Mandatory Graduate Student Training

The University of California San Diego is committed to maintaining an environment in which all of us can thrive in a community that is free of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Federal law and university policy require that all new students receive education about sexual violence prevention.

All incoming graduate and professional students are required to complete a mandatory online course through Everfi's Foundry platform. The course gives students the tools to identify, prevent and report sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Additionally, it gives graduate and professional students the education they need to be successful as members of the UC San Diego community.

Who has to take the training?

All incoming graduate and professional students are required to complete the online program within their first year.

How long does the training take to complete?

The course takes approximately two hours to complete.

What is the deadline for completing the online program?

Deadline for Fall 2019: Friday, November 1st.

What happens if I don’t do the training?

If you do not complete this requirement, a hold will be placed on your account, and you will not be able to complete your enrollment for winter classes.

How do I access the training?

In August or September, students will receive an email from that includes a link to the training. After that period, students may also access the training by navigating to in a web browser and logging in with their email account. 

After I complete the course, how long will it take to remove the account hold?

The hold will be lifted within 24 hours of course completion. If you have questions regarding the hold, please contact OPHD at

Who can answer my questions about the content?

Please direct questions about the course content to OPHD at