Community Wellness Requirements

As a new student and throughout your Becoming Orange journey you will participate in community wellness activities that build connection, promote community well-being and help you learn more about health and wellness resources and programs. Some activities begin before you arrive, while others take place a few weeks into the semester. Community Wellness Requirements are centered on sexual and relationship violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Three EVERFI Training Modules | Due: July 1

Begin accessing EVERFI Monday, May 18, 2020, to complete AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training modules. Please note this is a Required Task.

All first-year and transfer students are required to take EVERFI online training modules, centered on sexual and relationship violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Modules may be completed through multiple sittings. Using the directions below, please complete each of the modules (AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) by Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

For additional information or if you would like to request accommodations please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

  • Internet access and audio capabilities are required to complete modules.
  • Please use an updated web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome).

The modules include survey questions that assess relevant attitudes and behaviors. Your responses will be used to tailor the content of the educational modules that you complete. All responses are confidential; the University will only receive information about the participant group as a whole and will never see individual answers.

To complete the requirement, only Part One of the EVERFI module needs to be completed by the deadline. Part Two will be available 45 days following the completion of Part One. Please note, Part Two will only take five to eight minutes to complete and is not a requirement.

During business days of Monday through Friday, Community Wellness Requirement completions are processed within 24 to 48 hours. If this timeframe has passed, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

To request accommodations for a disability, please email the Office of Disability Services  or call 315.443.4498.

Virtual Speak About It Presentation and Quiz | Due: Aug. 1

Begin accessing Speak About It Wednesday, July 1, 2020, on Blackboard. Through skits, dialogue and monologue, a group of actors educate college students on sexual assault, bystander intervention, consent, healthy sexuality and relationships. Please note this is a Required Task.

Begin accessing the virtual Speak About It presentation and quiz on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

  • To begin, please activate your NetID and password.
  • Then navigate to Blackboard.
  • Click “SU NetID Login” and enter your NetID and password.
  • At the top click “Organizations” and under “My Organizations” click “Community Wellness Requirements (Fall 2020).”
  • Next click on the “Speak About It” tab.
  • To complete the requirement, please watch the video and take the quiz by Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.

To receive credit for this Community Wellness Requirement, in BlackBoard you must complete the following.

  • Watch the full Speak About It video.
  •  Receive 100% credit on the quiz. The quiz may be retaken as many times as needed.

  • Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • Please use an updated web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome).

To request accommodations for a disability, please email the Office of Disability Services  or call 315.443.4498.

For questions, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

Hosted on BlackBoard, these are optional discussion sessions for incoming Syracuse University students that would like to talk more about the Speak About It Community Wellness Requirement presentation or about consent, relationships and being a prosocial bystander. Conversations will be facilitated by a Speak About It cast member and Barnes Center Peer Educators. Please note, registration is required. For questions, please email healthpromotion@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.


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Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Conduct Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration, view class schedule, confirm housing assignment, the ability to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

For questions, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.


Follow @BeWellSU

As you plan for your time on campus and throughout your Becoming Orange journey don’t forget to follow @BeWellSU! Available on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @BeWellSU connects you with events like Intramural Sports, tips from the health and wellness team, in addition to resources such as the on-campus Pharmacy, Nutrition Counseling and more.