The Title IX Office at Hobart and William Smith has launched a new online course, Not Anymore, for all students this Fall. Completion of this course is mandatory for all students and must be finished by Sunday, October 1. If left incomplete by the deadline, students will be placed on social probation until the course is taken.
Katie Stiffler, the Prevention and Education Coordinator on campus, emphasizes the significance of this method of education for all college students. “It is a critical piece of our prevention education programming,” says Stiffler. “It allows students to hear real life experiences told by other students.”
The content covers a broad range of sexual violence and harassment topics, such as intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, and also focuses on how students can address those issues and what resources the Title IX office can provide them on campus.
The idea behind the required course is that having an informed student body is crucial to prevention efforts. “Part of being a member of the HWS community is holding each other and ourselves accountable and ‘Not Anymore’ can be part of helping to prevent misconduct before it happens,” says Stiffler.
Not Anymore is an hour-long course that will save your progress to allow for completion through multiple sittings. If students wish to refer back to the subject matter, they will have access to the information online until May 31, 2018.
The reasoning behind choosing this particular program is layered. Not Anymore is provided by a company called Student Success and has approximately 275 University and College partners. Outside of the popularity of the program, however, Stiffler states that the office conducted research last semester that was encouraging. “We received positive, qualitative feedback [on Not Anymore] from the small focus groups that we had with students, staff, and faculty,” says Stiffler. One of the HWS students who partook in the previously conducted research stated that program was “very informative and the information was presented in a compelling way.”
The Title IX office is located at 603 South Main Street, which is the lake-level of the Seneca Room next to the Centennial Center. The office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm and the Title IX staff can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 315-781-3922. Outside of those hours, students are encouraged to contact Campus Safety at 315-781-3333 should they require immediate assistance.