Harassment (Sexual misconduct) Prevention
Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates and Graduate Students
Arkansas Tech has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills, in high schools and higher education institutions across the country. EverFi provides a program called Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates to help incoming students understand the issues related to sexual violence. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates relies on proven prevention theories and educational strategies to increase student awareness of sexual misconduct and is designed to assist us in meeting legal requirements and guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Each year over a half million students complete these courses nationwide. All new first year and transfer students are required to complete this course. This course is part of an ongoing and proactive educational campaign aimed at keeping students safe and well-informed.
Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners is a tailored sexual assault prevention training for learners who are not fresh out of high school. This program recognizes that these students' identities and life experiences puts them in a unique position to make a positive difference in the lives of other students, as well as others they care about. The course covers how to recognize and take action in potentially harmful situations (in-person and virtually), including options for how to respond if someone approaches one of these learners for help.
EverFi also provides a program called Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students, a tailored sexual assault prevention training for post-baccalaureate student groups including graduate/professional students and adult learners. All new graduate students are required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students online.
Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships
In addition to completing Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates or Graduate Students in the first semester at ATU, all students are required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships. This annual training builds upon previous courses students have completed with a special focus on fostering healthy relationships.