Incoming Students Required to Complete Online Training
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) is committed to providing a healthy environment on all campuses throughout the system.
This past year, the USG Task Force on Campus Safety and Security, co-chaired by Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, proposed a plan to ensure all incoming students are properly informed with respect to sexual assault and misconduct.
Beginning this fall semester, the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with all other USG institutions, is requiring all incoming students to participate in two online educational courses — AlcoholEdu and Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault — as part of a comprehensive health program designed to promote the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community.
“Educating our students on the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, as well as how to make well-informed decisions about alcohol, is vital to our students’ wellbeing and their success. We appreciate everyone taking an active role in educating our students and reminding them to complete this very important training,” says Burns Newsome, director of Compliance Programs.
This new mandatory training program requires all incoming undergraduate students –first-year and transfer students – to complete all of the online training requirements for two educational courses, AlcoholEdu and Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault, by October 15, 2015. Failure to complete the online training requirements for these two educational courses by October 15 will result in a registration hold for the spring 2016 semester. This hold will remain in place until all the training requirements for both educational courses are satisfied.
As of this date, all incoming undergraduate students should have completed Part I of the online training courses for AlcoholEdu and Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault. Students will receive an email invitation to begin Part II of online training approximately six weeks after completing Part I. Students who have completed Part I and have not received an invitation to complete Part II should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans to require this training of all students, including graduate students, faculty, and staff, will be announced later this year.
For more information, visit onlinehealth.communityhealth.gatech.edu.