New Miami U. students have to complete sex assault course

Published: Aug. 19, 2016 at 1:32 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2016 at 1:32 AM EDT
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OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Time is running out for Miami University freshman to complete a mandatory online program before they arrive later this month.

If the incoming freshman do not complete the AlcoholEdu for College and Haven program, the alcohol and sexual harassment awareness initiative they may not be allowed to go to class.

The AlcoholEdu has been around since 2007, but students could now be turned away at the Registrar's Office if they fail to complete the now mandatory online course.

"It provides students the resources that exist on campus so that they make sure that they have all the resources they need so that if they do identify these situations that they can help for themselves and others,' Rebecca Baundry Young, a Miami University employee said. "I think they should pay attention to what they're reading. It is long but I think its useful information and its good to know especially coming into a new experience."

However, some students do not think the incoming freshman will take the program seriously.

"I would say a lot of students just kind of take it and get through it as fast as they can without actually paying attention to what its saying," Emily Taylor, a Miami University junior said.

Freshman will also have to complete a followup course that need complete before Oct. 20.

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