AlcoholEdu, DiversityEdu, and Sexual Assault Prevention

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As a new first-year, transfer, or graduate student at Virginia Tech, you will need to complete online program(s). Virginia Tech believes that a student’s ability to learn is enhanced when they are a member of a safe and healthy community. A non-inclusive environment, the misuse or abuse of alcohol, and sexual misconduct can all be significant barriers to academic success. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and eliminate alcohol misuse as well as incidents of unwanted sexual behavior.

To learn more about why we ask you to take these programs or if you need help with technical issues you may experience, please refer to the documentation below.

These program(s) vary by student enrollment type. Select the button that matches your enrollment type to view the required programs and your deadline for completion.

Programs will be available August 1, 2019.

Virginia Tech is deeply committed to your well-being, academic success, and engagement in a unique learning experience that doesn’t end in the classroom. We believe that your ability to learn is enhanced when you are a member of a safe and healthy community.

DiversityEdu supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community by increasing our understanding and acceptance of diversity in all forms.

We also want to prevent alcohol misuse and unwanted sexual behavior. Sexual Assault Prevention and AlcoholEdu are part of Virginia Tech’s comprehensive prevention strategies and a response to federal guidelines specified by the Campus SaVE Act and EDGAR, part 86, respectively.

To learn more about these programs or any technical issues you may experience, please refer to the documentation below. Should a student elect to not take this free online training, a hold may be placed on their student account. This will prevent them from enrolling in classes until this training is complete.

Programs will be available August 1, 2019.

DiversityEdu supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community by increasing our understanding and acceptance of diversity in all forms. The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has determined that DiversityEdu be a requirement for all incoming students.

Sexual Assault Prevention is an online educational program on the important issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact many college students across the country. Transfer students are asked to take this online program as part of Virginia Tech’s new comprehensive prevention strategy and in response to federal guidelines specified by the Campus SaVE Act.

Transfer students are required to take Sexual Assault Prevention and DiversityEdu.

Programs will be available August 1, 2019.

DiversityEdu supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community by increasing our understanding and acceptance of diversity in all forms. The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has determined that DiversityEdu be a requirement for all incoming students.

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates is an online educational program for adults on the important issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Graduate students are asked to take this online program as part of Virginia Tech’s new comprehensive prevention strategy and in response to federal guidelines specified by the Campus SaVE Act.

If you are employed by the university, including as a graduate assistant, you may also be required to take the Compliance Workshop through Equity and Accessibility. This program is different than Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates. Please talk to your department to find out if you are required to take the Compliance Workshop.

If you do not complete Part I by the deadline, a registration hold may be placed on your student account, which may prevent you from signing up for spring classes.

Programs will be available August 1, 2019.

About Online Programs

What is AlcoholEdu?

Question: What is AlcoholEdu?
Answer: AlcoholEdu is a two-part program designed to inform you about responsible alcohol use if you choose to consume alcohol and may help you understand how to cope with the behavior of your peers if you choose to abstain. After completing AlcoholEdu, we expect that you will have an increased understanding of alcohol and the potential for abuse. Our goal is to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol misuse and abuse for everyone.

Question: Will this be boring?
Answer: AlcoholEdu is not a lecture, so no. It is interactive and many students are surprised about how much they learned through this program.

Question: Why did Virginia Tech choose AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Virginia Tech has joined other top schools in the country by offering AlcoholEdu because it is an online, science-based prevention program that provides a tailored educational experience focusing on the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Research supports AlcoholEdu as an effective tool in creating a healthy campus environment for all students (regardless of alcohol use behaviors). Used at over 600 colleges and universities across the country, data gathered from AlcoholEdu surveys indicates a significant improvement in alcohol-related behaviors. Students who have completed AlcoholEdu at other campuses are much less likely to develop alcohol problems or experience negative consequences (e.g. vomiting, hangover, missing class, injuries) as a result of alcohol use.

Question: What does AlcoholEdu cover?
Answer: The key content areas of AlcoholEdu include:

  • Definition of a standard drink
  • Factors that affect blood alcohol concentration
  • Short- and long-term effects of alcohol on the body
  • Negative alcohol consequences, including blackouts and hangovers; danger signs of alcohol poisoning
  • Prevalence rates for alcohol abstention, high-risk drinking, and alcohol-related sexual assaults
  • Factors that influence people’s decisions and attitudes about drinking
  • Laws and policies

Question: How is the program structured?
Answer: AlcoholEdu is a two-part program with a 45-day intermission between Part I and Part II.

