Think About It Course

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We take every part of the Saint Mary's College experience very seriously, and we have implemented a comprehensive alcohol education and sexual assault prevention program to help you make the safest, healthiest decisions possible. 

This course, called Think About It, will bring light to some of the experiences often found on a college campus and we believe successful completion of the course will help you to reduce risky behavior, make educated and responsible choices, while also enriching your college experience. 

All incoming student (first year and transfer students) are required to complete the Think About It online course BEFORE arriving to campus to prevent any academic holds.

Think About It is a 1.5-2.5 hours, web-based alcohol education program utilizing a harm reduction approach. The information in the program focuses on prevention and education which is why the first part of the course is required of the student prior to arriving to campus.

The program uses an interactive and situation based approach to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body and the importance of understanding consent for sexual assault prevention purposes. This flash based course provides a rich experience that will help to promote good decision making for all of our students. Whether or not you drink alcohol, Think About It will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol to better cope with the drinking behavior of peers.

Every incoming student (including transfer students) have been assigned to the Think About It Course and are required to complete the Think About It Course by February 8, 2018. A link to the course has been sent to your Saint Mary's email address. Questions regarding the course or accessibility may be directed to the Health and Wellness Center at (925) 631-4254 or

If you believe you have taken a similar course at a previous institution and would like to apply for an exemption please complete the Exemption to Think About It Course below. Please send the form to the Health and Wellness Center through fax at (925) 376-2238 or email at All forms will be reviewed and the student will be contacted with a decision.

Thank you for completing the Think About It Course by February 8, 2018. Failure to complete the course by the deadline will cause a class registration hold for Fall 2018.