember, all information you provide is confidential.
The module consists of two parts, both of which must be completed to satisfy this requirement. Part 1 takes about 45 minutes and Part 2 takes about 15 minutes on average to complete.
After completing Part 1, you will receive a notification when it is time to complete
Sexual Assault Prevention
USF is committed to promoting a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff. In addition to a robust University Police department, mobile personal safety applications, and numerous prevention programs and services on campus to inform and protect you, we also provide the Sexual Assault Prevention program covering the importance of values, aspects of (un)healthy relationships, gender socialization, sexual assault, consent, bystander intervention, and on-going activism. Interactive exercises take students through real-world scenarios and encourage students to challenge sexist language and attitudes, provide guidance for supporting someone who has experienced harm, and promote healthy relationships based on positive communication and respect—empowering students to create safe, healthy campus environments.
The U.S. federal government mandates that our university complies with the educational requirements relating to sexual misconduct in Title IX and the Clery Act so that you understand the State of Florida definitions of these crimes, bystander intervention, risk reduction techniques, plus additional information.
The training consists of a two-part module: Part 1 takes about 45 minutes and Part
2 takes about 15 minutes on average to complete. Both parts of the module need to be completed in order to satisfy this federal mandate. Keep in mind that you can save the training as you go so you can stop and start the
training as you need to. The module contains a lot of important information, so please
take your time and learn all you can for your own safety and that of your current
and future friends.
Financial Literacy 101 (Incoming First-Year Students Only)
This module will help you understand the consequences of spending decisions while in college, and how financial attitudes and behaviors can contribute to your success as a student. The content of the course is personalized based on your survey responses regarding financial stress and spending habits. The course will cover budgeting, banking, credit, and more, while providing you with practical tools for real-world financial planning.
Please note that, even though you will be presented with a certificate of completion
upon finishing the course, regardless of the score you earn, the certificate does not automatically mean you have satisfied the Life Skills for Student Success requirement.
Module completion may takes approximately 4-5 hours; thus, we strongly encourage you
to not delay in fulfilling this requirement. We believe that you will find the information presented through this online educational
program to be helpful in your transition to and success as a student at USF.
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