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U Got This!

U Got This! is a primary, online prevention program about sexual assault and dating violence. First-year and incoming transfer students are required complete the U Got This! program. U Got This! empowers students to make healthy decisions, intervene in difficult situations, and learn about resources available to victims on campus. After completing U Got This!, students will:

  • Understand and have knowledge of sexual assault, consent, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
  • Use of bystander intervention strategies to disrupt attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual assault and dating violence
  • Be aware of the confidential advocacy and support services available to student victims, both on- and off-campus
  • Demonstrate increased empathy for survivors of these crimes
  • Understand victim rights and UW-Madison/ local law enforcement reporting options

Deadline for new Spring 2021 students: Friday, January 22nd 2021

Students who do not complete U Got This! will not be able to register for Summer or Fall 2021 courses.

General information about U Got This!

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What is U Got This!?

The U Got This! program is an online relationship and sexual violence prevention education tool designed for first-year and incoming transfer undergraduate students. U Got This! was developed by Catharsis Productions, a company that seeks to change the world by producing innovative, accessible, and research-supported programming that challenges oppressive attitudes and shifts behavior. All incoming undergraduate and transfer students are required to complete the U Got This! program and cannot register for future courses at UW-Madison until doing so.

Why do I have to take U Got This! and my friend at another school does not?

While federal and state law require colleges and universities to provide primary prevention and information about sexual assault, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking to all incoming students, each college or university gets to decide how they will deliver this information. U Got This! is the foundation for relationship and sexual violence prevention at UW-Madison and equips all new students with life skills to be global citizens, empowers students by providing many options for healthy behavior, and outlines clear expectations for what UW-Madison expects of its students. Students at other schools may be required to complete a different training.

I'm a first-year or new transfer student, how do I access the U Got This! program?

After the course has been made public, log on to your Canvas account with your NetID. Select “U Got This! | Spring 2021.” To begin, follow the instructions on screen. You will need to complete the pre-program surveys, participate in each of the four U Got This! educational modules, and complete the post-program survey to be marked as 100% complete.

What is the deadline?

The deadline to complete U Got This! for new first-year and transfer Spring 2021 students is Friday, January 22nd. All first-year and transfer students must complete U Got This! before they will be allowed to register for Summer/Fall 2021 classes at UW. A registration hold will appear in the student center on or after the program deadline if a student has not yet completed the program and will not be removed until it has been completed.

Is U Got This! available with closed captioning?

Yes.

What if the content is emotionally triggering?

We understand that the discussion of sexual assault and dating violence can be difficult for survivors of violence. 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 is always avaialble, and the RESOURCES tab can direct you to resources and support services. If you feel that the program is too emotionally challenging for you, email violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu to ask about alternative options.

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Why do new students take U Got This!?

UW-Madison takes sexual and relationship violence very seriously and expects all students to do the same. It is very likely all students on campus either know a survivor of sexual or relationship violence, or will meet someone with that experience during their time on campus.
From research, we know that 1 in 15 men, over 1 in 4 women, and over 1 in 3 gender diverse students (those who identify as transgender, non-binary, agender, or gender non-conforming) experience sexual assault in during their time as an undergraduate. Among all undergraduates, first-year students and sophomores experience higher rates of sexual victimization than juniors and seniors. Additionally, nearly 10% of UW-Madison students reported experiencing physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse by a dating partner in the past 12 months, and 46% of all undergraduates reported experiencing sexually harassing behaviors during their time at UW-Madison.
Sexual assault and dating violence are violations of the University of Wisconsin System student code of conduct and against the law. Knowing what warning signs of violence to look for, how to practice consent in all parts of life, what resources are available to help survivors, how to intervene as a bystander, and how to help a friend who may have experienced violence are crucial for making UW-Madison a safe place for all students.

Can I take U Got This! with friends?

The U Got This! program is designed for individual participation and completion. If a student does not complete U Got This! in their Canvas account, it will not be tracked and they will not be able to register for future classes at UW.

How long does U Got This! take?

Approximately 60-90 minutes.

What technology is required to complete the program?

You will need a computer with an Internet connection and audio for this program. You can access U Got This! with any laptop or desktop. U Got This! is not optimized for smartphones or tablets, such as Kindles or iPads, so do not plan to complete U Got This! on a smartphone or tablet. Due to technical issues, avoid using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Chrome browsers (Firefox is the preferred browser) and please disable all ad-blocker software while completing U Got This!

Can I stop and save before I complete the U Got This! program?

