Western Oregon University first-year and transfer students are required to complete the U Got This! bystander training their first term at WOU. This engaging, online conversational software program will guide you through three 15-20 minute modules, helping you examine attitudes and language that contribute to a cultural tolerance of sexual and interpersonal violence. 

Students are expected to progressively complete three separate modules of this training. The deadline to complete the training is Oct. 24, 2022. Failure to complete the training by October 24, 2022 will result in a hold on your account, preventing future registration.

The training is accessible on student’s WOU Portal (SSO integration with Catharsis). To access the training, log in to the WOU Portal and select the Catharsis U Got This! channel. You will then be redirected to the online training. In order to receive credit for completing any module, you must complete the training assigned to you. Each module should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

The training is designed to be engaging and truly interactive: we hope you enjoy it!

Review the FAQ and sexual misconduct resource sections below for important information and details.

Trigger warning: this training discusses sensitive topics and content on sexual assault and interpersonal violence, which may be difficult to complete; students are encouraged to prepare themselves emotionally beforehand or take a brief period of time away if they need to attend their own well-being. Students may contact Abby’s House Confidential Advocates at confidentialadvocate@wou.edu if they wish an exemption. If you need to speak to a WOU confidential support service, please contact Abby’s House (503-838-8219) or the Student Health & Counseling Center (503-838-8313). 

FAQs

 

Why do I need to complete this online training?

The Division of Student Affairs requires all students to complete this training their first term at WOU and understand information surrounding sexual violence and interpersonal violence. 

What will I learn in this online training?

Outlined by the NASPA Culture of Respect – Ending Campus Sexual Violence, you will learn how to:

  • examine the attitudes and language that contribute to a cultural tolerance of sexual violence and interpersonal violence
  • explore opportunities to intervene across a diverse range of circumstances
  • identify your own best practices for intervention
  • understand WOU and community policies, resources, and commitment to ending interpersonal violence

How long is the online training?

There are three sequential modules that take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete each. You must complete each module in sequential order to advance through the training. Once you complete all three modules, you will receive a confirmation email stating you have completed the U Got This! bystander training.

Need a break? You can save completed modules and return to the training to complete remaining modules at a future time (NOTE: you cannot save a partial or incomplete module, only fully completed modules will be saved). 

 

When is the online training available?

Beginning in early July 2022, the training will be available for all new first-year and transfer students, enrolled in at least one-credit hour at WOU. Stay tuned for more information.

 

Where is the online training available?

WOU Portal, Catharsis U Got This! channel.  To access the training, log in to the WOU Portal and select the Catharsis U Got This! channel. You will then be redirected to the online training. Students will also receive email reminders to complete the online training; these email reminders will direct students to their WOU Portal, to access the Catharsis U Got This! channel. If you cannot find the Cathrsis U Got This! channel, contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) at 503-838-8221 or studentaffairs@wou.edu (have your V# accessible).  

 

When is the online training deadline?

Deadline to complete the online training is Oct. 24, 2022. 

 

What if I do not complete the online training by the deadline?

Students who do not complete the online U Got This! bystander training by the deadline will have a hold applied to their WOU account, preventing future course registration. If you complete the training after the deadline, you will need to contact VPSA to lift your account hold. We highly advise you complete the training by the deadline to prevent any road blocks.

 

What equipment or technology do I need to access the online training?

You need to have a strong internet connection, either WIFI or an Ethernet connection. The minimum browser specifications for this training are:

  • Desktop Browsers: Internet Explorer 10.0 + | Safari 8.0 + | Google Chrome latest version | Firefox current version
  • Mobile Browsers: iOS Safari 8.0 + | Google Chrome for Android (latest) (on Android 4.4 +)

If you log off the training or are disconnected because of connectivity issues, you will need to reconnect and start from the beginning of that module. If you have challenges accessing the training, please e-mail Catharsis Productions via their email address included in your training email announcement.

 

I do not feel comfortable completing this training. What do I do?

This training discusses sensitive topics and content around sexual assault and interpersonal violence, which may trigger individuals with varying traumas in their lives. While the training is intended to educate and inform students, we hope all students will be able to engage with as much of the material as possible, however, you also have the right to attend to your own mental and emotional well-being (e.g., taking a break, pausing the video, returning later to resume, reaching out to an Abby’s House Confidential Advocate). If you are unable to complete the training or are experiencing challenges in finishing any aspects or modules of the training, Students may contact Abby’s House Confidential Advocates at confidentialadvocate@wou.edu if they wish an exemption. If you experience an emotional response and need support or assistances at any point, please contact any one of our resources listed below.

 

Sexual Misconduct Resources

 

Who can I contact on-campus for support?

The training discusses topics of a sensitive nature and may trigger an emotional response. If you are seeking immediate resources for yourself or a friend, contact any of the following on-campus resources for support:

Abby’s House – Center for Equity and Gender Justice (confidential) |  503-838-8219, confidentialadvocate@wou.edu, WUC 106

Visit the Division of Student Affairs sexual misconduct resources website for additional resources.

 

Who can I contact off-campus for support?

There are a number of off-campus confidential support resources who can also assist students. These include:

Where can I make a report for an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, interpersonal violence, stalking or any other form of sexual misconduct?

Complete the anonymous report form for sexual misconduct or contact Abby’s House (confidential), SHCC (confidential), the VPSA office (non-confidential), Student Conduct (non-confidential), or Campus Public Safety (non-confidential) if you are uncertain about how to make a report.