Sexual Assault Prevention Online Courses
As part of our comprehensive health and safety program, USU expects all incoming students – including first-year undergraduate students, students returning from a leave of absence, transfer students and first-year graduate students – to complete a sexual assault prevention online course before arriving on campus. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to take AlcoholEdu for College. These courses will empower students to make informed decisions about issues that affect our USU community.
Course Completion Deadline
You are encouraged to take the sexual assault prevention course before you arrive on campus. If you are a spring 2020 admit, you will need to complete the course by Monday, March 23, 2020 to avoid a registration hold.
How to Take the Sexual Assault Prevention Online Course
If you are a spring 2020 admit, USU will create an account for you within the online course vendor's system (Everfi or Student Success) starting on Friday, December 13. You will then receive an automated email from the online course vendor within 24 hours with instructions about how to access and complete the course.
If you have a hold on your account from spring 2019 or earlier (or if you have questions about a fall 2019 hold), email email@example.com so a course account can be created for you. In the email, include your name, A number, semester when the hold was placed, and whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.
You can use the links below to access the online course after you have received the automated email from the online course vendor.
|Student Category||Link to Access Course|
|Are you an international student (graduate or undergraduate)?||Student Success - Title IX Essentials for International Students|
|Are you an undergraduate and 24 years old or younger?||Everfi - Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates
Everfi - AlcoholEdu for College
|Are you an undergraduate and 25 years old or older?|
|Are you a graduate student (of any age)?||Everfi - Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students|
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I miss the completion deadline?
How long does the course take?
What if I have problems logging in or taking the course?
- The courses are optimized for tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. If you are trying to access the courses via cell phone, utilize one of the other options.
- Make sure you are accessing the course from one of the links provided above.
- Try a different internet browser released in the last two years. The courses are best supported by the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (preferred), or Internet Explorer 11+.
- If you have any accessibility issues, please select “accessibility mode” once you are in the course.
- Need more help? Contact EVERFI’s 24/7 tech support using “Help” within the course, by visiting support.everfi.com, or by calling 866-384-9062.
- The courses are optimized for laptops and desktop computers only. If you are trying to access the courses via tablet or cell phone, utilize one of the other options.
- Make sure you are accessing the course from one of the links provided above.
- Try a different internet browser released in the last two years. The courses are best supported by the latest versions of Chrome (version 30 or newer), Firefox (version 25 or newer), Safari (version 6 or newer), and Internet Explorer (version 8 or newer).
- Make sure you are using the latest version of Adobe Flash (version 10 or newer).
- The courses are designed to be accessible to users with disabilities. If you have any accessibility issues, please use TRS to call a Student Success Support representative at 877-349-1150.
- Need more help? You can submit a request to the Student Success help desk by clicking "Tech Help" within the course, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Student Tech Help webpage.
What if I already took a sexual assault prevention course at another institution?
Will my answers to the course survey questions be private?
What else should I know?
- You may take all of the courses in multiple sittings. The courses will save your progress if you need to stop and return later.
- Should you experience problems while taking an Everfi course, contact EVERFI’s 24/7 tech support using “Help” within the course, by visiting support.everfi.com, or by calling 866-384-9062.
- Should you experience problems while taking a Student Succes course, you can submit a request to the Student Success help desk by clicking "Tech Help" within the course, by emailing email@example.com, or by visiting the Student Tech Help webpage.
- If you complete one of the Everfi courses (Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates or Graduate Students, or AlcoholEdu for College), 30 days after taking Part 1 of the course, you will receive an invitation to complete Part 2, which includes a follow-up survey.
I am not new to USU. Why am I required to take the course now?
What if I have questions or concerns about taking the course?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Office of Equity Prevention Specialist at 435-797-0346. Office of Equity staff cannot provide technical support, but they can answer questions related to course completion requirements, waiving completion of the course, and status of course completion.
If you have a technical issue while taking an Everfi course (Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates or Graduate Students or AlcoholEdu for College), contact EVERFI’s 24/7 tech support using “Help” within the course, by visiting support.everfi.com, or by calling 866-384-9062.
If you have a technical issue while taking a Student Success course (Not Anymore for Non-Traditional Students or Title IX Essentials for International Students), you can submit a request to the Student Success help desk by clicking "Tech Help" within the course, by emailing email@example.com, or by visiting the Student Tech Help webpage.
More about Everfi's Sexual Assault Prevention and AlcoholEdu for College courses
The Sexual Assault Prevention courses are online sexual violence awareness and prevention courses. USU provides the Sexual Assault Prevention courses as part of a federal mandate under the Campus SaVe Act that requires all college students to learn about sexual violence. These regulations are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Sexual Assault Prevention courses address the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact countless college students across the country. Nationally, one in five college women will experience some form of non-consensual sexual activity by graduation. Additionally, one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.
The Sexual Assault Prevention courses use a population-level approach to educate students, taking into account their unique perspectives and experiences, by providing:
- Key definitions and statistics
- Reflective and personalized content
- Bystander skill and confidence-building strategies
- Campus-specific policies, procedures and resources
- Rich data summaries to inform future programming
AlcoholEdu for College is an educational online course about alcohol and other drug safety. It is completely confidential and individual student responses about alcohol and other drug behavior are not accessible by USU or any other party. The course helps students develop healthy lifestyle habits that will benefit them the rest of their lives.
A federally funded, 30-campus randomized control trial found that AlcoholEdu for College reduces high-risk drinking and alcohol-related harms among college students. The program motivates behavior change by:
- Resetting unrealistic expectations about the effects of alcohol
- Linking choices about drinking to academic and personal success
- Helping students practice safer decision-making
- Engaging students to create a healthier campus community
More about Student Success's Not Anymore and Title IX Essentials courses
Not Anymore is a suite of interactive online sexual assault prevention programs that features numerous true student testimonials to foster genuine empathy in viewers. Reality-based scenarios bring ideas and concepts to life, while motion graphics, infographics and animations add visual reinforcement of ideas, as well as humor where appropriate. The courses are designed to prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
Title IX Essentials for International Students covers sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking, as well as consent, LGBTQ-related terms and issues, and American culture. The course helps international students:
- Understand consent
- Understand sexual assault/interpersonal violence terms and policies
- Understand the difference between laws and policies and how US interpersonal violence laws may differ from laws in their home country
- Understand the importance of consulting and knowing local (campus/state) policies on interpersonal violence and the potential consequences of a policy violation
- Understand and be aware of the numerous campus/local/national resources available to them on these issues
- Navigate interpersonal relationships in the US