New trainings offered to our community

Community health and safety are a collective and individual responsibility, and a priority of UVM's student body, and to all of us at UVM. UVM newly offers three trainings centered on inclusion and sexual violence prevention. These trainings are:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Belonging (all students, faculty, and staff)
  • Healthy Relationships (sophomores), and
  • Taking Action (juniors and seniors)

The online training sessions will be available from Monday, September 6 until Thursday, September 30. Students will receive an email from Everfi when the trainings are live.

Course Descriptions:

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (all students, faculty, and staff)

40 Minutes

The purpose of this diversity orientation is to introduce learners to key concepts within the diversity and inclusion space. Taking a social justice approach, this course will discuss concepts such as inclusion, power, privilege, identities, and communication as well as strategies related to ally behavior, self-care, and creating inclusive spaces.

By building competencies around emotional intelligence via interactive scenarios and case studies, the course will communicate to learners the expectations of being an engaged member of a diverse and inclusive community while providing important tools to meet said expectations.


Healthy Relationships (sophomores)

25 Minutes

Preparing students to succeed post-graduation means equipping them now with the skills and knowledge to identify and intervene when they witness unsafe or unhealthy behavior with friends or coworkers. Research shows that the most effective prevention education requires messaging that is tailored to diverse populations and delivered across the student lifecycle.

Healthy Relationships empowers students beyond their first year by strengthening their consent and relationship skills, and their ability to intervene when friends engage in unsafe or unhealthy behavior. Building on students’ developmental experiences, this course prepares them to navigate professional environments using realistic scenarios and increases survivor empathy through understanding the impact of trauma.


Taking Action (juniors and seniors)

30 Minutes

Building on previous bystander intervention training, learners will strengthen their ability to intervene when friends engage in unsafe or unhealthy behavior, and to intervene earlier–before a situation escalates. Learners will explore the relationships between identity and bystander intervention and build on previous knowledge and skills in order to decrease individual barriers to taking action.


Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the courses in multiple sittings—in fact, we encourage you to take them at different times and take breaks as needed.
  • 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.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course.
  • Advocates from HopeWorks are available at any time if you are in need of support or assistance while engaging with these topics. You can speak with an advocate by calling the HopeWorks 24/7 advocacy hotline at 802-863-1236 or visit the HopeWorks website for online assistance.

Technical Problems:

If you are having technical issues with the online courses you should contact the Technical Support Center by clicking the “HELP” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every screen. The Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You may also explore Everfi's troubleshooting document.

If you have problems logging in with your UVM email address (netID) or password call the UVM Help Desk at (802) 656-2604.