Think About It
Think About It is an online program that invites all our new Bearcats to join UC's conversation on consent, healthy relationships, and making responsible choices as an adult and a member of our community. The course is fun and engaging, and it speaks to a broad range of experiences. By taking Think About It, you will have the opportunity to solve real life problems, expand your knowledge of consent, and learn about UC's policies and resources.
For many people, reading about heavy topics can stir up personal memories and strong emotions. For example, many survivors of sexual violence inadvertently relive their own traumatic experience when exposed to information or scenarios that hit home for them. People without experiences of trauma, violence, or discrimination can also be affected by these issues for a variety of reasons. In order to do what we can to mitigate the impact of these discussions on people who are adversely impacted by these issues, we use trigger warnings, just so everyone can get a heads up about what's to come. That way, no one is caught off-guard and we can all prepare ourselves to fully participate.
A trigger warning does not mean that we want you to avoid taking Think About It. On the contrary, we want to make sure everyone completing the course has what they need to engage to the best of their ability without having to come out as a survivor in order to do so. We believe the onus to give you a heads up and the opportunity to prepare yourself is on us. Think About It prominently features open and frank discussions of the following potentially triggering or upsetting content:
- sexual violence
- intimate partner violence
- LGBTQ issues
- drug abuse and dependence
- casual sex
- sexual harassment
There are also a number of specific trigger warnings embedded in the course before discussions of particularly sensitive material. You will be able to skip some of these parts of the training.
We understand that these issues can have a strong impact on a lot of different people. For that reason, you have the option to change how you will participate if you anticipate being unable to engage with this course as is. Please contact the Title IX Office and we will provide you with reasonable alternatives. To find support resources, please click www.uc.edu/titleix/resources.
Why It's Important
Think About It introduces you to our university-wide conversations on important issues such as sexual violence, gender identity and expression, and campus safety. UC is committed to supporting students like you in becoming the best and brightest learners and professionals. In order to accomplish that, we want to ensure that you are a part of this dialogue so you are prepared to continue the conversation that starts in Think About It in your professional and personal lives.
UC also values a campus culture of safety and responsibility. By completing this program, you will gain the skills, language, and tools you need to ensure you and your peers have the best experience you possibly can. What you learn goes beyond campus as well; Think About It will teach you skills that matter to students from all walks of life.
UC is proud of its growing population of non-traditional Bearcats, and we believe it's important for students of every background to complete the program. Discrimination, harassment, and violence affect us all, regardless of age, gender, and any other identity. In addition, anyone taking classes at UC is protected under Title IX, so even if you're well-versed in discussions of sex and gender equity, it's still important for you to know your rights as a member of our community. For these reasons, the course is required for all non-traditional and distance learning students. Particularly if you are a non-traditional student, click here to learn about more ways Think About It can be useful to you.
At several points in Think About It, you will be asked to share personal information. Please know that any information you disclose about your behavior or habits is collected anonymously. This information helps us inform programming and outreach so we can best serve our students. You will have the option to not respond to any question asking for personal information you do not wish to - just select the "no comment" option. This option is only available for questions concerning personal information about you and does not apply to other activities in the program.
How to Access Think About It
All incoming students will be invited directly by email from CampusClarity. this includes new first-year, distance learning, undergraduate, graduate, professional, transfer, and non-traditional students.
In order to log into the program, you will need to know your UC username and password. Just go to the CampusClarity login page or the link in the invite email and enter your log-on information.
Videos and Animations
Think About It uses videos, animations, interviews, and the fictional stories of new students to bring its content to life! You can follow the stories of four freshmen through their first year as they navigate relationships and hook up culture.
Think About It is important for all UC students. For this reason, graduate students are offered a different version of the program. This version of Think About It uses scenarios, activities, and information more relevant to your experiences as a graduate student at UC.
Think About It is interactive. Its Insight Questions give you the chance to share information about yourself and your opinions. All responses are anonymous, and you'll be able to read what your UC peers think about these issues too!
Do you know what a standard drink is? Or how to recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning? Think About It will give you these answers through fun clips, interviews, and activities!
Timeline for Completion
For undergraduates, Think About It is divided into two different sections: Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 will take you approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Part 2 will be availalbe 90 days after the completion of Part 1, and it will take about 15 minutes to finish. Part 2 is a follow-up course that asks you how you've applied what you've learned about consent and healthy relationships.
For graduate students, Think About It: Graduate Students takes approximately 1 hour.
Your progress in either course is saved automatically, so you will be able to log out and log back in to both parts, and you do not have to complete the whole program in one sitting.
For incoming students, newly enrolled in fall 2016 semester:
Think About It: Part One and Think About It: Graduate Students both become available on July 22, 2016 and should be completed by August 22, 2015.
Have Any Questions?
Think About It has its own technical support team that is not affiliated with UC. If you need technical support, please call 1 (800) 652-9546 or email email@example.com.
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Feedback from UC Students
The Think About It course allows for students to give feedback to help us improve the course and gain insights on their experience with it. All of this feedback is anonymous.
Here is what students are saying:
"Very realistic approach to difficult situations."
“I am delighted to observe that the facts and situations portrayed in this program were all extremely accurate and did not show any biases between genders or who in which to blame for sexual assault/ harassment."
"A great and eye opening course."
“I believe this course was a great learning experience using situations that happen in real life, the format and layout of this course was easy to follow and I enjoyed the interaction that was needed.”
"This is EXTREMELY informative and obviously well thought-out!"
“This program realizes that students will make their own choices and the best thing to do is equip them with the proper knowledge on how to handle these situations.”
"Interactive yet realistic scenarios to exemplify these topics."
“This was an exceptional way to learn about my rights and the rights of others. I would definitely recommend this course to other classmates.”
"Very informative, easy to read and navigate with excellent examples! Thank you!"
"I like to think of myself as someone who can confidently navigate most of the topics discussed in this lesson, but I still learned a lot of interesting (and important) new things. The section on how to handle sexual assault and who we can turn to in case one occurs was extremely helpful."
"Thank you for the amazing course!"
"This course helped me to better understand exactly what consent is and I feel that I will now be able to recognize potentially harmful situations and take the necessay steps to deal with them. I learned a lot and the lessions learned will benefit me greatly as I continue my career here as a student, and as a person overall."
"Good resource for students."
"Absolutely love the innovation with this school. Doing this pre-grad experience further ignites my excitement! Love using techno to get content. The content was easy to maneauver and interactive."
"Great navigation for this learning!"
"As a graduate student, I couldn't help but compare to the similar course at my undergrad institution. This course is far superior to any sexual assault educational guide that Northwestern had its students take. Of course, the last time I took one of these was four years ago. However, the use of gender neutral words and acknowledging systematic forces that normalize assault really made me feel that this was a comprehensive course. Thank you!!"
"I like the format of this course. It made the information more fun and interesting to read!"