To educate our undergraduate students and create a welcoming and safe environment, the University of Colorado Boulder requires all incoming students to complete two OIEC educational programs, Community Equity and Effective Bystander Intervention. All new (first-year and transfer) undergraduate students must complete each requirement in order to register for their second semester classes.

Community Equity

This online course through Canvas covers university policy, processes, and resources for addressing sexual misconduct, and protected-class discrimination and harassment. 

Complete Community Equity

Effective Bystander Intervention

Anyone who needs real-time captioning or sign language interpreting services, must email Disability Services 72 hours in advance of the session and indicate the date, time, and location of the session. Disability Services will email with instructions on how to proceed.

Sessions will be offered August 24 and 25 as part of Fall Welcome. You do not need to sign-up. You will be assigned a session to attend based on residence hall, which your RA will communicate with you at move-in.

There will be an opportunity to complete the training during Transfer Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 21 (time to be announced) or Commuter Student Orientation on Thursday, August 22 (time to be announced). If you are unable to attend during orientation, you are welcome to attend any session offered on August 24 or 25. You do not need to sign-up. The full schedule of sessions will be posted by August 19.

If you will be living off-campus (not commuting), you are welcome to attend any session offered on August 24 or 25 as you will not have an assigned time like those living in a Residence Hall. You do not need to sign-up. The full schedule of sessions will be posted by August 19.

What does this training cover and what do students need to bring?

This training is required for all new (first-year and transfer) undergraduate students at CU Boulder to attend once arriving on campus. The session explores factors that promote or prevent helping behavior, and provides opportunities to practice skills for intervening effectively in real-world situations. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time for check-in and bring your Buff OneCard to receive credit for attending. 

Questions about the bystander training requirement? Please email OIEC training for assistance.