Course Description

Preparing students to succeed post-graduation means equipping them now with the skills and knowledge to identify and intervene when they witness unsafe or unhealthy behavior with friends or coworkers. Research shows that the most effective prevention education requires messaging that is tailored to diverse populations and delivered across the student lifecycle.

EVERFI’s Sexual Assault Prevention Suite is a comprehensive education solution that engages students as they progress, fostering healthy relationships and preparing them to recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment when it occurs.

In support of creating safe, healthy campus communities, the NCAA sexual violence policy requires annual training in sexual violence, hazing, and bullying prevention for athletic staff. In this course, learners explore their role in creating and maintaining a team and Athletic Department culture free from sexual violence and other misconduct.

Learning Objectives

  • Establish values in relationships,  identify grounding values, and explore the significant role values play in the decision-making process
  • Explain the way negative language choices adversely impact team cultures and how positive language choices can contribute to respectful and healthy environments
  • Recognize what hazing is and identify its consequences for individuals and organizations
  • Define consent
  • Identify ways to help victims of sexual assault, harassment, or violence and implement sexual assault and harassment prevention strategies
  • Identify and explain the effects of intimate partner violence;  classify signs of abuse; and recognize and share guidelines for offering support to students as necessary
  • Recognize sexual harassment and its emotional impact on students

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

This module introduces the topic of sexual assault prevention in the context of athletic staff and how it aligns with NCAA standards.

  • Custom Campus Conduct Policy Page
  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Pre-Course Survey

Module 2: A Culture of Respect

This module explores personal values as the foundation to healthy and respectful relationships. It also introduces several important laws related to this topic, including Title IX and NCAA guiding regulations. It establishes the importance of the role the learner plays on campus through their leadership in the athletic departments, and outlines specific techniques that can be implemented to effectively and safely intervene in situations of sexual assault.

  • Custom Athletic Department Policy Page
  • Custom Nondiscrimination Policy Page

Module 3: The Power of Language

This module begins by teaching the learner how to identify disrespectful language, a critical tool to identifying instances of harmful stereotyping, bullying, or hazing. After exploring these topics, the learner then applies the knowledge they have gained to a variety of interactive scenarios, practicing their ability to identify and safely and appropriately intervene in multiple harmful situations. This module contains one custom policy.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • Custom Recruiting and Visitor Hosting Policy Page

Module 4: A Surprising Revelation

In this module, the various steps to responding to a report of sexual harassment are outlined and the learner applies them through interactive scenarios. The concepts of consent and coercion are introduced, and the impact of sexual assault on survivors is explored. This sets the foundation for identifying how to support survivors in effective and meaningful ways.

  • Custom Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures for Staff Policy Page
  • Custom Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures for Students Policy Page
  • Additional Resources for Reporting

Module 5: A Rough Situation

In this module, several signs of abuse are introduced. The learner is introduced to the topics of intimate partner violence and stalking, and practices identifying these behaviors through interactive scenarios. They also review strategic ways to respond to survivors of these behaviors effectively.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 6: Unwanted Attention

In this module, sexual harassment is defined and its impact on those who have experienced it is explored. Student protections that are established through legislation are also explained.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • Additional Resources for School and Local Resources

Module 7: Conclusion

  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Additional Resources for Local and Medical Resources

There is an additional post-course, follow-up survey (which mirrors the pre-course survey) that is assigned as a separate learning activity and considered Part 2. EVERFI recommends assigning Part 2 of the course 30-45 days after the learner completes Part 1.

This 30-45 day intersession period allows learners to process the information from the course, start putting their new knowledge and skills into practice, and become more acclimated to their environment. This enables the Part 2 follow-up survey to assess changes in learner attitudes and behaviors, as well as the impact of the school or organization environment.

Automated Assignments can be used to implement an intersession.

Post-Course Survey

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