All students to take sexual assault prevention training

All Iowa State students will complete sexual assault prevention training this fall as part of Title IX requirements.

The freshman class was the only one last fall to complete this training, and that class will get a refresher. The training now expands to all students, including graduate students.

This year's course comes in two parts and is accessible to students through Canvas. The first part takes about 45 minutes and must be completed by Sept. 9. The second part -- due by Sept. 30 -- is a confidential survey sent 21 days after the training is completed to assess what students have learned. The training can be completed in multiple sittings.

Margo Foreman, Title IX coordinator and assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion and equal opportunity, said the training not only reinforces what students know, but shows them how they can use their influence to make campus safer. She asks faculty and staff to remind students to complete the training.

Once students are in Canvas, help is available for logging in and completing the training.

Foreman also reminds student employees to complete an additional course that deals with their responsibility to report inappropriate activity. There are additional training courses for student-athletes and athletics staff.  

Faculty and staff training programs are done through Learn@ISU and are automatically triggered 30 days after employment begins.