Federal laws (Title IX, Clery Act, and Campus SaVE Act) require universities to train students on issues related to campus safety, particularly sexual assault on campus and topics often related to safety, such as alcohol use. The University System of Georgia is providing training to MGA students online.
EverFi is the vendor selected by the USG for this training, which consists of both AlcoholEdu (alcohol awareness) and Haven (understanding sexual assault). The program includes a 30-day Intercession (period for you to absorb what you learned, so that when you take the final assessment, it can measure changed attitudes among our students, etc.) between Part 1 and Part 2 of AlcoholEdu and Haven. We cannot “unlock” Part 2.
Beginning in Spring 2016, MGA requires training for all students. If you completed AlcoholEdu and Haven in Fall 2015, you have met the requirement and need not take it again. If you started it but have not completed Parts 1 and 2 of both AlcoholEdu and Haven, you MUST finish training this semester (you can pick up where you left off by simply logging in).
Deadlines for training are as follows:
- Part 1 due Friday, March 4
- Part 2 due Friday, April 15
- Drop dead to avoid grade hold (both parts must be complete) is Friday, May 6
If you have not completed training by May 6 (which means you MUST finish Part 1 of both AlcoholEdu and Haven by April 6), there will be a hold placed on your grades. This means you will not be able to access grades in SWORDS and will not be able to get a transcript without special permission until you finish training.
While this hold will NOT impact your advisor’s ability to see your grades and help you register for future classes (including sharing your grades by phone or in person), nor will it in any way affect your ability to register or attend MGA, we urge you to get your training done on time to avoid the inconvenience of not being able to see your grades.