UM Prevention Education Programs

To all new UM students and continuing juniors,

We are so glad you will be here with us at the University of Montana for Fall 2018! As a learning community, we strongly value creating and sustaining a healthy campus environment and preparing our students to be responsible and successful citizens of our campus, society, and the global community. Our staff, faculty, and students are all dedicated to working together to make this vision a reality.

To set you up for a positive and successful experience at UM, all new students are required to complete a series of mandatory prevention education programs, some online and one in person, before or during the first half of your first semester. Returning juniors are required to complete a separate online program, Haven Plus. This website introduces you to all of these education programs, provides more information about requirements for completion and timelines, and gives you resources and contacts if you have questions.

You may complete the online programs before Fall 2018 classes begin; we strongly encourage you to do so!  If you do not complete your required program(s) by the deadlines, you will be held from registering for Spring 2019 classes. If you currently have a hold on your account and have been directed to our page, you will need to complete the required program(s) to satisfy your hold(s).  

UM requires four prevention education programs for new students and one for continuing juniors. “New students” includes new freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, and law students:

Students do not have to take all five programs; the exact program(s) you will need to complete vary by your class status and whether you are new to UM or a continuing student. The specific program(s) you will need to complete depend on your class status and whether you are new to UM or a continuing student. See the table here for your exact requirements.

AlcoholEdu

AlcoholEdu is an online program that provides information on the use and effects of alcohol as well as prevention and risk-reduction tips. There are two parts, you must complete both. Part 1 takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete, you may take it in multiple sittings. You will receive an email prompting you to take Part 2 30 days after you complete Part 1. Each year more than 500,000 students in the United States complete AlcoholEdu.

Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the "Help" link within the program.

You will need to complete Part 1 by midnight on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
The deadline for Part 2 will be Thursday, October 4, 2018.  

For more information, please contact the Assistant for the Office of Student Affairs, Cal Reynolds, or call (406) 243-5225.

Transit Financial Wellness

Transit is an online financial literacy program designed to help students learn about personal finances, student loans, budgeting, and the use of credit. Transit is also offered in two parts. 

You will need to complete Part 1 by midnight on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 
The deadline for Part 2 will be Thursday, October 4, 2018.  

For more information please visit the Transit website or contact Holly Wright, Program Manager, UM Financial Education Program, at (406) 243-6016.

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (formerly PETSA)

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates is an online program designed to educate students about sexual assault, healthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention. At UM, this program is required of all freshmen, as well as new (transfer) sophomores, seniors, graduate students, and law students. There are two parts, you will need to complete both. You can log in and begin taking Part 1 starting now.

You will need to complete Part 1 by midnight on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 
The deadline for Part 2 will be Thursday, October 4, 2018.  

More information? Send an email to bystandertraining@umontana.edu, or call SARC at (406) 243-4429.

Bystander Training for Newly Enrolled Students

Bystander Training for Newly Enrolled Students If you are a new student (including a freshman, new transfer student, new graduate student, or new law student), you must attend a required in-person bystander training session. No need to register, but once the training is complete, you must swipe your Griz Card for proof of attendance. 

Fulfilling this University requirement will allow you to register for Spring 2019 classes. All UM students are welcome and encouraged to attend. This training offers education about sexual violence, teaches students how to look out for one another, and empowers students to interrupt unsafe situations.

The deadline for completing this session is Thursday, October 4, 2018.

For more information, visit the Bystander Intervention Training webpage or call SARC at(406) 243-4429.

Haven Plus for New and Continuing Juniors

Haven Plus for New and Continuing Juniors is an online program that provides sexual assault prevention training tailored to upper-division students. At UM, Haven Plus is required of all new (transfer) juniors and continuing juniors with 60-89 credits. There are two parts, you will need to complete both. Part 1 takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes to complete. Thirty days after you finish Part 1 you will receive an email prompting you to complete Part 2, which takes only 15 minutes. You can log in and begin taking Part 1 starting now.

You will need to complete Part 1 by midnight on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 
The deadline for Part 2 will be Thursday, October 4, 2018.  

More information? Send an email to bystandertraining@umontana.edu, or call SARC at (406) 243-4429.