To support student success and promote a safe and healthy campus community, UCM requires new students to complete online health promotion 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 Health Services
-- Follow the instructions in the Office of Health Promotion block
Due to the critical importance of the information in the Sexual Violence Prevention course, if the course is not completed by the first day of enrollment for the following semester, an enrollment hold will be placed on your student account until the course is completed.
Enrollment holds for this course are removed by the Office of Technology twice a day Monday-Saturday.
Be sure to complete this required course in time for your next semester enrollment! Click here for related dates and deadlines.
Assigned to first-time/first year undergrads 23 and younger, this is a pre-matriculation course (meaning it must be completed before classes start).
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.
Takes about 15 minutes; must be completed in one sitting.
Assigned to undergraduate students 23 and younger.
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.
Takes about 30 minutes; you can log in and out of the course as needed.
Assigned to all new students.
Note: completion of this course is required to be eligible for enrollment for the following semester.
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.
Takes about 60 minutes; you can log in and out of the course as needed.
Assigned to all new students.
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.
Takes about 20 minutes; must be completed in one sitting.
This course can be taken at any time by going to asklistenrefer.org/ucm.
Assigned to all new students.
The course is part of the overall Care To Act violence prevention approach at UCM. It covers some of the reasons you might show caring for others and some ways to prevent harm from happening; in other words, how to be an engaged and caring community member at UCM. At the end, there's a list of many supportive resources on campus and in the community.
Takes about 25 minutes; must be completed in one sitting.
Why does UCM require students to take a Sexual Violence Prevention course?
The course helps students understand healthy and unhealthy relationships, and provides information about the many supportive resources available for those who may experience sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking.
Additionally, 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.
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, or when I was at UCM as an undergraduate student?
First, we want all students to understand current UCM policies and procedures related to alcohol and other drug misuse, and sexual misconduct.
Second, these issues can affect students not only on and off campus, but also in person and online, and we want all of our students to be aware of the supportive resources available to them and know how to get help.
Third, 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.
When will my enrollment hold be removed?
Holds are removed twice daily Monday-Saturday by the UCM Office of Technology. Please wait 24 hours after you've completed the course to check to see if your hold has been removed. If it has not been removed, contact the Office of Health Promotion at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your 700#.
Do I have to be 18 to take the Sexual Violence Prevention course?
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 Sexual Violence Prevention 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?
Yes it is confidential. These courses have been designed to protect your privacy.
What do I do if I’m having technical issues with the courses?
If you're using a computer:
1. Restart your browser. Note: On a Mac you’ll need to fully quit the browser.
2. Make sure you are using a recent version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. If you have any pending updates, they may need to be completed to move forward with training.
3. Clear your browser’s cache, which is typically located under your browser’s history settings.
4. It is possible that device-specific browser extensions and/or pop-up blockers may be interfering with your training. Try accessing the training from another browser to rule out this possibility.
If you're using a mobile device:
Some users may have personal configurations that prevent certain courses from loading. Additionally, some custom and policy courses are best displayed on a computer. If you are experiencing difficulty loading our training on a personal device, try accessing the courses through a laptop or desktop computer.
Each course has a Help section designed to address common technical issues and other questions. If you can't get help that way, send an email to email@example.com with your full name, 700# and a description of the issue, and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.