What is the UO's Prevention Course?
The University of Oregon is deeply committed to your health and well-being, your academic success, and engaging you in a learning experience that creates a healthier campus community. A student’s ability to learn is enhanced when they are a member of a safe and healthy community. Being impacted by behaviors of students who misuse and abuse substances or are involved in some form of sexual misconduct can all be significant barriers to academic success. Our goal is to reduce the negative consequences of substance misuse and abuse, reduce incidents of unwanted sexual behavior, and increase student coping. Therefore, as part of the UO’s comprehensive approach to prevention education, it is required that all new incoming students complete our online prevention course offered through 3rd Millennium Classrooms, which includes four modules that cover alcohol, consent and respect, cannabis, and other drugs.
If you are a non-traditional student (25 years old or older, work 40 hours per week, and/or are a parent/caregiver) or are in alcohol and other drug recovery, we have an alternative program designed for you. Please email email@example.com to learn more.
Alcohol-Wise, Cannabis-Wise, and Other Drugs Modules
The modules titled Alcohol-Wise, Cannabis-Wise, and Other Drugs address topics of substance misuse and abuse in addition to the related expectations for UO students around responsible behaviors.
Thirty days after you complete the Alcohol-Wise and Cannabis-Wise modules you will receive an email inviting you to complete the follow-up portion of those modules. Students who complete both follow-up portions will be entered in a prize drawing to receive a $50 gift card to the Duck Store.
Consent and Respect Module
The Consent and Respect module has been designed to help students understand that consent is mandatory within sexual and romantic relationships. As a contracted vendor, 3rd Millennium Classrooms uses some language in this module that differs in form, function, and tone from our typical prevention education at the University of Oregon. Although we have identified this difference, we still believe there is value to this educational touchpoint for you as a student.
As an institution, we believe in holistic, community-based approaches to ending sexual violence which includes the onus being placed on the perpetrator and that sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of gender. If you have feedback on the module, please complete the course satisfaction survey which is received directly by 3rd Millennium Classrooms.
Requesting a Consent and Respect Module Exemption
The University of Oregon wants students to know that all forms of sexual violence will not be tolerated on our campus. We also recognize that engaging in conversations about sexual violence can be difficult, particularly for those who have had personal experiences with sexual violence. If taking this module is distressing for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an exemption. Please know that there are several resources on campus to support you, even prior to your arrival to campus. If you are a survivor of sexual violence and need to talk before, during, or after taking the module, please visit safe.uoregon.edu for a list of resources both on and off campus.
How to Fulfill the Requirements
|Student Status||Step 1||Step 2||Step 3|
|Fall Term Admits||You will be enrolled in your modules at the start of fall term. Complete Alcohol-Wise, Cannabis-Wise, Other Drugs, and Consent and Respect. The requirement is not fulfilled until all four modules are complete. Allow yourself plenty of time as it may take 2–3 hours to finish all four modules.||Thirty (30) days after completing Alcohol-Wise and Cannabis-Wise, you will be asked to complete Part II. If you haven’t completed Part II by the time registration opens, you will not receive a hold.||Attend your Get Explicit 101 session.|
|Winter and Spring Term Admits||You will be enrolled in your modules at the start of your first term on campus. Complete Alcohol-Wise, Cannabis-Wise, Other Drugs, and Consent and Respect by the deadline given to you in your online prevention course enrollment emails.||Thirty (30) days after completing Alcohol-Wise and Cannabis-Wise, you will be asked to complete Part II. If you haven’t completed Part II by the time registration opens, you will not receive a hold.||Attend Get Explicit 101 at your IntroDUCKtion Orientation session.|
|Nontraditional Students and Members of Recovery Community||If you identify with at least one of the following: 25 years old or older, work 40 hours per week, are a parent/caregiver, in alcohol and other drug recovery, you qualify for an alternative program in place of the online prevention course.||Please email email@example.com to learn more.||You are still required to attend your Get Explicit 101 session.|
For any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Required Prevention” and include your student ID number.
Optional Kognito Module
Within the optional Kognito module you can learn how to best support a peer struggling with mental health. Kognito uses simulated conversations to prepare you to be a resource for friends in need. Talking to virtual students struggling with various mental health concerns, you can learn ways to give support and encouragement, bring up uncomfortable or stigmatized topics, and direct students toward resources on campus. You will also learn about various coping strategies that cover your emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, and social health. If you want to learn more about mental health resources at the UO, please visit counseling.uoregon.edu.