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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 requires all students to complete our Community Standards Courses once a year. These trainings cover a variety of essential topics including:

  • Identities and Inclusion
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Hazing and Intimidation Prevention

Students can access the training platform by clicking on the Community Standards Courses tile in CIS or navigating directly to Get Inclusive and logging in with their uNID and CIS password.  

CIS Tile: Community Standards Courses

Mandatory Trainings

Incoming students will have a hold placed on their record that will only be removed when they complete Part 1 of this course.  If the course is not completed, this hold will prevent students from registering for a second semester.

Continuing students will be assigned additional training annually with an accompanying registration hold. 

More information will be sent to students' Umail accounts when training is assigned.

Voices for Change

This training is mandatory for all incoming undergraduate students, and continuing undergraduates who completed Sexual Assault Prevention training more than one year ago.

With a focus on self-reflection and concept application, Voices for Change weaves bystander engagement and intervention throughout four topic areas

The curriculum grows with the student. Each year students will be asked to complete another training that builds upon the previous training while introducing new content.

Graduate Upstanders

This training is mandatory for all incoming graduate and professional students, and continuing graduates and professional students who completed Sexual Assault Prevention training more than once year ago.

Graduate Upstanders focuses on bystander intervention, consent & sexual violence content, with an emphasis on University of Utah definitions, policies, and resources.

Optional Training & Digital Badge

Graduate and undergraduate students will be offered additional, optional in-depth trainings. Those who complete all mandatory and optional trainings will be awarded our Community Standards Competency digital badge. This micro-credential can be added to resumes and professional portfolios.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

October 2022

Optional additional training for all incoming, degree-seeking students.

The course focuses on encouraging students to question their beliefs, trust their instincts, and recognize red flags so that they’ll be ready to take a proactive approach to mental health and wellness.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

January 2023

Optional additional training for all incoming degree-seeking students.

This course seeks to establish a foundation of cultural competency and cultural humility that includes empathy-building, compassion, individual values mapping, bystander intervention skills, and self-care.

Alcohol & Other Drugs

March 2023

Optional additional training for all incoming degree-seeking students.

Within this course, we will challenge learners to consider the impacts of alcohol and drugs and the way they play out in social settings, and how to set boundaries for themselves regarding substance use and healthy relationships.

 

Information

Assignments

Students will receive an invitation in their University email (Umail) when courses are assigned to them. 

New students will receive assignments at least 30 days before they are due.

 

Completing
Courses

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.

 

 

Technical
Tips

You will need internet access and audio capabilities.

To avoid technical issues, please use only major web browsers (e.g., Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.

Surveys & Confidentiality

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.

 

Support

 Technical Support

Course issues? For technical support, please contact communitystandardscourses@utah.edu.

Log in problems? Contact University of Utah Campus Help Desk at helpdesk@utah.edu or at 801-581-4000 X 1

Other issues? Let us know by completing the Community Standards Courses Support form.

Accommodations

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 deanofstudents@utah.edu and we will make arrangements for you. 

Waiver

We understand that the content of the Sexual Assault Prevention course may be psychologically or emotionally triggering for some students. In those circumstances, students may complete a Course Waiver Request.

Upon submitting the request, students will be directed to pertinent policies and resources and a Victim Survivor Advocate will reach out to the student to provide additional information. 

 

Last Updated: 9/29/22