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 through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios.
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 21, 2019. A hold will placed on your spring semester course registration on October 21, 2019 and will only be removed once the training is completed.
Students enrolling in classes for the first time in the Spring Semester will receive their training the first week of January. A hold will be placed on your fall semester course registration and will only be removed once the training is completed. All new on-campus first year and transfer students are required to take the training by MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020.
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.
Commonly Asked Questions about "Think About It"
Who should complete Think About It?
Every student, undergraduate and graduate, should complete the training. However, all incoming CMU undergraduates, including first year and transfer students, are required to complete the training.
How long does it take to complete the training?
The entire course will take about 90 minutes to complete. But you can complete the course at your own pace and from any computer (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). You may leave and return to the course at any time, and when you return it will open to the page where you left off. (Tablets are not compatible with the Think About It Training)
Do students receive college credit for Think About It?
No. While all students are expected to complete Think About It, the training will not be included in transcripts and does not meet any graduation requirements.
What if I took a similar training before, do I still need to take Think About It?
Yes. This training will likely have a different focus than the training course you took and this training includes items specific to Central Michigan University.
Are my answers to questions anonymous?
Yes, the responses to questions in the program are anonymous in order to encourage open and honest answers. CMU will only receive a notice that you have completed the training.
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 waive the training requirement. To waive this training requirement, please use the form at the bottom of this webpage.
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 link is located under the heading "Around Campus" about half way down the page, and called "Think About It."