First Year Mandatory Training

Guided by the University’s Jesuit Tradition of Cura Personalis — caring for the whole person — Georgetown is deeply committed to the health, welfare, and ultimate success of all our students. That commitment calls us to offer a wide array of wellness resources for students. Certain topics are so important to your ability to thrive safely at Georgetown that the university is mandating all incoming first-year students, including transfer students, to take trainings on alcohol, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. Failure to complete these trainings will result in a “Hold” which will prevent you from registering for classes in Spring 2023.

Taking the Courses

To take each course, simply click on the respective link below. For the bystander training, you will sign up for an in-person session at a time that works best for you.

CourseModeDue DateLink
Binge Thinking!OnlineSeptember 19Coming soon 
Sexual Assault PreventionOnlineSeptember 19Coming soon 
Bringing in the BystanderIn-PersonSessions start Sept 7 and run through Oct 31. Space is limited. Sign up early. Coming soon 
Mental Health Well-Being (optional)OnlineN/A*Coming soon 

* The Mental Health course, while suggested, is optional for students

Who is Required to Take the Courses

We are requiring all incoming first-year students, including transfer students, to complete all three trainings (two online courses and an in-person bystander training). This includes transfer students who are in their first year at Georgetown even IF they are now a sophomore, junior or senior. If you are new to Georgetown, you are required to take the courses. 

Also, if you are a transfer student and have taken similar courses elsewhere, you are still required to complete the courses to meet Georgetown’s requirements.

If you have questions about the courses and/or whether the mandate applies to you, please see our FAQ site.

Tips and Technical Support

• Work at your own pace from any computer or tablet.

• For the best experience with the online courses, make sure you have a strong internet connection and the latest version of your internet browser. If the course freezes or starts moving slowly, log onto WiFi or move to an area with a stronger connection. Also, try using another internet browser or try updating your current browser.

• If you need to stop and return to a course later, your progress will be saved. Be sure, however, to complete the current section you are working on by clicking “save” or “next” to ensure you do not lose your spot.

Need more help? Please refer to our FAQs site.