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Instructions for Accessing MyStudentBody

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is proud to offer MyStudentBody as part of our orientation program.  MyStudentBody features online courses about alcohol and drugs that are used in schools nationwide as a requirement for first year students. Providing online education through a flexible interactive design, the MyStudentBody courses teach students about alcohol, drugs and other addictive substances. The goal of the course is to increase students’ knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors, and provide information to help students make good decisions.

FIT requires first year students to complete the MyStudentBody online alcohol course. You must complete the course by prior to your residence hall check-in date in order to receive overnight visitation privileges. Here’s what you need to know to get started:

  1.  Go to http://www.mystudentbody.com. Enter your username and password; if you do not remember your password, click forgot? Click REGISTER NOW to create your account.
  2.  Put fittiger in for your school code, and then follow the prompts for demographic and personal information.
  3. You will be taken to the MyStudentBody My Stuff page.
  4. You will need to take the Essentials Course (Alcohol, Drug and Sexual Violence) with a passing score of 80%. You will have 25 attempts to complete the course. 
  5.  Once you complete the course, you will be asked to complete a survey, and then you can claim your certificate of completion. You will then be taken to the My Stuff page.
  6.  To return to the My Stuff page from MyStudentBody Stress, Nutrition and Sexual Health, click on the MyStudentBody logo in the upper left corner. 

MyStudentBody, comprehensive college health suite, is a research-based initiative that is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  MyStudentBody also covers the following health areas: Alcohol, Drugs (Illicit and Prescription), Stress, Sexual Health and Relationships, Tobacco and Nutrition.

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Msb:

Q.  How do students access the course? A. Students can access Msb at any time by visiting the web site at: mystudentbody.com

Q.  I am a transfer student.  Do I need to take Msb? A.  Yes, we consider transfer students as new residents to the residence halls, therefore, they are required to take the Essentials course.

Q.  What about students who do not have easy access to computers at home or in their community? A.  We ask that you consider all the possibilities for accessing a computer.  A friend or family member may be willing to let you use their computer for this purpose.  Also, many local libraries have computers available with internet access.

If it is truly impossible to access a computer with necessary technical capabilities, you may wait to take the course when you arrive on campus in any of the available computer labs. However, your overnight visitation will be suspended until completion.

Q.  What if a student’s home computer freezes or crashes while trying to run the program? A.  First, contact Msb’s 24 hour technical support at techsupport@mystudentbody.com to see if something can be done to optimize the performance of your computer.  If that does not solve the problem, please visit any available computer lab on campus upon arrival.

Q.  Why is FIT implementing Msb?  Is there a drinking problem here? A.  FIT is pretty typical of most college campuses when it comes to alcohol use, but the campus is also located in New York City  Most people drink moderately or do not drink at all.  The info on Msb is really about helping people think through decisions related to alcohol use or other student-related issues.

Online alcohol education is a new strategy available for addressing the college’s ongoing goal of reducing high-risk drinking and related harm.  The College recommends that all incoming students complete Msb, but all residents are required to complete these courses as a part of their orientation program.

We hope you will take advantage of this confidential, online resource. It is available to you 24/7. Please feel free to contact: residentiallife@fitnyc.edu if you have any questions regarding the program. Please contact: techsupport@mystudentbody.com with any technical difficulties you might be experiencing with the program.

*Please bring the certificate of completion to the Residential Life office to receive credit.

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