Campus update: While we've worked hard to preserve the possibility that students could return, the remainder of the spring semester will be conducted online. Staff will work remotely until at least April 20. See the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates page.

Mandatory Online Courses for New Students

As you may already know, The Cooper Union has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the country. Each year over 700,000 students complete these courses.

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, The Cooper Union requires you to complete Haven and AlcoholEdu. This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond.

The Haven course addresses issues related to sexual and dating violence and AlcoholEDU address the responsible use of alcohol. Both courses contain information specific to policies and procedures at The Cooper Union. Completion of these two on-line courses is a REQUIREMENT for all new students at The Cooper Union. Failure to complete Part 1 of either course will result you being unable to register for classes for the coming term. Failure to complete Part 2 of either course will result in your registration being canceled until this requirement is fulfilled.

Formal links and details for Academic Year 2017-2018 will be posted during Summer 2017.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.