First Year Experience

Graduate students will receive an invitation to complete Sexual Assualt Prevention for Graduate Students the week of August 16, 2021. 

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 is offering graduate and professional students an online course: Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students.

New Graduate and Professional Students  

New graduate and professional students are encouraged to take Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students, an 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. 

Continuing Graduate and Professional Students

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students will continue to be offered annually as an opportunity to refresh your knowledge on the topic and of campus resources.   

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Online Courses for Graduate Students

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).  


Take the Graduate Online Courses


FAQ for Graduate Online Course

What are the courses?

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students is in an online education course for all graduate students. It is an interactive, online course designed to inform students about sexual assault issues. The confidential, research-based course provides students with accurate information in a non-judgmental tone and provides personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own decisions and those of their peers.

Staying Healthy in a Changing Environment for Students on Campus is an overview of COVID-19, what it is, its symptoms and best practices for staying safe during the pandemic. 

What can students expect from the course?
The online courses takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete and can be taken in segments. Students will have access to the program 24 hours a day and can complete the course at their own pace before scheduled deadlines. It is essential that students complete the course from start to finish to ensure an effective curricular and prevention experience.

What is the content of the course?

The course consists of a pre- and post-test, informational chapters, interactive activities, and three surveys. Topics include:

  • Common myths about sexual assault and rape

  • Definition of consent

  • The link between sexual assault and alcohol

  • An overview of COVID-19, what it is, its symptoms and best practices for staying safe during the pandemic

What is the format of the course and the schedule?

Students must complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students course.

PART 1 START: You will receive an email invitation in early January.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I do if I don't have my own Internet access?

Internet access is often available at local libraries. Students can also email for more information.

Can I get in trouble for my answers on the surveys?

NO! All responses are confidential. The University of Michigan will NEVER be able to connect a student's individual answers with his/her identity.

What happens if I do not pass the exam?

The minimum score to pass the exam is 85%. Students who do not score 85% will be directed to review the course and retake the exam. Look for the link at the top of the screen in the Notebook that will allow you to retake the course.

What do I do if I am having problems with the course?

If you experience technical difficulties, click the Tools options in the top right corner of the course. Under tools you should select the "Help" option. This will guide you to Everfi's 24/7 technical support website,, which offers options for obtaining assistance.
If you have a non-technical issue, students can email: