Online Prevention Training

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students are online programs that invite all new Bearcats to join UC's conversation on consent, healthy relationships, alcohol, and making responsible choices as an adult and a member of our community. The courses are fun and engaging, and speak to a broad range of experiences. By taking AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students, you will have the opportunity to solve real life problems; expand your knowledge of consent, alcohol, and bystander intervention; and learn about UC's policies and resources.

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

Content Warning

For many people, reading about heavy topics can stir up personal memories and strong emotions. For example, many survivors of sexual violence 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 content 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 content warning does not mean that we want you to avoid taking AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students. 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. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students prominently features open and frank discussions of the following potentially triggering or upsetting content:

  • stalking
  • sexual violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • LGBTQ issues
  • drug abuse and dependence
  • casual sex
  • sexual harassment

AlcoholEdu also prominently features open and frank discussions of the following potentiallytriggering or upsetting content:

  • alcohol use
  • drug use
  • partying
  • alcohol poisoning and overdose information
  • sex and alcohol use

There are also a number of specific content 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 request an alternative training. 

Please note that this email is not a confidential source. We ask that you do not share your reasons for requesting the alternative training if you decide to email us. For more information about confidential support services, visit UC Safe.

Why It's Important

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students introduce you to our university-wide conversations on important issues such as sexual violence, gender identity and expression, campus safety, and alcohol and drug use. 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 conversations that start in AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students 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; AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students 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 programs. Discrimination, harassment, violence, and alcohol/other drugs 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.

Data Collection

At several points in AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students, 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

All incoming students will be invited by email from UC Online Prevention Training. This includes new first-year, distance learning, undergraduate, graduate, professional, transfer, and non-traditional students. 

In order to log into the program, you will create an account within the system. Please use your UC email to access the trainings.

Timeline for Completion

For undergraduates, AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate Students are 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 available 45 days after the completion of Part 1, and it will take about 20 minutes to finish. Part 2 is a follow-up course that asks you how you've applied what you've learned about consent, healthy relationships, alcohol, and bystander intervention. You will automatically receive Part 2 of the training 45 days after you finish Part 1; check your UC email for the reminder for Part 2.

For graduate students, Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Graduate students will be expected to take AlcoholEdu, which takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Your progress in either course is saved automatically, so you will be able to log out and log back in to both parts. You do not have to complete the whole program in one sitting.

Incoming Students in Fall 2019

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students should be completed by August 26, 2019.  For students starting in other semesters, you will receive the invitation approximately 2-3 weeks before classes start for that term.

Information for Juniors about Sexual Assault Online Prevention Training

Each semester, an online prevention training will be sent to students who are classified as juniors. Juniors will receive the Sexual Assault Online Prevention training, which is approximately 30 minutes long. Sending the training to juniors will help ensure that our students receive as much information as possible to help maintain their health and safety while students at the University of Cincinnati. This will also help us fulfill the requirements of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Campus SaVE Act.

Students who are classified as juniors are expected to complete the training before the first day of classes.

There is an assessment before the training. We encourage you to be honest with your responses, as the information will help guide the prevention programming on campus. You have the option to skip questions if you do not feel comfortable answering them.

After you complete Part 1, you will receive Part 2 automatically 45 days later. It will be sent to your UC email, so please keep an eye on your email for the follow up training.

Have Any Questions?

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students have their own technical support team that is not affiliated with UC. If you need technical support, please call 1(866) 384-9062 or visit this EverFI Help Center website.

If you still have questions, send an email and we will follow up as soon as we can!

Remember, the email account is not a confidential source. If you would like to talk to someone confidentially, visit UC Safe.