AlphaPoint is a video-based online education program aimed at enhancing student wellbeing and resilience. The Division of Student Life entered a partnership with AlphaPoint in fall of 2017, and have been working closely with the company since that time to adapt resources specific to the UA student experience.
The program utilizes an engaging, online video series designed to optimize success and minimize attrition among undergraduate students. AlphaPoint is evidence-based with proven outcomes. It provides students with knowledge and skills to recognize mental health issues and how to seek support on campus, develop relationships and better understand healthy relationship behavior. AlphaPoint also provides tools for interaction among diverse groups, strategies for promoting civil interactions across communities, as well as equipping students with real facts about alcohol and drugs. The content was designed through the collaboration of university professors, researchers, and practitioners with direct experience working with college populations.
All incoming students are required to complete AlphaPoint training prior to the start of classes this fall. The different modules included in the training program are centered around various topics that impact student wellness, resiliency, and success. Among the topics include mental health, diversity, relationships, alcohol and other drugs, as well as active citizenship in an inclusive campus community.