Campus Clarity - FAQs

What is Campus Clarity?

Campus Clarity is an interactive, online sexual misconduct and violence prevention training tool. Addressing complex issues of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, stalking, abusive relationships, sexual harassment, alcohol, and safety. Campus Clarity places students in simulated situations where they are challenged to think about how these problems affect their daily lives and how they can act to change them.

Why do I need to complete Campus Clarity, and is it mandatory?

Due to the importance of this issue and pursuant to mandates from the California State University Chancellor's Office and federal and state law, sexual misconduct and violence prevention and awareness training is required of all incoming and continuing students at California State University Los Angeles. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the training as soon as possible. Failure to complete this training will affect your ability to register for classes for subsequent semesters.

I already took a sexual assault awareness program and/or the alcohol training program. Do I need to do this again?

Yes, all Cal State LA incoming and continuing students are required to complete the Campus Clarity training.

I am taking online courses only. Do I need to complete Campus Clarity?

Yes, all Cal State LA incoming and continuing students are required to take the Campus Clarity training, regardless of whether they are taking courses on campus or online.

I am taking courses at PAGE only. Do I need to complete Campus Clarity?

Yes, all Cal State LA PAGE (Professional and Global Education) students, whether they are taking open university, continuing education, or courses leading to baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees are required to take the Campus Clarity training.

How long will Campus Clarity take to complete?

Campus Clarity takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. All parts of the training module are required.

What is the deadline?

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the training as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2017. Failure to complete this training will affect your ability to register for classes for subsequent semesters.

Is there a penalty for not completing the training?

Failure to complete the training will result in a registration hold.

Do I have to answer the survey questions throughout the training?

No. The survey questions are an educational component of Campus Clarity. They allow you to gauge your knowledge and understanding of sexual violence issues.

Although you are prompted to answer the survey questions before moving on throughout the training course, you may skip questions for which you wish not to answer.

Will Cal State LA administrators, faculty or staff have access to my responses?

No. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Cal State LA will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will not see any individual student's answers.

Is there a fee?

There are no fees associated with your use of this training program.

Will this training be reflected in my transcript?

No. There is no grade associated with the online training course.  It will not appear on your transcript and it will not affect your GPA.

What if I am having trouble logging onto the program?

1. Ensure you are entering your Cal State LA e-mail.

2. Ensure that you are using a supported browser:

  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Firefox 1.0 or later
  • Safari 1.2 or later

If your e-mail address does not work,  please contact the ITS Help Desk at (323) 343-6170 for assistance.

If you have technical difficulties or questions specifically about the Campus Clarity website, you may call the 24/7 helpline (888) 702-6939 or email.

What if I am experiencing accessibility issues with the program?

We strive in policy and practice to make our online training and education materials accessible to all persons regardless of disability.  If you experience any accessibility issues with this program, please contact Office for Students with Disabilities at (323) 343-3140.

Who can I speak with in confidence if I have experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence and/or abuse?

  • Student Health Center
    5151 State University Drive
    Main Walkway, adjacent to the Career Development Center
    Los Angeles, CA. 90036
    Phone: (323) 343-3300  – ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Phone: (323) 343-3314
  • http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/hlth_ctr/SHC_CAPS.php

Off-Campus Services:

  • East Los Angeles Women's Center
    1255 South Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90022
    (800) 585-6231
  • Peace Over Violence
    892 North Fair Oaks Ave., Suite D, Los Angeles, CA. 91103
  • Santa Monica Rape Crisis Center
    1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA. 90404

Where can I go for help related to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence?

To report an incident, please contact Mariel Mulet, Cal State L.A., at (323) 343-3040 or Mariel.Mulet@calstatela.edu or titleixcoordinator@calstatela.edu. For a comprehensive list of support resources, including confidential resources, or for more information about Cal State LA’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based misconduct, please visit the Office of Equity & Diversity website. You can also access the list of support resources once you have logged into Campus Clarity

What is this? Is this spam?

This is not spam. The "Think About It," course provides Cal State LA students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge regarding sexual harassment and misconduct. We have inserted Cal State LA specific resources into the course, so that students can familiarize themselves with these important resources.

How will students know about this course?

All enrolled Cal State LA students have received course taking directions via their calstatela.edu email addresses. They will also receive reminder messages until they complete the course.

Why this course?

The CSU system signed a contract with Campus Clarity (EverFi) which includes access to the "Think About It," course. The CSU system offered this tool to the various campuses for them to fulfill federal guidelines as a result of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) that was signed into law in 2013. This act requires universities to provide annual required sexual violence prevention and awareness programs that educate students about prohibitions, reporting procedures, the university’s response to incidents, and resources for victims and survivors.

More information can be found at: http://www.calstatela.edu/campusclarity.

Will this be a required course from now on?

If VAWA remains a law, every year, every college student will be required to participate in an online training. If Cal State LA continues to utilize "Think About It," students will complete the full version for the first year that they take it, and then have the opportunity to take a shorter refresher course version for the following years until they graduate.

Will there be any consequences of students fail to complete the course?

Yes. We are exploring options such as registration holds. We plan to send additional messaging to students regarding these plans. We encourage all Cal State LA students to complete their course as soon as possible to avoid this messaging and/or potential class registration interruption. As explained on our website (http://www.calstatela.edu/campusclarity), we are required to ensure that all of our enrolled students take this annual online training. We are encouraging students to complete this training as soon as they can.

How do students complete the course?

To complete the training:

1. Go to the Campus Clarity website: www.campusclarity.com

2. Click on: “Login to training"

3. Enter your Cal State LA email (Note: You do not need a special access code.)

4. If you still have trouble logging in and/or if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Office of the Dean of Students: (323) 343-3103 or email deanofstudents@calstatela.edu.

Will students still be able to complete the training even though under 'My Courses' it shows: Past Due?

Yes. Please call (323) 343-3103 or email deanofstudents@calstatela.edu and provide your CIN # as soon as possible to request an extension.

What should students do if they see more than one course assignment in their profile?

In some cases (This is rare), a student will find duplicate course assignments in their profile. Students should take the latest unexpired course available to them. 

Do students need to take the course each year?

Students will complete the full version for the first year that they complete their required training.  After they complete this first course, they will have the opportunity to take a shorter refresher course version for the following years until they graduate.

If students are having trouble with completing this course. Please contact (323) 343-3103 or email deanofstudents@calstatela.edu to help troubleshoot the issue.