Question: How do the programs address diverse student needs?
Answer: Customized by sex, alcohol use patterns, level of awareness, and student choices, the AlcoholEdu program content is relevant to each student. The program pathway is different for every student and based on their individual needs.

Question: Is AlcoholEdu confidential?
Answer: Yes. The AlcoholEdu administrator at Virginia Tech will receive your score on the exam, but this is the only information ever matched with your identity. Your parents will NOT have access to any information (including your score on the knowledge exam) unless you choose to share it with them or sign an information release that allows us to share it with them. Virginia Tech only receives the aggregate data to increase the efficacy of our wellness efforts. During the surveys, you will be asked if you would like more information about specific Virginia Tech organizations. If you click "yes," you will receive information (via email) regarding only the organizations you selected.

Why do I have to complete AlcoholEdu?

Question: Why do I have to complete AlcoholEdu?
Answer: We care about you and we take your safety seriously. Virginia Tech is deeply committed to your well-being, academic success, and engaging you in a learning experience that creates a healthier campus community. National health data suggests that alcohol use habits of incoming college students can change dramatically based on a number of factors (expectations, history, environment, etc.). AlcoholEdu engages students to think about some of the situations and environments common in collegiate settings and helps them clarify their values when it comes to choosing to use alcohol. We believe that people will make the most informed decision for themselves if equipped with accurate knowledge.

What do I have to do? (Requirements)

Question: What will happen if I do not meet the deadline for AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Should a student not elect to take this free online training, a hold may be placed on their student account. This will prevent them from enrolling in classes or accessing their student account until this training is complete.

Question: Who is required to complete AlcoholEdu?
Answer: All 2-year and 4-year domestic and international students enrolling in their first semester of classes are required to take AlcoholEdu. This includes the Ag-Tech 2-year program. If you have questions about your status, please contact your department. What if I don’t drink or it’s against my beliefs?

Question: What do I have to do to complete of AlcoholEdu?
Answer: You must obtain a grade of 80% or higher on the test to pass Part I and complete Part II which will be emailed to you 45 days after completing Part I. Part II only takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Students must finish Part II to complete the program.

Question: What happens if I don't pass the test? (AKA just click through the program)
Answer: You will need to retake the program. Successful completion of AlcoholEdu includes passing the knowledge exam and completing the final chapter and survey.

If you have documented learning accommodation or language barrier, please contact us and let us know. We will work with you to complete the program.

Question: Do I have to do Part II?
Answer: Yes. Part II will be emailed to you 45 days after completing Part I.

Question: How do I complete Part II of AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Wait. You cannot take Part II immediately. You will be emailed 45 days after completing Part I indicating that Part II is ready. Part II takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

Question: Why do I have to wait 45 days to complete the programs after Part I?
Answer: The 45-day wait is in place in order to have students apply the knowledge from the programs to their specific college environment. Students are then assessed at the end of the wait period to see what changes or differences were made due to the knowledge they gained in the program.

Question: Do I need a textbook or materials for this program?
Answer: No. A textbook and/or materials are not needed.

Question: Will I receive college credit for taking AlcoholEdu?
Answer: No. You will not receive college credit for AlcoholEdu.

What if I am a Parent/Guardian and I want to know more?

Question: What if my student does not drink or it’s against our religious beliefs?
Answer: Please see What if I don't drink?

Question: What will my student see when they take AlcoholEdu?
Answer:

Question: Did my student complete AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Parents will not have access to any student specific information (including a student’s score on the knowledge exam) unless the student chooses to share it with them or they sign an information release that allows us to share it with them.

Note: The web-based alcohol abuse prevention program is meant for students to complete on their own and not with a parent or guardian. Please allow your student to complete the program on their own.

Question: What if I have more or different questions that weren’t answered here?
Answer: We want to know! Please contact us.

How do I access AlcoholEdu?

Question: How do I login?
Answer: You will login by visiting the Online Programs Home Page Please use your VT PID when logging in and have your password, and the ability to complete two-factor identification to enter the site. If you do not know your password, please visit: http://www.4help.vt.edu/.

Always be sure to access AlcoholEdu through the Online Programs Home Page. Do not sign into the EverFi website directly. You will not receive credit for completing the program if it is accessed outside of the Online Programs Home Page.

Question: If I don’t have computer access at home do I still need to complete AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Yes. To take the program you will need access to a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer at home, you can use any publicly available computer with internet access and audio capabilities. Public computers are available at your local public library, copy center, or community center. Virginia Tech provides computer labs and Wi-Fi Internet access across campus for anyone with a VT PID.

