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Welcome Jayhawks!

We are so excited to welcome you to the KU community. Here you will find the information you need to know about sexual violence prevention as an incoming student.

Required Trainings for New Jayhawks

Jayhawks Give a Flock

All incoming first-year undergraduate students are required to participate in KU’s bystander intervention training, Jayhawks Give a Flock during Hawk Week.  

EVERFI Online Training

All new Jayhawks (undergraduate and graduate) must complete the EVERFI online training. Check your KU email for more information on how to complete the program.

Questions about an EVERFI-related enrollment hold? Visit our FAQs page.

LDST 301 

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

  • Student-Athletes 

  • New Sorority Members (Panhellenic Association Only) 

  • New Fraternity Members (Interfraternity Council Only) 

Jayhawks Give a Flock

All incoming first-year undergraduate students are required to participate in KU’s bystander intervention training, Jayhawks Give a Flock during Hawk Week.  

EVERFI Online Training

All new Jayhawks (undergraduate and graduate) must complete the EVERFI online training. Check your KU email for more information on how to complete the program.

Questions about an EVERFI-related enrollment hold? Visit our FAQs page.

LDST 301 

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

  • Student-Athletes 

  • New Sorority Members (Panhellenic Association Only) 

  • New Fraternity Members (Interfraternity Council Only) 

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 our required programs have alternative options available.

Email care@ku.edu to access an alternative to a SAPEC program

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Consent

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.

Our office uses the “COME” acronym to define a standard of consent. Consent that follows the “COME” standard is:

Communicated verbally
Ongoing throughout any activity
Mutually between everyone involved
Enthusiastically given, free of fear or impairment
A drawn graphic of the acronym "COME". Beneath text that reads, "Consent is" is a flag with the COME acronym written out on it reads, "Communicated, Ongoing, Mutual, Enthusiastic.

Resources 

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 around an experience you had before you became a KU student,  know that there are resources available to help. Visit our resources page to learn more about how to get connected with support. You don’t have to go through this alone. 

Need Support?

  • Resources are available to meet your specific needs.

  • View national, local, and campus resources available to all KU students.