The required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training teaches students information and skills to safely intervene in situations that may lead to sexual violence, and it discusses students’ rights and responsibilities related to sexual misconduct. It’s important that students take this training to help contribute to a respectful and healthy campus community.

About the Training

Boston University requires sexual misconduct prevention training because we care about student wellbeing and are committed to maintaining a healthy campus community. The training is confidential, research-backed, and tailored to the unique experiences of BU undergraduate and graduate students.

Because the training covers some difficult topics, we ask that you take care of yourself. Please do whatever you need to feel more comfortable, which might include taking breaks or not answering some survey questions.

You may feel more comfortable completing the training alone or with a trusted person nearby. It may also be empowering or validating to see scenarios that reflect an experience of yours or a loved one.

We understand that participating in this training may be difficult for individuals who have experienced sexual or relationship violence. Please email if you’re concerned about taking this training because of its content.

Completing the Training

Your training assignment

All BU students are required to complete a Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training. There are different trainings for undergraduate and graduate students. Students are assigned to complete the training that best fits their student status.

Varsity student athletes are required to complete an additional training to help meet NCAA requirements.

You will get an email when it is time for you to complete your assigned Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training(s).

How to access the training

If you are assigned to a training, you can access it in the following ways:

  1. You will receive a direct link to the training in emails from
  2. You can go to the StudentLink Compliance page to find a link to your training

You will need to have your BU login and Kerberos password to log into the training. If you need to set up a BU login, click here.

Training Requirement

Completion of Part 1 of this training is part of your University compliance and is tied to registration activity, which includes using the course planner and registering for classes. Students who do not complete Part 1 of the training will not be able to complete registration activity for a second semester of coursework.

Incoming Students in Fall  Incoming Students in Spring 
If you are an incoming student for fall and have not completed Part 1 of your training, you will become non-compliant with the University on October 15.

If you are an incoming online student for fall and have not completed Part 1 of your training, you will become non-compliant with the University on November 15.

If you are an incoming student for spring and have not completed Part 1 of the training, you will become non-compliant with the University on March 1.

If you are an incoming online student for spring and have not completed Part 1 of your training, you will become non-compliant with the University on April 5.

How to see if you met the requirement

You can see if you completed the training and the due date for Part 1 on the StudentLink Compliance page. It can take up to 15 minutes for StudentLink to reflect that the training is done.

Tips for Taking the Training

You don’t have to complete it all at once

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Know that it’s private

Your answers in the training are private, so it’s okay to be honest. BU only receives responses from the student body as a whole. We do not see students’ individual answers.

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