Yes, the program does save your progress if you exit the program at any time; however, deleting your browser history, cookies, and cache may reset your module progress if you have not already completed said module. For this reason, it is recommended to complete U Got This! in one sitting to avoid technical difficulties.

Technological help with U Got This!

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What if the U Got This! course does not appear in my Canvas dashboard?

All degree seeking first-year and transfer UW-Madison students are required to complete U Got This! before registering for future semester classes. UW-Madison continues to update new information on enrollment during the first weeks of class and some students may experience delays in accessing U Got This! through Canvas. If you are required to take U Got This! but it does not appear in your Canvas dashboard, check Canvas again in a few days. If the problem persists, please contact  violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu.

I clicked the 'certify completion' button at the end of the Module, but I can't progress to the next section. How do I navigate this?

If you completed a module by clicking the “certify completion” button, but you are not able to progress to the next section, please open the last Module you interacted with and click the “certify completion” button again. Then, click the “continue” button (you’ll see a confirmation that the module is complete), exit the module window to return to Canvas, and click the “next” button on the lower right-hand side of the Canvas page.

If you’re still experiencing this issue, repeat the process outlined above.  If you are still not able to proceed after multiple attempts, please contact violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu.

I'm playing the "Cool or Not So Cool?" game in Module 1 and the final prompt will not load. What do I do?

This is a known issue with the U Got This! program that only affects a very small number of users.

If this happens to you, email violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu with a screenshot of the issue and UHS Violence Prevention Specialists will assist you in moving forward to the next part of the program.

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U Got This! is displaying a loading screen, but will not load. How do I fix this?

It is not uncommon for U Got This! to take several moments to load at times in the day when Canvas is experiencing high user volume, or in locations where multiple people are trying to access the course at the same time (such as a residence hall). A strong Internet connection and compatible browser (Firefox is best) on a desktop computer or a laptop—not on a mobile device or tablet—are recommended.

If you are getting a loading message that won’t allow you to progress through the program, consider resuming the program on a different device and/or at a different location (such as a library or other campus space). If the problem persists, please contact violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu.

What if the Module 4 resource videos don't load?

It is not uncommon for videos to take several moments to load at times in the day when Canvas is experiencing high user volume. A strong Internet connection and compatible browser on a desktop computer or a laptop—not on a mobile device or tablet—are recommended. Update software if needed. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer are not compatible for participating in U Got This!. Please use the Mozilla Firefox browser to ensure a tech issue-free experience.

I'm playing the "Sex, Violence, or Both?" game in Module 1 and the final prompt will not load. What do I do?

This is a known issue with the U Got This! program that only affects a very small number of users.

If this happens to you, email violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu with a screenshot of the issue and UHS Violence Prevention Specialists will assist you in moving forward to the next part of the program.

U Got This! grades and completion

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Will I be graded?

No, students will not be graded for any individual answers selected throughout the program. U Got This! completion scores do affect whether a student can register for their second semester; however, these scores will not be reflected on your GPA or transcripts.

How will UW-Madison know that I completed U Got This!?

UW-Madison tracks who completes U Got This! through the Canvas gradebook. Students who do not complete the program will have a hold on their record will not be able to register for their second semester.

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Will my pre/post-program survey responses appear on my transcript?

No, individual responses to the pre- and post-program surveys will not appear on transcripts or on student records. Responses may be viewed by UHS Violence Prevention staff, but will not be shared nor published except in composite (i.e., 68 percent of U Got This! participants could identify at least one office on campus dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault).

How can I verify that I completed this requirement?

As soon as the post-program survey is complete, you will be able to see a confirmation message in the Modules menu that you have completed the U Got This! program. If you are unsure whether you have completed the program, check your gradebook to see if you have grades for all modules, surveys, and quizzes. If you are still unsure, contact violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu.

Other questions pertaining to U Got This!

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How can I view U Got This! if I'm not a first-year student?

U Got This! is not available for general viewing purposes. UW-Madison first-year and new transfer students required to complete U Got This! must log into their Canvas accounts to access the course.

Faculty and staff can request more detailed information and materials regarding U Got This! and other violence prevention initiatives by emailing violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu.

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What resources are available to instructors on campus?

A discussion guide is available upon request from violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. We strongly encourage anyone planning to discuss these topics as part of an academic course to work with a UHS professional from either Violence Prevention or Survivor Services.

UW-Madison promotes personal and social responsibility in addition to academic excellence. U Got This! is service of UHS. Please contact us with questions, concerns, or comments. Please contact the DoIT Help Desk if you experience technical difficulties with the program or have questions about Canvas.