Students will receive a training labeled Think About It, which will introduce students to our university-wide conversation on important issues relating to sexual misconduct, such as healthy relationships, substance abuse, sexual aggression, and bystander intervention.
Why is this important?
CMU is committed to developing a caring and supportive culture for our students, faculty and staff. At CMU, we take care of each other. We watch what is happening around us, notice potentially dangerous or serious situations, and respond - whether that means speaking up, stopping someone, or contacting the appropriate authorities or services. In order to accomplish that, we want to ensure that you are a part of this dialogue so you are prepared to continue the conversation that starts with Think About It.
CMU also values a campus culture of safety and responsibility. By completing this program, you will gain the skills, language, and tools you need to ensure you and your peers have the best experience possible at CMU.
CMU is proud of its diverse population and we believe it is important for all students to complete the program. Discrimination, harassment, and violence can affect all of us. In addition, anyone taking classes at CMU is protected under Title IX, so even if you are well-versed in discussions of sex and gender equity, it is still important for you to know your rights as a member of our community. For these reasons, the course is being offered to all CMU students, and it is required for undergraduate first year and transfer students.
Timeline for completion:
It is recommended that all CMU students, both graduate and undergraduate, take the Think About It course as soon as possible. However, all new on-campus first year and transfer students, are required to complete the training by MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018. A hold will placed on your spring semester course registration on September 4 and will only be removed once the training is completed.
Your progress in either course is saved automatically, so you will be able to log out and log back in to both parts, and you do not have to complete the whole program in one sitting.
For some people, reading about these topics may bring up personal memories or strong emotions. In order to mitigate the impact of these discussions on people who are adversely impacted by these issues, the training program uses trigger warnings - that way, no one is caught off-guard by the content and you can prepare yourself to fully participate.
Think About It prominently features open and frank discussions of the following potentially triggering content:
- Sexual violence
- Intimate partner violence
- LGBTQ+ issues
- Drug abuse and dependence
- Casual sex
- Sexual harassment
There are also a number of specific trigger warnings embedded in the course before discussions of this material. You will be able to skip some of these parts of the training if you find you need to do so.
At CMU, we understand that some of these issues can have a strong impact. For that reason, you will also have the option to "opt out" of the training. To opt out, please use the form located at the bottom of this site.
At several points in Think About It, you will be asked to share personal information. Please know that any information you disclose about your behavior or habits is collected anonymously. This information helps us inform programming and outreach so we can best serve our students. You will have the option to not respond to any question asking for personal information you do not wish to - just select the "no comment" option. This option is only available for questions concerning personal information about you and does not apply to other activities in the program.
Need technical support?
Think About It has its own technical support team that is not affiliated with CMU. Please go to
support.campusclarity.com for 24/7 technical support (including live chat).
How to access Think About It:
A link to the educational program has been emailed to your CMU webmail account.
You may also access the online training course at:
The Think About It link is located under the third heading down labeled "Around Campus."