What if I need an accommodation to fulfill this requirement?

Question: Who do I contact if I believe I need accommodations to complete AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Please contact us below and we will work with you to meet these requirements.

* What if I don’t use alcohol?

Question: Do I still need to complete AlcoholEdu if I don't drink?
Answer: Yes. All incoming first year VT students need to complete the program. Even if you don't use alcohol, you may still be impacted by alcohol use issues in the college environment. AlcoholEdu provides personalized paths through the curriculum so if you don't use alcohol, you will receive support and specific information tailored to your choice. AlcoholEdu will also provide you with important information regarding coping with potential behavior of your peers while under the influence of alcohol.

Question: Why do I have to do this if my religious beliefs forbid alcohol use?
Answer: Alcohol use in the college environment has the potential to affect everyone. Even if you don't use alcohol, you may be impacted by the potential behavior of your peers. AlcoholEdu provides personalized paths through the program so if you don't use alcohol, you will receive support and specific information tailored to your choice.

If you still have questions or concerns about AlcoholEdu and your beliefs or non-use of alcohol, please contact us below and someone will be in touch with you.

How will I find out about AlcoholEdu?

Question: How will students find out about AlcoholEdu?
Answer: Students are informed of the program participation requirements through their VT email account three weeks before classes start in the spring and fall semesters. They are also informed of this program by information in orientation materials and vigorous promoting during new student orientation and the “You're in... Now What?” website. Emails with directions on how to login to the program will be sent out three weeks before the first day of classes. Continuous reminders will be sent out until the due date.

Question: When will AlcoholEdu be available?
Answer: AlcoholEdu opens about three weeks before the start of fall and spring semester every year. Summer enrollees will take AlcoholEdu with our incoming Fall students.

What if I have a technical problem with the program?

Question: What if I have a technical problem with the program?
Answer: Please contact us below.

How do I contact someone if I have more questions?

Question: How do I contact someone if I have more questions?
Answer: Please contact us below.

What is DiversityEdu?

As an inclusive community, Virginia Tech joins our peer institutions, in requiring DiversityEdu for all incoming students. This research-based online course teaches skills for engaging successfully with diversity and mitigating the influence of unconscious biases and stereotypical thinking on personal choices and professional decisions. DiversityEdu is a key part of Virginia Tech's commitment to prepare students for the communities where you live, learn, and build a career.

DiversityEdu is part of InclusiveVT, the “institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (that I may serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.” It has been endorsed as a requirement by Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors and President Sands. The overwhelming majority of students--between 85 and 95 percent--report that taking DiversityEdu taught them useful skills for managing assumptions, recognizing stereotypes and myths, and proactively assessing the impact of their communications, choices, and decisions.

Question: What does DiversityEdu cover?
Answer: DiversityEdu is composed of open-ended questions, knowledge tests, and diversity-related skills to help you become part of our community of Hokies. Topics include:

  • Overview of InclusiveVT
  • Defining diversity inclusively
  • Engaging comfortably with difference
  • Managing assumptions
  • Searching for similarities
  • Understanding the effects of stereotypical thinking
  • Focusing on the impact of language and behavior choices
  • Addressing microaggressions

DiversityEdu doesn’t tell you what to do or believe. Instead, DiversityEdu introduces and reinforces skills that all members of the community can put into practice as part of their everyday actions, communications, and choices.

Question: Who should take DiversityEdu?
Answer: Every incoming first year and transfer student, as well as all graduate and professional students, are required to complete DiversityEdu. Participation in DiversityEdu encourages thoughtful conversations and helps you engage with Virginia Tech's inclusive culture and Principles of Community.

What do I have to do?

Question: What do I have to do to complete DiversityEdu?
Answer: You will receive an email with instructions and deadlines for completing DiversityEdu. The online program takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and can be taken in segments. You have access to the program 24 hours a day, allowing you to complete the program at your own pace before the beginning of classes.

Question: What happens if I don’t do it?
Answer: A hold will be placed on your student account if you do not complete the program. You will not be able to register for next semester's classes until DiversityEdu is completed.

Question: What kind of tasks do I have to do to get credit for taking the program?
Answer: DiversityEdu requires you to complete short multiple-choice self-assessments and other interactive exercises. These exercises are designed to enhance your engagement with the material and your enjoyment of the program. You are also presented with questions calling for typed-in responses. Self-assessments and exercises must be completed in order to advance through the program. Failure to finish the final survey may cause your completion not to be recorded in Canvas. You are encouraged to print your responses for future discussions that may occur in residence halls and classes.

