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Online Prevention Education Courses


To support student success and promote a safe and healthy campus community, UCM requires new students to complete online prevention education courses. These courses are free and confidential, and provide information to help you get started strong at UCM. Each course also provides ways to get help or more information.

Some courses are assigned before your first semester starts, and some are assigned after the semester begins. Not all courses are assigned to all new students.

To take the courses:
-- Log into MyCentral
-- Go to the Student tab then Records and Registration
-- Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Prevention Education block and follow the instructions

Information About Holds

Due to the critical importance of the information in the Sexual Violence Prevention course, an enrollment hold is placed on student accounts until the course is completed.

Enrollment holds for this course are removed daily. 

Be sure to complete this required course in time for Spring 2022 enrollment! Spring enrollment starts on Monday, October 18.


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Year 1 College Behavior Profile

This is a quick self-assessment about attitudes and behaviors concerning alcohol and other drugs. It will give you non-judgmental feedback, as well as resources at UCM and in the community to get more information and receive support. A pre-matriculation course for first-time/first year undergrads 23 and younger.

Takes about 15 minutes; you must complete this course in one sitting.

This course is closed for Fall 2021.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

This course will educate you on the risks of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and teach you successful strategies for handling dangerous situations related to these substances. The course also provides resources for more information and support at UCM and in the community. For all undergrads 23 and younger.

Takes about 30 minutes; you can log in and out of the course as needed.

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Sexual Violence Prevention

We believe you should have the opportunity to learn in a safe and civil environment, free from sexual and interpersonal violence.  This course discusses consent, provides an overview of sexual violence, empowers you to take action to prevent further harm, and provides resources for more information and support at UCM and in the community. For all new students.

Takes about 60 minutes; you can log in and out of the course as needed.

Note: completion of this course is required to be eligible for enrollment for the Spring 2022 semester.

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Ask. Listen. Refer.

This suicide prevention course will provide information about how to help yourself or someone you care about, as well as information about supportive resources at UCM and in the community. For all new students.

Takes about 20 minutes; you must complete this course in one sitting.

This course can be taken at any time by going to

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to take these courses if I'm a graduate student, older student or Online Only student, or if I took similar classes at a different college or university?

We want all students to understand UCM's policies and procedures related to alcohol and other drug misuse and sexual misconduct.  These important issues affect students both on and off campus, and we want our students to be aware of the supportive resources available to them and how to get help. Also, these courses are updated each year with new content, and we want to be sure all new students have the most recent and accurate information. 

Why is UCM requiring students to take a Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) course?

The course helps students understand healthy and unhealthy relationships and resources available for those who may experience sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. The 2013 federal Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE Act) requires all new students to complete a sexual and interpersonal violence prevention education; this program fulfills this requirement.

When will my enrollment hold be removed?

Holds are removed automatically overnight between 2:00-6:00 AM. Please wait until the day after you've completed the course to check to see if your hold has been removed.

Do I have to be 18 to take SVP?

No, the minimum age requirement to take this course is 17 years old.

But I am single and don't date, so why do I have to take the SVP course?

Even students who are not in an intimate relationship need to recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships in others and know how to safely intervene if they observe problematic behavior. Whether you plan to be in a relationship or not, this information will help you navigate future school and work environments.

Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?

Yes it is confidential, and no, your name will not be linked with your answers. The UCM staff who implement the program will know if you have completed the course, but will not know your individual responses or answers to questions. Your name and responses are separated and kept in separate data storage facilities. These courses have been designed to protect your privacy.

What do I do if I’m having technical issues with the courses?

Ensure that you are using the most recent version of a supported browser:

  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome

Additional things to try:

  • Switch to Audio only mode.
  • Close all other applications and tabs (music, social media, etc.).
  • Delete your browser history and cookies.
  • Reboot the computer.
  • Switch to another supported browser.
  • Disable all popup blockers and third party toolbars.
  • If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection.
  • Try accessing the course from a different connection (computer lab, library, etc.).
  • Try accessing the course at a different time of day (e.g.: during non-peak internet usage hours, like morning).

Need help?

Each course has a Help section designed to answer common technical issues and other questions. If you can't get help that way, send an email to with your full name, 700# and a description of the issue, and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.




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