Ithaca College expects all incoming first year students to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, an online educational program, prior to arriving on campus. This course must be completed on a computer, iPad, or tablet with access to internet and audio capabilities. In New York State, all colleges and universities have adopted a definition of affirmative consent. Affirmative consent is a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity. It is important that all of our students understand this definition and their role in preventing sexual violence from occurring in our community.
Additionally, Ithaca College is requiring all incoming students to complete Alcohol Edu which provides information about healthy behaviors related to the alcohol and other drugs. You can access information about this course by going here.
Access to these course begins on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. These courses each take about 60 minutes, and must be completed by Monday, August 19, 2019.
Instructions for the Sexual Assault Prevention course can be found here.
Instructions for Alcohol Edu can be found here
Question: What is the Purpose of Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates?
- Inform students about healthy sexual relationships, sexual assault awareness, prevention, and bystander intervention.
- Cover important information including the definition of consent, campus policies related to sexual misconduct, and resources available to students impacted by sexual assault or sexual violence.
- Help us create a common language in our community and sets a community standard where we do not condone sexual and dating violence of any kind.
- Promote a dialog about how we can create a culture on campus that is intolerant of sexual and dating violence
Question: How do students access the Sexual Assault Prevention course?
Answer: Instructions are available on the Sexual Assault Prevention Login page. The course must be completed on a computer, IPad, or tablet (NOT on a phone) with access to internet and audio capabilities.
Question: I am a transfer student. Do I need to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates?
Answer: We encourage transfer students to complete the course, but it is not mandatory.
Question: I am a parent/guardian of an incoming student. Do I have to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates?
Answer: No. There are special resources for family members listed on the SHARE website but there is no required course.
Question: What do I do if I do not have easy access to a computer in my home or community?
Answer: We ask that you consider all the possibilities to accessing a computer. A friend or family member may be willing to let you use their computer for this purpose. Also, many local libraries have computers available with internet access. If it is truly impossible to access a computer, you may receive an extension to complete the course on an Ithaca College computer. Please email Linda Koenig in the Title IX Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.