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 courses vary in length from 30 minutest to 2.5 hours. Each part may be completed all at once or incrementally over multiple sessions.
Mandatory for All Incoming Students
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 required to complete the course during their first semester. Incoming students will have a hold placed on their record that will only be removed when they complete Part 1 of this course. More information will be sent to your Umail account.
The University of Utah expects you to complete all Community Standards Courses available to you. Students who complete Part 1 & 2 of all 5 Community Standards Courses will be eligible for a digital badge, which is a micro-credential recipients can display on social media. In addition the the mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Course, you must complete all of the following courses within your first year.
Once you have completed all 5 courses, you will receive an email with further instructions about how to claim your digital badge.
An alcohol abuse prevention course that tailors content to the student’s current drinking
behaviors. This course is available to new undergraduate first-year and transfer students a
month before their first regular semester.
The goal of this course is to equip students with strategies for self-care, taking
action to find additional support, recognizing when they or their peers are in distress,
and supporting others. This course is available to all new students in October of
their first year.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This course focuses on expanding students’ understanding of identity, power, privilege,
and oppression as well as creating a culture of respect. This course is available
to incoming undergraduate students in January of their first year.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
This course covers the science of addiction and provides information about the proper
use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs. It prepares students to identify
signs of abuse and equips learners with tactics for refusal and bystander intervention.
This course is available to all new students in March of their first year.
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 30-45 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.