According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, more than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
The TMCC Human Resources and Title IX Office provides a free comprehensive online course designed to help students know what to do in difficult personal and social situations.
“Think About It: Community College” is a course created by the University of San Francisco, Division of Student Life and is provided through Campus Clarity. Providing real-world situations, thought-provoking questions and useful information, “Think About It” teaches students how to actionably address risky social situations on and off our college campus.
“The ‘Think About It’ course covers elements of sexual violence, abusive relationships, bystander intervention techniques and Title IX protections,” said Kim Studebaker, TMCC Human Resources Assistant Director/Title IX Deputy. “The course is interactive and informative.”
“Think About It” tests individual knowledge concerning cultural barriers, biases, and legal protections, while also giving insight into how our campus community views and responds to these key issues. To find out more, students are encouraged to check their TMCC student e-mail and complete the course.
The TMCC Student Government Association (SGA) knows what it means to advocate and take decisive action on these issues. In partnership with the institution, members of SGA have completed the course and received their Certificate of Completion.
“The course is very valuable, because it is an awkward place to be when these situations happen,” SGA Vice President Jarod Haren said. “It’s helpful because it gives guidelines and tells you what you can do and how to respond.”
SGA representatives will be featured in upcoming TMCC Facebook posts concerning Campus Clarity and “Think About It.”
Because the course is both free and online, students are able to complete and earn their certificate on their own terms and process what they learn in their own time.
All students over 18 years of age will gain access to the course through their TMCC e-mail when the course goes live on Thursday, Nov. 8. Students will receive an e-mail from Studebaker that contains a link to the training. A Canvas reminder will also be available with instructions for students to gain access to their TMCC e-mail. Student participation is a key part of the solution to important social issues at TMCC.