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Title IX Training for Graduate Students

In April 2016 the Stanford University Faculty Senate endorsed a resolution addressing unwanted sexual conduct on campus that included mandatory training for all graduate and professional students. With the strong support of the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the ASSU Graduate Student Council, and the Title IX Office, Stanford has partnered with EverFi to provide comprehensive training on these issues to all graduate students.

Accessing the Training

The training can be accessed here, or by copying and pasting this link into your web browser:

You must register with your @stanford email address and eight digit SUID number (omit the first zero). The course takes about 1-1.5 hours to complete. You can leave and return to the course at any time, working at your own pace from any computer. There is audio, so take it in a quiet place, use headphones, or select the closed caption option. The embedded surveys will remain confidential and are not connected in any way to your login. 

Enrollment Hold

Once a new student has matriculated, we expect all new graduate students to complete the course within their first 10 weeks no matter what quarter they begin their graduate career. To encourage prompt participation, an enrollment hold will be placed on your student account for the next quarter that begins after your first 10 weeks. Returning students are expected to complete this course and will also be subjected to an enrollment hold if the requirement is not met. Previous training on these issues does not exempt current students from this mandate. This is a one-time requirement and current students who have fulfilled this obligation do not need to take the course each year.

After completing Part 1 there is an intersession of 21 days. You will receive an email notification to complete Part 2 when the intersession concludes (if you don't recall receiving an email notification, you can log in to your account using the above link to check the status of your progress and/or complete Part 2 if it is available to you.) The course is considered complete upon submitting Part 2. Your status in Axess will not change after completing Part 1 and the remaining "To-do" item will not interfere with any Axess activity you may need to do. Below are guidelines for completing Part 1, the intersession, and Part 2 before enrollment for the following quarter begins. 

  Fall Quarter Deadlines Winter Quarter Deadlines
Complete Part 1 with enough time to complete Part 2 and avoid enrollment hold October 4, 2017 January 17, 2018
Complete course (Parts 1 and 2) to avoid enrollment hold October 26, 2017 February 8, 2018
Next quarter enrollment opens October 29, 2017 February 11, 2018
Next quarter Final Study List deadline January 26, 2018 April 20, 2018

These dates are based on the Academic Calendar and may not be representative of your specific program or School. 

Requesting to Opt Out

For some students, taking this course may trigger strong feelings related to past experiences. If this is the case for you, please stop the course and seek out help. You may request to opt out of this training by sending an email to the Title IX Office. Your status in Axess may take a few days to update.


What should I do if enrollment for next quarter has opened and I have a hold on my account?

First, make sure you complete part 1 of the training right away to start the clock on the 21 day intersession before part 2. If you have completed part 1 and are awaiting part 2, be patient and remember you have until the Final Study List Deadline to register for next quarter.

If you have concerns about class availability or how this enrollment delay may impact your academic plan we encourage you to speak with your department or advisor. If you believe you have exceptional circumstances that have prevented you from completing this requirement on time, you may submit an accommodations request here. The Title IX Coordinator will work with your department’s/school’s appropriate representative to make a decision on your request within five (5) business days.

I'm experiencing technical difficulties, what should I do?

Take a look at this troubleshooting guide to see if any of the tips help. Still having problems? Contact 24/7 tech support.

I completed the training/Part 1, why do I still have the "To-do" item or a hold on Axess? 

There are 2 parts to the training and you can’t begin Part 2 until serving a 21 day intersession after completing Part 1. Your status in Axess will not change during this time. The deadline on Axess is to complete Part 1 with enough time to then complete Part 2 before holds are placed for the following quarter. You will get an email from EverFi when Part 2 is open to you, and Axess will be updated on a weekly basis for all students who have completed both Parts 1 and 2. 

I finished Part 2, why hasn't Axess been updated?

Axess will be updated on a weekly basis. If it has been more than a week since you completed Part 2 it is likely you entered an incorrect SUID. Please see the contact information below to request assistance.

I finished Part 1 a couple of weeks ago, why haven't I received email about Part 2 yet?

After Part 1 you begin a 21 day intersession. At the end of the 21 days you will receive an email with a link to Part 2. Some students have reported that the reminder emails, from EverFi, have been caught in their Spam filter.

Why is there an intersession at all? Why can't I just skip to Part 2 immediately?

Part 2 contains refresher content and a follow-up survey that assesses attitudes and behaviors. The intersession period allows students to process the information from the course and start putting their new knowledge and skills into practice. It also provides time for participants to become more acclimated to the school environment and allows the follow-up survey to measure: 1) how students' attitudes and behaviors have changed, and 2) the impact of the school environment on students' attitudes and behaviors (i.e. "the college effect"). 

I'm a TA/CA/etc. or have otherwise taken Title IX related training before, can I opt out of this?

No. Previous trainings on these subjects does not exempt students from this requirement.

I received an email stating I hadn't completed Part 1 and believe it to be a mistake, what do I do?

First, check to see you have entered your correct SUID when registering for the course. A common error is entering either a wrong number or a SUNet ID which will delay updating your progress in Axess. 


Still have questions?

Contact Miranda Tuttle in the Title IX Office at