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GetWIse@Home – Violence Prevention Education for New Students

In addition to completing the online U Got This! program, it is expected that all first-year and new transfer students complete one GetWIse@Home program of their choosing in the GetWIse@Home course in Canvas.

The GetWIse programs, designed UHS Violence Prevention professional staff and student Peer Educators, help new students explore violence prevention and survivor support topics more thoroughly on their own.  Each program should take around 90-120 minutes.

All undergraduate students are expected to complete one program and there are three program topics to choose from, including: healthy sexuality/sexual assault, respectful relationships/dating violence, and how to support a survivor of violence. For more information about the GetWIse@Home program options, please see below.

Deadline for new Summer and Fall 2022 students: September 30, 2022

Deadline for new Spring 2023 students: March 3, 2023

We understand that students who have personal experiences with sexual and relationship violence may find this content challenging; please know that we do not expect individuals with these experiences to complete this course if doing so would be at all harmful to your wellbeing.

If you have any questions, please email (inbox is managed by confidential staff).

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Most Frequently Asked Questions about GetWIse@Home Canvas Course

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The continue button won’t let me move forward - why is that?

The continue buttons are formatted so that you need to explore all of the content in a lesson before it will allow you to move on to the next lesson. If the continue button isn’t activated for you, go back through the lesson and see if there is any content you haven’t yet visited – such as additional tabs, pages, or other “clickable” information.

If you feel that you have reviewed all of the necessary content and still can’t move forward, you can send an email to with a description of where you are getting stuck. Please send a screenshot if possible.

I’m not comfortable completing a GetWIse@Home program because of personal experiences. What are my options?

If you experienced sexual or relationship violence and feel that completing this program would be harmful to your well-being, you are not expected to do so. If you feel that continuing to receive reminder emails will be activating for you, please email our confidential email and we will assist you.

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I thought I completed one of the programs, but I received a reminder email. What should I do?

It is possible that you did not certify your completion for the program you completed in Canvas.

Return to the Canvas course and click the “Modules” link in the Navigation Menu on the left side of the course. Find the Module you completed and click “4. Acknowledge Completion of GetWIse@Home.”

Upon completing this quiz, you will receive full credit for completing the GetWIse@Home Canvas course and will no longer receive reminder emails.

How can I learn more about the topics covered in the GetWIse@Home programs or get involved on campus?

Visit this page to access resources for learning more about sexual and relationship violence.

If you enjoyed learning about any of the topics presented in the GetWIse@Home Canvas course, consider getting involved in the following student organizations and groups:

  • Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE)-UW | PAVE-UW is a student organization dedicated to preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking through education and activism
  • Relationship FLAGS | Relationship FLAGS is a team of researchers and student facilitators working to end relationship violence through peer-facilitated workshops
  • EmBark | EmBark unites survivors of sexual assault and dating violence with the shelter animal of their choice
  • Sex Out Loud | Sex Out Loud promotes healthy sexuality through sex-positive education and activism
  • Campus Women’s Center | The Campus Women’s Center educates the campus community on a number of feminist issues and serves as a resource and referral center for all students
  • Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice (SARJ) | SARJ educates the university community about, and advocates for, the right of all people to have access to comprehensive, unbiased, medically accurate, and respectful sexual and reproductive healthcare and education
  • Student Title IX Advisory Committee (STIXA) | STIXA is a committee of students charged with advising the Dean of Students and the campus Title IX Coordinator on a range of Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) issues
  • UW-Madison Culture of Respect Initiative | An initiative to advance UW-Madison’s approach to addressing sexual and relationship violence through assessment and programmatic and policy changes.