  • Survey: All DiversityEdu program-takers must complete pre- and post-program surveys. Survey responses are anonymous and are used to make program improvements.
  • Program credit: When the survey is submitted your completion of the program is electronically recorded.
  • Certificate of completion and printable materials: You have the option of printing out a certificate of completion and other materials.

Question: Who will see my answers? How is the data kept? Will my parents be told what I report?
Answer: All survey responses are strictly confidential; Virginia Tech only receives information about the student body as a whole and NEVER sees anyone’s individual answers.

The DiversityEdu administrator at Virginia Tech receives notifications of your completion in Canvas, Virginia Tech’s course management system. This is the only information ever matched with your identity. According to FERPA regulations, your parents will not have access to any information unless you choose to share it with them or sign an information release that allows us to share it with them.

During the surveys, you are asked if you want more information about inclusion and diversity resources at Virginia Tech. If you click "yes," you will receive emails about InclusiveVT events and programs.

Question: Do I need a textbook or materials for this program?
Answer: No, everything that you need is provided online through the program.

Question: Will I receive college program credit for taking DiversityEdu?
Answer: You do not receive college program credit for DiversityEdu.

Question: How will students find out about DiversityEdu?
Answer: You will be informed of program participation requirements and login information through your VT e-mail account at the beginning of the semester. Continuous reminders are sent out until the due date.

How do I access DiversityEdu?

Question: How will I access DiversityEdu?
Answer: DiversityEdu is available through Virginia Tech’s Canvas course management system. When you click on the link on the Online Prevention Portal, you are taken to Canvas. There, you login with your Virginia Tech PID and password. Once in Canvas, click on the courses tab on the left side of the page and look for your DiversityEdu program. When you enter the site, you will see further instructions on taking DiversityEdu. You may log in and out of the site after completing each section. You will be asked if you would like to resume where you left off when you log in again. If you have trouble accessing Canvas, visit the Virginia Tech Canvas Help and Support page.

Question: I don't have computer access at home. Do I still need to complete DiversityEdu?
Answer: Yes. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Public computers are often available in your local public library, copy center, or community center. Virginia Tech provides computer labs and Wi-Fi Internet access across campus for anyone with a VT PID.

Question: What email should I use?
Answer: Be sure to use your Virginia Tech PID (email address) each time you access DiversityEdu, rather than using a Yahoo/ Hotmail/ Gmail or other accounts. You are not able to log in to Canvas without a Virginia Tech PID.

Question: I believe I need accommodations to fulfill the requirements of this program. Who do I need to contact?
Answer: DiversityEdu programs will comply to the highest accessibility standards for educational software, known as W3C. DiversityEdu has always complied fully with section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The DiversityEdu program contains closed captioning. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact DiversityEdu@vt.edu.

What if I have a technical problem with the program?

Question: What if I have a technical problem with the program?
Answer: For questions about program problems or technical difficulties, please contact support@diversityedu.com.

Question: How do I contact someone if I have questions?

Question: How do I contact someone if I have questions?
Answer: You may contact the DiversityEdu administrator at DiversityEdu@vt.edu if you have additional questions.

Question: What additional resources are available to learn more about diversity and inclusion?
Answer: Virginia Tech has a wide variety of programs that promote and advance diversity. Please visit the InclusiveVT website for a list of resources both on and off campus.

General Information

Question: What is Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: Sexual Assault Prevention is an interactive, online program designed to help you learn more about the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact many college students across the county. It is also designed to help students understand the concept and role of consent as it relates to healthy sexual relationships. Virginia Tech takes these issues very seriously and wants to ensure students understand sexual violence is not tolerated in our community. In addition, we want all students to be aware of resources available if they ever need them.


We recognize that talking about sexual violence can be difficult and want to acknowledge that some of you may have had personal experiences with this topic. If taking this program is difficult or triggering for you, please know there are resources on campus to support you, even prior to your arrival to campus. If you are a survivor and need to talk before or after taking the program, please visit our Stop Abuse website for help.

Question: Why am I required to take Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: Sexual violence is a major health issue on campuses across the country. We believe that the only way to prevent sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence is to educate our community and to support open, safe spaces for conversation. At Virginia Tech, we take your health and safety seriously, and we want to work together to create a campus where everyone can live, study, work, and have fun safely.

