Think About It - FAQs

What is Think About It?
Think About It is an interactive, online training that addresses complex issues of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, stalking, abusive relationships, sexual harassment, alcohol, and safety.

Why do I need to complete Think About It, 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.

What happens if I don’t complete the training?
Students who do not complete the training will not be able to register for classes for the following semester. For example, students who did not take Think About It in the 2017-2018 academic year, would have a hold placed on their registration in fall 2018.

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 Think About It training.

I am taking online courses only. Do I need to complete Think About It?
Yes, all Cal State LA incoming and continuing students are required to take Think About It training, regardless of whether they are taking courses on campus or online.

I am taking courses at PAGE only. Do I need to complete Think About It?
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 Think About It training.

How long will Think About It take to complete?
Think About It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. All parts of the training module are required.

What happens if I miss the deadline?
You can still complete the course. Please call (323) 343-3103 or email deanofstudents@calstatela.edu and provide your CIN # as soon as possible to request an extension.

Do I have to answer the survey questions throughout the training?
No. The survey questions are an educational component of Think About It. 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.

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) of 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.

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.

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

On-Campus Services:

Cal State LA Student Health Center
Main Walkway, adjacent to the Career Development Center
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 (CAPS)
Phone: (323) 343-3314
http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/hlth_ctr/SHC_CAPS.php

Off-Campus Services:

East Los Angeles Women's Center
1431 South Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90022
(800) 585-6231

Peace Over Violence
892 North Fair Oaks Ave., Suite D, Pasadena, CA. 91103
Hotlines:
Central Los Angeles
213-626-3393

South Los Angeles
310-392-8381

West San Gabriel Valley
626-793-3385

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA. 90404
(424)259-6000

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 Think About It.