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Awareness and Prevention Courses

Western New England University is committed to excellence in the classroom and to providing a safe and supportive environment for all members of our campus community.  Together we make our University a better place to live, learn and grow.

As part of that commitment, the University has partnered with Everfi, an expert and national leader in providing online courses to promote sexual assault awareness and prevention and alcohol and drug abuse education. Because these issues are so important, all new incoming students are expected to take one of the sexual assault prevention courses listed below (for undergraduates, for graduates students or for student athletes) AND AlcoholEdu For College before regular classes begin. Read more about taking the courses and course content in a letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Questions about the courses can be directed to the Assistant Dean and Director of Residence Life at Gerard.Roeder@wne.edu or 413-782-1317. 

Please choose your course(s) from the list below:

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

To take this course, click HERE

This course is for all new incoming undergraduate students and transfer students. (Varsity student athletes are required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention For Athletes.The course promotes sexual assault awareness and prevention skills for men and women. It demonstrates healthy relationships, the importance of consent and being a good communicator, and examples of effective bystander intervention.

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Forty-five days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

**Varsity student athletes are required by the athletic department to take Sexual Assault Prevention For Student Athletes. They are not required to take Sexual Assault Prevention For Undergraduates, however they may take both courses if they choose. 

Sexual Assault Prevention for Student Athletes

To take this course, click HERE

This course is for varsity student athletes and is required by the athletic department before an athlete may compete. The course is similar to Sexual Assault Prevention For Undergraduates except that it is specifically geared toward college varsity athletes.  It promotes sexual assault awareness and prevention skills for men and women. It demonstrates healthy relationships, the importance of consent and being a good communicator, and examples of effective bystander intervention.

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Forty-five days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students

To take this course, click HERE

This course is for all new incoming graduate and non-traditional students. The course is similar to Sexual Assault Prevention For Undergraduates only it is geared toward older students.  It promotes sexual assault awareness and prevention skills for men and women. It demonstrates healthy relationships, the importance of consent and being a good communicator, and examples of effective bystander intervention.

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Forty-five days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing Education

To take this course, click HERE

 This course is for anyone seeking additional ongoing sexual assault awareness and prevention information. 

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Forty-five days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

AlcoholEdu for College

To take this course, click HERE

 Click HERE to see brief video overview of the course

This course is designed with traditional undergraduate college students in mind whether they choose to drink alcohol or not. Graduate and non-traditional students are welcome to take the course as well. 

Not everyone drinks alcohol. Whether or not you choose to drink alcohol, this course empowers students to make well-informed decisions.  It provides useful tips and strategies to help keep you and your friends safe. 

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Forty-five days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

AlcoholEdu for Sanctions

To take this course, click HERE

This course is for students required to receive additional training about alcohol risks and responsible decision making or for students who just want more information. 

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782 1221. Thirty days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

AlcoholEdu Ongoing Education

To take this course, click HERE

This course is for graduate and non-traditional students or for undergraduate students who have taken AlcoholEdu For College and want to learn more. 

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Thirty days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

To take this course, click HERE

This course is for students required to receive prescription drug abuse training or others simply seeking information about prescription drug abuse prevention. 

The course is interactive and take about 60 minutes to complete. If you find any of the course content upsetting and need support, resource information is available within the course menu or through Counseling Services at 413-782-1221. Thirty days after completing Part 1, you will receive an email reminder to complete a brief Post Survey (Part 2) to help the University measure how much students have learned and retained from the course. 

Other Important Information:

  • To avoid technical issues, please use a major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released in the past two years. Smartphones are not effective for taking the course.
  • The course may be taken over multiple sittings. It saves as you go and may be started, stopped and picked up where you left off.
  • The course includes surveys to help personalize experiences and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential. The University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.
  • Course technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed here or from the “Help” link under tools within the course. The course is  ADA compliant.