Helping Students Choose Success
College students make choices every day that affect their
academic success and ultimately their success in life. The choices they make
about alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence can be among the toughest—and can
have the most serious consequences. MyStudentBody is a comprehensive,
evidence-based, online prevention program that gives students the tools to
choose behavior that helps them successfully navigate the social pressures of
the campus environment and achieve academic success.
Research shows that skill-based and motivational
interventions that include personalized feedback are effective in reducing
risky drinking behavior among college students. MyStudentBody Essentials and Student
Conduct courses are based on those strategies. These online courses incorporate
drug and alcohol assessments and use each student’s response to generate
educational material tailored to that student’s perceptions and behaviors. For
example, the program can compare the student’s estimate of how much alcohol
others drink to population norms. By giving students information based on their
self-reported levels of risk, MyStudentBody can help them make choices that
support their educational goals.
Online alcohol prevention programs have been shown to help
students make immediate positive changes in problematic behavior. But in order
for these changes to persist, students need more than a one-time intervention; promoting
a healthy campus culture requires ongoing reinforcement.
MyStudentBody is the only online college prevention
program that continues to provide students with health education,
self-assessment, tools, and strategies to cope with behavioral risks, available
24/7 throughout the school year. MyStudentBody is also the only online college
drug and alcohol program that boosts your prevention message with follow-up
assessment at 30, 60, or 90 days. The follow-up assessment reinforces your
prevention message and gathers data to track the effects of your program on
student drinking, drug use, and sexual victimization.
MyStudentBody was developed and tested in NIH-funded
field trials under the leadership of Emil Chiauzzi, Ph.D. Our in-house team includes
psychologists, designers, software developers, and experts in student affairs
and health communication. We also work closely with our customers, integrating
your feedback into program improvements and collaborating to make MyStudentBody
responsive to your changing concerns. We communicate via newsletters, social
media, and one-on-one technical support.
MyStudentBody is listed in SAMHSA’s
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Students Like It—and Use It
Course completion surveys consistently show that students
rate MyStudentBody highly.
- 92% of students say it’s easy to navigate.
- 90% say it provides moderate-, good-, or
excellent- quality info about alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence.
- 88% say it’s successful at addressing college
health and wellness issues.
- 86% find it helpful in using alcohol safely and responding
to alcohol emergencies.
- 85% find it helpful in taking more careful
precautions to maintain their personal safety.
- 84% find it helpful in making informed decisions
about drug use.
- 80% say the course would help new students make
a healthy adjustment to college.
- 73% say it made them more aware of campus drug
and alcohol policies.
- 72% find it helpful in decreasing their alcohol
- 68% say the program enhanced their knowledge
about drugs, alcohol, and sexual violence.