FAQ’s Regarding Sexual Violence Prevention Training

Welcome to all new students! We are pleased to have you as a part of the Cardinal community and we invite you to participate in all of our traditions, not the least of which is the individual and collective effort to keep our campus safe and to keep the health and well-being of our campus community at the forefront of our thinking. It is only through our collective efforts that we can enjoy our beautiful campus and our educational opportunities to the fullest. The Sexual Violence Prevention Training is one way we can educate ourselves to engage in our collective effort to be safe and healthy. We wish you a safe and successful journey as you begin your education at the University of Louisville. Best wishes for much success.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

  • Why is the Mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention Training required?

    The University of Louisville is committed to keeping the health and well-being of the campus community in the forefront of our thinking and this training is in line with that commitment. We recognize that sexual assault is a societal issue that also affects college campuses, and we are committed to enhancing the safety of our students.

    Additionally, the University is required by federal law, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), to provide “primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students.” The University utilizes curriculum provided by Vector Solutions/SafeColleges in the form of a video module to meet the training requirements of the law. The video module ends with an assessment of learning in the form of a quiz that must be passed to complete the training. Students who complete the course and pass the associated quiz will receive an electronic certificate of completion provided by Vector Solutions/SafeColleges.

    We provide this training in an effort to make our campus safer and to inform students as to resources to prevent sexual violence and to resources to respond to sexual violence.

  • Is there a deadline to complete the training?

    The training should ideally be completed before the first day of classes for undergraduate and graduate students in the Fall semester with a deadline of no later than September 15th for the Fall Semester and no later than February 15th for the Spring Semester. This allows students to begin the University of Louisville experience equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to protect their safety. Some professional students start classes in the summer and they should complete this training prior to September 15th.

  • What does the training entail?

    The University of Louisville has partnered with Vector Solutions/Safe Colleges to provide the curriculum content, access to the training module, and individual confirmation of completion. This curriculum is utilized by many universities and is designed with the contemporary college student experience in mind.

  • How do I access the training?

    Click on the Sexual Violence Prevention Training link on the University of Louisville Title IX page. Utilizing your ULink userid and password, log in to the Vector Solutions/SafeColleges website and click on the training module.

  • What if I cannot access the training?

    • If you cannot access the training by clicking on the Sexual Violence Prevention Training link on the University of Louisville Title IX page and entering your Ulink userid and password to log in to the Vector Solutions/SafeColleges Website, please close your browser and clear your cache or utilize an alternative browser. This will solve most problems and will overcome the “stale request” message you may getting.

    • If you can access the SafeColleges platform and your Sexual Violence Prevention Training does not appear on the “My Assignments” portion of your record, please email titleix@louisville.edu and include your full name and your ULink userid. We will troubleshoot your account, get the appropriate course assigned and get back to you as soon as practicable. To insure that you get credit for taking the appropriate course, please do not take an unassigned course unless you are doing so for your own edification.

    For technical issues within the SafeColleges platform, support is available within the course or by contacting SafeColleges at support.education@safecolleges.com, Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm EST.

  • How do I complete the training?

    Click on the Sexual Violence Prevention Training link on the University of Louisville Title IX page. Utilizing your Ulink userid and password, log in to the Vector Solutions/SafeColleges website and click on the training module.

    View the video and engage in the learning process regarding sexual violence. The video module begins with a statement from the University of Louisville, then proceeds to an ungraded pre-assessment, and ends with a graded assessment of learning that must be passed to complete the training.

    To pass the assessment a student must answer 80% of the questions correctly. If a student does not pass the assessment, they have the option to retake the assessment until they pass. A certificate of completion will not be issued until all content is viewed and the assessment is passed.

  • How will the university know that I have completed my required Sexual Violence Prevention Training?

    The video module ends with an assessment of learning in the form of a quiz that must be passed to complete the training. Students who complete the course and pass the associated quiz will receive an electronic certificate of completion provided by Vector Solutions/SafeColleges and the University will be notified of your completion. In the case of undergraduate students, the electronic certificate of completion will be turned in to your instructor as part of an assignment in your campus culture class. Graduate and Professional students should retain a copy of their certificate to verify their completion.

  • How do I get a duplicate copy of my electronic certificate of completion?

    Click on the Sexual Violence Prevention Training link on the University of Louisville Title IX page. Utilizing your official Ulink userid and password, log in to the Vector Solutions/Safe Colleges website and click on the training module. Login to SafeColleges, go to the My Assignment page and click on the certificate button to the right of the completed course. As stated above, a certificate of completion will not be issued until all content is viewed and the assessment is passed.

  • What if I have concerns about the emotional content of the training?

    As noted above, this curriculum is utilized by many universities and is designed with the contemporary college student experience in mind. Vector Solutions/SafeColleges has designed this curriculum with survivors in mind, and many survivors have completed the training module as is. Nevertheless, this training touches on topics that are sensitive and that may evoke an emotional reaction, particularly during the testimonial portion of each section.

    Some strategies to address concerns:

    • The assigned training module has embedded trigger warnings and provides the ability for the user to mute the sound on the testimonial content and to also blank the screen. When the testimonial is complete, the sound and screen image will return, and the training will continue.
    • Consider having a trusted friend or relative sit with you while you take the training.
    • Contact the University of Louisville PEACC Center: (502) 852-2663; email: peacc@louisville.edu and request a support person to view the module with you.
    • If you believe this training would be distressing even with modifications described above and you would prefer an alternative curriculum, please contact the Title IX Office 502-852-5787 or titleix@louisville.edu and we will replace the originally assigned module with two modules that have a combined length that is slightly longer than the original curriculum. These two modules have the testimonials by students deleted.
  • After my training is complete are there other resources available to enhance my learning?

    • Once your training is completed, if you wish to find additional resources to further enhance your learning, need support for sexual assault or violence related issues, or would like to do your part to engage in promoting campus safety, here are some resources:
  • How can I get a copy of my certificate of completion?

    You can access certificates from past completed training at any time! You can download these step-by-step directions to access and save your certificate (PDF). You can also take a screenshot of the certificate from your computer or mobile device to provide if needed.

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