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 mental health promotion 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 several courses, including Sexual Assault Prevention and AlcoholEdu. This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond.

These courses contain information specific to policies, procedures, and resources available at The Cooper Union. Completion of these on-line courses is a REQUIREMENT for all new students at The Cooper Union. Failure to complete Part 1 of these courses will result you being unable to register for classes for the coming term. Failure to complete Part 2 may result in your registration being canceled until this requirement is fulfilled.

Formal links and details for Academic Year 2020-2021 will be sent to you through your Cooper Union email during August 2020.

  • 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.