First Year Experience

Take the Course: Things to Know

At the University of Michigan, we are committed to your personal and professional development and that of your peers -- in the classroom and the community. To better prepare you and all of our graduate students on how to help reduce your risk for personal harm while you are a member of this community and later in life, the University of Michigan has helped lead the way to create Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students, a two-module, online course specifically for graduate students. Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students is an important component of the education and support services related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, sexual harrassment and stalking.

**Please note: BOTH modules must be finished in order to be considered as completed.**

For returning graduate students, this course will continue to be offered annually as an opportunity to refresh your knowledge on the topic and of campus resources.   

A note for graduate students about U-M online courses about sexual misconduct prevention. 

Graduate students often sit in multiple roles on campus -- including student, staff, and/or instructor, and because of those multiple roles, many graduate students will be invited to take several online courses in the U-M efforts to prevent sexual misconduct.  

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAPG) is a 60 minute course specifically designed for graduate students about sexual misconduct prevention and U-M policies. It includes information to support graduate students interactions with advisors, faculty members, peers, and undergraduate students). This online course is offered to all graduate students annually. (This course is managed by FYE in Student Life)

Culture of Respect is a 20-30 minute required module for all U-M employees that lays a foundation of leadership expectations about behavior as an employee of U-M. This course is U-M specific and gives resources available at the university for employees. (This course is managed by Central Human Resources).  

Haven is a 60-90 minute additional course offered to employees that does a deeper dive into the subject and has an emphasis on state law and university policy.  (This course is offered by Central Human Resources).  

Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the course(s) in multiple sittings.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course. 
  • The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.

Troubleshooting Recommended Solutions

  • Avoid using Internet Explorer, if possible. 
  • View the Troubleshooting Guide - PDF
  • Avoid having multiple browsers open during the course (i.e. not playing music, not logged into iTunes, Facebook, or any other website or application).
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course. 
  • Please contact the Community Matters Team for further inquiries: 


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