Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements for Graduate Students

In recognition of federal government regulations and UC system wide guidelines, all graduate students are required to complete an online sexual violence/sexual harassment prevention training. There is now one comprehensive online training for graduate students. Graduate students will no longer be asked to complete the Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Prevention Training for Staff.  The student training, created by Campus Clarity, is called "Think About It: Graduates" and is administered by the Title IX Office. Graduate students must complete the online training each academic year. If you completed a training last year, you ARE REQUIRED to complete it again this year.  UC Santa Cruz wants to ensure that all students are aware of the resources available to them and repeated trainings were found to benefit retention of the material, and reduce the occurrence of harassment in the community.

As of Winter Quarter, "Think About It: Graduates" includes the required information related to graduate student employee Title IX reporting responsibilities that was previously only available in the Staff Training. If graduate students already completed the SVSH Prevention training for Staff, they will not be assigned the student training until the 17/18 school year. 

This training is mandatory and there are no waivers. An alternate training is available for those who have difficulty with the content due to a previous experience of sexual misconduct. Please contact to request an alternate training. All requests for alternate trainings will be kept confidential.

To access the online training go to and click "Login to Training" to begin the registration process. You will want to use your school email address to register. If you have already registered and have forgotten your password you can enter your email, click forgot password and follow the directions given. For technical support email or call (800) 652-9546.

In addition to the online training all incoming graduate students will continue to be required to complete an in-person training upon entry into UC Santa Cruz, whereas continuing students are only required to complete one training per year. If a graduate student doesn’t complete any of the required Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainings, they will continue to face enrollment holds.