Question: What does Sexual Assault Prevention cover?
Answer: Sexual Assault Prevention contains information and scenarios related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The program uses stories and interactive learning activities to help students learn many concepts, including the cultural factors that impact violence, how you build healthy relationships, identify “red flags,” and how to be active and effective members of your community.

The program covers the following topics:

  • Ethics of relationships
  • The effect of alcohol on relationships
  • Consent
  • Definitions of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking
  • Common myths about sexual assault

Requirements

Question: Who should take Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: First-year and transfer students are asked to take this program. New graduate students also take Sexual Assault Prevention, though they take a program designed specifically for graduate populations.

Question: What do I have to do to complete Part I of Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: You should complete all of the lessons, as well as the post quiz.

Question: What will happen if I do not meet the deadline for Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: The University may place a hold on your account if you do not complete Part I of Sexual Assault Prevention, which may prohibit you from enrolling in classes until you complete the program.

Accessing Sexual Assault Prevention

Question: I don't have computer access at home. Do I still need to complete Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: Yes. To take the program, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Public computers are often available in your local public library, copy center, or community center. Virginia Tech provides computer labs and Wi-Fi Internet access across campus for anyone with a VT PID.

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years, other than INTERNET EXPLORER.
  • You may take the program in multiple sittings.
  • The program may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the program.

Question: How do I login?
Answer: You will login by visiting the Online Programs Homepage. You will need your VT PID and password to enter the site. This is the same username (PID) and password you would use to access your VT e-mail. If you do not know your username (PID) password, please visit the Create PID website or call (540) 231-4357.

The first time you enter the Sexual Assault Prevention site you will need to complete the registration form in order to create an account. You will not need to create an additional login or password. You may login and out of the site after completing each section. Section ends are marked with a Next button. ALWAYS LOGIN THROUGH EVERFI, never go directly to the Sexual Assault Prevention site or you will get an error message when logging in.

Question: I believe I need accommodations to fulfill the requirements of this program. Who do I need to contact?
Answer: If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact us below.

Marketing & Communications

Question: How will students find out about Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: Students are informed of the program participation requirements through their VT e-mail account on the last business day of July. They are also informed of this program by information in orientation materials and vigorous promoting during orientation events during the first three weeks of July. E-mails with directions on how to login to the programs and continual reminders will be sent out between the last business day of July and the Thursday before the first day of classes, which is the deadline.

Question: When will Sexual Assault Prevention be available?
Answer: Virginia Tech makes Sexual Assault Prevention available to students via email on the last business day of July.

Additional Questions

Question: Who will see my answers? How is the data kept? Will my parents be told what I report?
Answer: Virginia Tech will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student's answers.

The Sexual Assault Prevention administrator at Virginia Tech will receive your score on the exam, but this is the only information ever matched with your identity. Your parents will not have access to any information (including your score on the knowledge exam) unless you choose to share it with them or sign an information release that allows us to share it with them.

During the surveys, you will be asked if you would like more information about specific Virginia Tech volunteer opportunities. If you click "yes," you will receive information (via e-mail) regarding only the selected organizations.

Question: Do I need a textbook or materials for this program?
Answer: A textbook and materials are not needed. Everything that you need is provided to you online through the program.

Question: Will I receive college program credit for taking Sexual Assault Prevention?
Answer: You will not receive college program credit for Sexual Assault Prevention. This program is designed to increase your knowledge, abilities, and skills pertaining to to gender based violence. It is an expectation of Virginia Tech and expected of any new student entering the university. The program is designed for population-level prevention and is meant to assist students, Virginia Tech, and the community in creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone to live, work, and study.

General Information

Question: What is Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates is a thoughtful, interactive educational program for adults on the important issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Graduate students are asked to take this online program as part of Virginia Tech’s new comprehensive prevention strategy and in response to federal guidelines specified by the Campus SaVE Act.

We recognize that talking about sexual violence can be difficult and want to acknowledge that some of you may have had personal experiences with this topic. If taking this program is difficult or triggering for you, please know there are resources on campus to support you, even prior to your arrival to campus. If you are a survivor and need to talk before or after taking the program, please visit our Stop Abuse website for help.

Question: What does Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates cover?
Answer: Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates contains information and scenarios related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking. The program uses stories and interactive learning activities to help graduate students learn many concepts, including the cultural factors that impact violence, how you build healthy relationships and identify red flags, and how to be active and effective members of your community.

Requirements

Question: Who should take Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: All new graduate students are asked to take this program. First-year undergraduate and transfer students also take a version of Sexual Assault Prevention, though they take a program designed specifically for younger populations.

