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.

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students equips graduate students with the tools needed to navigate new and complex relationships including how to identify and respond to harassment from a faculty member or advisor, other workplace-based harassment, how to respectfully engage with undergraduate students, and how to respond to student disclosures. This course reflects training requirements outlined in the 2020 Title IX changes.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn strategies to recognize and take action in risky or harmful situations
  • Explore options for how to respond to and support someone who has experienced this behavior
  • Learn how to access resources for support

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

The introduction welcomes learners into the course. Instructions will help ease learners into the course design and content, and learners are invited to reflect on the negative impact sexual assault has within a community, and the role individuals can play in creating a safe and supportive campus environment.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Pre-Course Survey
  • Pre-CourseQuiz

Module 2: Values, Identities, and Relationships

In this module, learners reflect on their identities and personal values, and explore how these influence their perceptions of relationships and sexual violence. Learners will learn to respond to friends or peers who are or have experienced abuse as well as strategies to intervening if they think a friend is being abusive.

  • Custom Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 3: Sexual Harassment and Stalking

Learners will be able to define and recognize forms of harassment common to the academic  workplace, including sexual harassment, and review information related to stalking.  Learners will review relevant state laws related to stalking and are introduced to strategies for responding to disclosures.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 4: Consent, Coercion, and Taking Action

This module presents an in-depth exploration of consent and coercion. Designed to enable learners to distinguish between two, the course explore what it means for an individual to clearly give consent.

  • 3 Customizable Content Pages
  • Additional Resources for:
    • Consent Defintion
    • Student Groups & Organizations

Module 5: Reporting and Responding

This module provides the learner with guidance on responding to disclosures using empathetic and active listening skills. It introduces the learner to reporting options and the grievance/ disciplinary process, and shares local and national resources.

  • 5 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Additional Resources for:
    • School & Local Support Resources
    • Reporting Contacts
    • Medical & Healthcare Options
  • Student Engagement Survey

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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