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Graduate & Professional Students

Our campus requires newly admitted graduate and professional students to complete an online prevention education course called ‘Graduate and Professional Students Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Relationship Violence.’

This course is now available and takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. All incoming students are expected to complete this course by October 18, 2020.

The program is designed to promote the health and safety of the campus community by increasing students’ understanding of:

  • Dynamics of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
  • Safe and effective prevention strategies they can use
  • Available campus and community resources for confidential support
  • Victim rights and reporting options

Participating in this program will equip you with tools to address violence in our campus community and contribute to safe and supportive learning environments.

New Summer/Fall 2020 students:

Newly admitted graduate or professional students are automatically enrolled in the course ‘Graduate and Professional Students Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Relationship Violence.’

To access the program, log in to Canvas. Click on the link for ‘Graduate and Professional Students Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Relationship Violence’ in the course dashboard.

Contact violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu with any questions or comments about accessing the course.

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Why do incoming graduate and professional students complete the program?

Over half of female graduate and professional students, one third of male graduate and professional students, and almost seventy percent of trans and gender non-conforming graduate and professional students reported experiencing sexual harassment during their time at UW–Madison. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and dating violence are violations of the University of Wisconsin System student code of conduct and against the law. UW–Madison takes these crimes very seriously and expects all students to do the same. Knowing what red flags to look for, how to get consent, what resources are available to help victims, how to intervene, and how to help a friend are crucial for making UW–Madison a safe place for all students.

What if the content is too emotionally triggering?

We understand that the discussion of sexual assault and dating violence can be difficult for survivors of these crimes. This online course allows students to participate in this program in the privacy of their own homes or residence halls at their own pace.  If you feel that the program is too emotionally challenging for you, email violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu to ask about  alternative options.

How do I access the program?

The online program is available for all incoming graduate and professional students through their Learn@UW in Canvas.

To access the program, log in to Canvas. Click on the link for ‘Graduate and Professional Students Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Relationship Violence’ in the course dashboard.

Who should complete it?

All incoming graduate and professional students are expected to complete the program by the deadline, as noted above. Students will receive an email from their school with additional information about their participation.

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Will I be required to take the employee violence prevention program?

No, graduate students are not required to take the employee violence prevention program.

How long will it take to complete?

The program will take about 90–120 minutes to complete.

When will a hold be placed on my account and how do I get it removed?

If you do not complete this required program by October 18, 2020 an enrollment hold will be placed on your student account and you will not be able to register for Spring 2021 courses.

Students with holds will receive regular emails reminding them of their registration hold.

Holds lift automatically within one hour of program completion.

What technology requirements do I need to complete the program?

You will need a computer with an internet connection. If the program does not load, please try using an alternate browser. The program also contains audio. For those who do not have speakers or who cannot otherwise access the audio, a full transcript is available by contacting violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu.

Who do I contact if I have questions or comments?

Please contact violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu with any questions or comments about the program. For technical assistance with Learn@UW, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.