Frequently Asked Questions (Graduate Course)
Why do I have to complete this course?
Guided by the university’s Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis — caring for the whole person — Georgetown is deeply committed to the health, well-being, and ultimate success of all our students. Because of this, certain topics are so important to creating a safe and supportive environment at Georgetown that the university is mandating all first-year graduate students to complete Sexual Violence Prevention for Graduate Students.
I do not recognize the company, Vector Solutions. Is this a legitimate company?
Yes. Georgetown University has partnered with Vector Solutions (VS) to administer Sexual Violence Prevention for Graduate Students. You will receive course updates and reminder emails from VS, and you may see their name throughout the course and on the Help page.
Who is required to take this course?
All incoming first-year graduate students admitted during Summer or Fall 2022 are required to complete this mandatory course. This applies to former accelerated students in their first year of graduate study, who took the undergraduate training through Vector Solutions or Everfi.
I received the course invitation email in error. I am a second year graduate student, not a first-year graduate student.
If you received the course invitation and are now in your second year of your graduate program, we will need confirmation of your having completed the training during your first year in the program. If we cannot verify that you completed the training last Spring 2022, you will need to complete the training offered in Fall 2022.
I completed the same or a similar course at my previous institution and/or place of employment. Do I have to complete this training?
Yes. All incoming first-year graduate students are required to take the course, even if the same course or a similar course was taken elsewhere. The course is customized to include important content and resources that are specific to Georgetown University – content that is not included in courses you may have taken at a different institution.
I am a survivor of sexual assault and would like support before/during this training or I am worried it may be triggering for me.
You can email a confidential resource in Health Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with support, learn more about the course content, or to ask for an exemption from the course. Note: This confidential email is *only* for those who have specific questions/requests regarding the sensitive nature of the content. For all other questions, email SAPreventionOnlineTraining@georgetown.edu.
What happens if I don’t complete the course?
Failure to complete the course by the designated deadline will result in a “Hold” on your account, preventing you from registering for classes in a future semester.
How long is the course?
The course is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete, depending on your pace.
Do I have to complete the course in one sitting?
It is strongly encouraged that you complete each training in one sitting to avoid losing your progress. The course MAY save your progress if you close and reopen it, but this depends on various factors, including your computer settings. To be on the safe side and to avoid having to redo course modules, set aside enough time to complete the course in one sitting.
Do I have to send my completion certificate to you in order to receive credit for taking the course?
No. Once you have completed the course, there’s nothing else you need to do. Georgetown will regularly receive information about who has completed the training. However, we strongly recommend that you save a digital copy of your certificate as proof of completion.
How do I take the course?
To take the course, simply click on the link below. You will first be prompted to enter your Georgetown credentials and then you will be taken directly to the training.
What if I experience technical difficulties?
If the course freezes or moves slowly, try switching browsers, updating your current browser, or moving to an area with a stronger internet connection.
The course is best supported by the latest versions of Chrome (preferred), Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Typically, switching browsers resolves these issues.
If the solutions above do not work, click on the Help button that’s displayed throughout the course. You may also email Support.Education@vectorsolutions.com.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have general questions regarding the course and/or the mandate, email SAPreventionOnlineTraining@georgetown.edu.
If you have specific questions/requests regarding the sensitive nature of the Sexual Violence Prevention course, email email@example.com. Note: This confidential email is *only* for those who have specific questions/requests regarding the sensitive nature of the content.