Letter to Parents and Family
Dear K-State Parent or Family Member:
Kansas State University is committed to the health and safety of its students. The University’s Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) program is using “Think About It”-- a web-based educational training to address substance use and sexual violence. ASAP is being made available to all students, parents and families and covers these topics through interactive educational content and scenarios. You are encouraged to review and discuss the content of ASAP with your student.
Parents and family members review of (ASAP) training is optional and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. You may access the free training by going to www.campusclarity.com/signup and enter “KSUparents2016” as the special access code. Training may be discontinued and restarted at any point on any computer with an internet connection.
“Think about it” is designed to help students and those around them to be safer by making healthy decisions, being aware of state laws and campus policies, and campus and community resources. The training includes information on how to request assistance, how to safely intervene to prevent harm, and how to report concerning behaviors. The topics covered by the training and the associated survey can be sensitive and challenging to explore but are important to address in our community. All KSU students must complete the training annually.
New and transfer student ASAP training takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and an additional 30 minutes to complete the associated survey. The total time for new and transfer students to complete both is approximately two hours. Returning student ASAP training will take approximately 45 minutes and an additional 30 minutes for the associated survey. The total time for returning students is approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Because of its importance, all students are required to complete training in its entirety prior to the first day of classes in the upcoming semester. Students who do not complete the required training will be unable to register for future classes until the training has been completed.
Students, parents and families may visit www.ksu.edu/asap for more information about ASAP or call KSU Health Promotion at (785) 532-6595. The content of the sexual violence education portion of “Think About It” may be triggering for some individuals. Please direct triggering concerns and requests for alternative training options to the KSU Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) at (785) 532-6444 or email KSUCARE@ksu.edu prior to the first day of classes in the upcoming semester.
Pat J. Bosco, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students