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Community Standards Courses

At the University of Utah, we want students' continued education to be successful and engaging, and we care about the safety and well-being of our campus community. With this in mind, the University of Utah utilizes a series of a short online courses students address critical life skills. As part of our comprehensive health and wellness programs for students, the University of Utah expects and encourages you to complete all courses available to you. Each course is comprised of 2 parts and should only take 45 minutes to complete. Each part may be completed all at once or incrementally over multiple sessions.


An alcohol abuse prevention course that tailors content to the student’s current drinking behaviors. This course is marketed on campus to new undergraduate first-year and transfer students in their first semester.

Sexual Assault Prevention

This course focuses on sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention. Two versions of the course are provided, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. All incoming, degree-seeking students are expected to complete the course by the end of their first semester. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Newly added to the Community Standards Curriculum in Spring 2019, this course focuses on expanding students’ understanding of identity, power, privilege, and oppression as well as creating a culture of respect. This course is marketed to incoming freshman and transfer students in their first semester. 

To access the classes, login to CIS and click on the "Community Standards Courses" tile. The tile will remain on your CIS page even after you have completed the course in case you wish to refer back to them for resources. You will also receive an invitation for part 2 of each course approximately 30 days after you have completed the first part.

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. If you need accommodations to access the online programs, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 801-581-7066 or and we will make arrangements for you.

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use only major web browsers (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.

The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ 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 students’ answers.

  • Log in problems? Contact University of Utah Campus Help Desk at or at 801-581-4000 X 1
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course.
Last Updated: 11/15/18