UHS rolls out new bystander program to help prevent sexual assault and dating violence
Violence prevention program for graduate & professional students
UHS provides an online violence prevention program for incoming graduate and professional students at UW-Madison.
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; and
- 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.
Deadline for program completion is September 22, 2018.
Why do incoming graduate and professional students complete the program?
Over half of female graduate and professional students and one third of male 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 is the deadline for completion?
The deadline for completion is September 22, 2018.
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. The ESCAPE link at the top right corner of the screen can direct you to resources and support services. If you feel that the program is too emotionally challenging for you, email email@example.com to ask about alternative options.
Can I stop and save before I complete the program?
It is recommended to complete the program in one sitting to avoid technical difficulties.
How do I access the program?
For Fall 2018, the program will be available to all incoming graduate and professional students through their Learn@UW in Canvas on August 1, 2018. Students will receive an email with additional information about their participation.
Who should complete it?
For Fall 2018, 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.
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 45-60 minutes to complete.
When will a hold be placed on my account and how do I get it removed?
Holds will be placed after September 22, 2018, the deadline for Fall completion. Students will not be able to enroll in Spring 2018 courses until the program has been completed. Holds will lift within one to two business days 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.