Welcome, New Jayhawks! What you need to know about sexual violence prevention at KU

Required for All New Students

New Student EverFi Online Training

Questions about an enrollment hold related to EverFi Training? Please email sapec@ku.edu. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. 

All new Jayhawks must complete the EverFi online training. Starting on August 24th, 2020, check your KU email for a program invitation or use this link to access the program: 


For more information about the EverFi training, click here.

Required for Some Students

LDST 301

Leadership Studies 301, or LDST 301, is a required course for all first year students who are:

  • Student-Athletes
  • Sorority New Members (Panhellenic Association Only)
  • Fraternity New Members (Interfraternity Council Only) 

Bystander Intervention Training

In Fall 2020, SAPEC's bystander intervention training will be a part of UNIV 101 and LDST 301 classes. If your student organization would like to request a bystander training session, you can request one here

More Info for New Jayhawks


Hand waving pennant that reads: Consent is Communicated, Ongoing, Mutual, and Enthusiastic.

Consent is simple: it’s permission.  At KU, it is an expectation that students will gain affirmative consent before engaging in any sexual activity. That means that it's important to ask questions and check in to ensure you aren't crossing someone's boundary or pressuring them to do anything they aren't comfortable with. Jayhawks should ask for consent when engaging in any type of sexual activity, whether it occurs in person or online.

Remember: consent is communicated verballyongoing throughout any activity, mutually given by everyone involved, and enthusiastically given, free of fear or chemical impairment.

Want to know more? Here's a video we like that explains consent clearly!


For Survivors at KU

Whether you experienced sexual violence or abuse before you came to KU or while you were a student here, you are not alone. Some students find that major life shifts, like starting college, can bring up difficult emotions about past experiences. We want you to know that when it comes to SAPEC trainings and programming at KU, you are in control. All of our required programs have alternative options available.

Merrill Evans, our campus Care Coordinator, is a social worker and confidential resource. To access an alternative option for a SAPEC program and/or to learn more about support and resources on campus, you can contact Merrill at care@ku.edu or (785) 864-9255.

For more information about resources for survivors at KU and in the Lawrence community, see below or visit sapec.ku.edu/resources.

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No student should ever experience any type of sexual violence.

Sadly, 1 in 5 female, 1 in 16 male, and 1 in 2 transgender students are sexually assaulted while in college. (NSVRC) Some students also experience other forms of sexual violence, such as sexual harassment or stalking.

If you or someone you know experiences any form of sexual violence or harassment while you are a student at KU, or if you need support due to an experience you had before you became a KU student, please reach out to one of the resources listed below. You don’t have to go through this alone.

For confidential support at KU: CARE Coordinator: 785-864-9255 


To make a report at KU: Title IX Coordinator: 785-864-6414


For 24/7 confidential support based in the Lawrence community: (785) 843-8985


You can find a full list of support resources on campus and in the Lawrence community here.


Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA)


Student Conduct and Community Standards


KU Public Safety Office


Minors on Campus


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Resources for Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence

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