Question: What do I have to do to complete Part I of Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: You must complete all the sections in Part I, as well as the post exam.

Question: What will happen if I do not meet the deadline for Part I of Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: The University may place a hold on your account if you do not complete the program, which may prevent you from enrolling for classes.

Question: When do I have to complete Part II of Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: You cannot take Part II immediately. You will be emailed 30 days after completing Part I indicating that Part II is ready. You can complete it on your own time.

Accessing Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates

Question: I don't have computer access at home. Do I still need to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: Yes. To take the program, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Public computers are often available in your local public library, copy center, or community center. Virginia Tech provides computer labs and Wi-Fi Internet access across campus for anyone with a VT PID.

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years, other than INTERNET EXPLORER.
  • You may take the program in multiple sittings.
  • The program may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the program.

Question: How do I login?
Answer: You will login by visiting the Online Programs homepage. You will need your VT PID and password to enter the site. This is the same username (PID) and password you would use to access your VT e-mail. If you do not know your username (PID) password, please visit the Create PID website for assistance or call (540) 231-4357.

The first time you enter the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates site you will need to complete the registration form in order to create an account. You will not need to create an additional login or password. You may login and out of the site after completing each section. Section ends are marked with a Next button. ALWAYS LOGIN THROUGH EVERFI; never go directly to the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates site or you will get an error message when logging in.

Question: I believe I need accommodations to fulfill the requirements of this program. Who do I need to contact?
Answer: If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact us below.

Marketing & Communications

Question: How will students find out about Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: Students are informed of the program participation requirements through their VT e-mail account. They are also informed of this program by information in orientation materials and vigorous promoting during orientation events during the last two weeks of August. E-mails with directions on how to login to the programs and continual reminders will be sent out prior to the deadline.

Question: When will Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates be available?
Answer: Virginia Tech makes Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates available to students via email on the last business day of July.

Additional Questions

Question: Who will see my answers? How is the data kept? Will my parents be told what I report?
Answer: Virginia Tech will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student's answers.

The Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates administrator at Virginia Tech will receive your score on the exam, but this is the only information ever matched with your identity.

During the surveys, you will be asked if you would like more information about specific Virginia Tech volunteer opportunities. If you click "yes," you will receive information (via e-mail) regarding only the selected organizations.

Question: Do I need a textbook or materials for this program?
Answer: A textbook and materials are not needed. Everything that you need is provided to you online through the program.

Question: Will I receive college program credit for taking Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates?
Answer: You will not receive program credit for Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates. The program is designed for population-level prevention and is meant to assist students, Virginia Tech, and the community in creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone to live, work, and study.

Dear New Hokie,

Welcome to Virginia Tech. I know you're excited about being a new Hokie, and we're really looking forward to seeing you on campus! The first day of classes is just a few weeks away and I'm sure you're busy getting ready for college life. I’m asking you to add a few very important items to your checklist. Several online programs must be completed by all new students before they come to campus. These programs will provide you with critical information you need to achieve your full potential and thrive in a safe, collegial, and inclusive environment. These programs will help all of us have the best possible experience at Virginia Tech this year. Program requirements vary by student enrollment type.

  • AlcoholEdu promotes increased understanding of alcohol and the potential for abuse, with the goal of reducing the negative consequences of alcohol misuse and abuse for everyone (to be taken by all first-year undergraduates).
  • DiversityEdu introduces students to InclusiveVT and our Principles of Community and shares how to contribute to a welcoming, affirming, inclusive campus environment (to be taken by first-year undergraduates, undergraduate transfer students, and graduate students).
  • Sexual Assault Prevention introduces students to the critical issue of gender-based violence on our nation’s campuses and teaches skills for engaging as an active bystander and agent for cultural change (to be taken by first-year undergraduates, undergraduate transfer students, and graduate students).

Again, program requirements vary by student enrollment type; more specific guidelines are provided on the program access page. We want you to have this information before coming to campus because it will help you transition into your life as a Virginia Tech student. You will develop a greater understanding of what is expected from all of us, as we live and learn together in this unique and special community of Hokies.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Sincerely,

Tim Sands, President
Virginia Tech

Contact Online Programs

If you are a student needing an accommodation, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) via email at ssd@vt.edu or by phone at 540-231-3788.

Note: These online programs are meant for students to complete on their own and not with a parent or guardian. We encourage conversation with your student regarding the program content.

For technical troubleshooting, inquiries, and any other questions, please contact us using the following links.