New Title IX Test Could Keep Students from Registering

Vector Solutions

"Not Anymore" by Vector Solutions partnered with Cal State LA to train students on how to handles situations like sexual harassment or abuse on campus.

Leslie Ramirez, Contributing Writer

Cal State LA students must get a “B” or better on a sexual harassment and sexual violence test, if they hope to register for classes in the Spring 2020 semester.

In previous years, Cal State LA partnered with Campus Clarity for the required course material called “Think About It.” This past summer, however, the Cal State University system made the decision to partner with Vector Solutions and introduce the new module, “Not Anymore.”

“Not Anymore,” just like “Campus Clarity,” is a course designed to help students understand federal laws – including Title IX, legislation that prohibits sex or gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment.  The course is mandatory for all students in compliance with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. 

The UT asked the campus Title IX Officer, Aundreia Cameron, why the course is important.  In an email, Cameron said, “I am not available to answer questions regarding the “Not Anymore” course requirement.”

“There are no major differences between the previous ‘Campus Clarity’ and the ‘Not Anymore’ module,” stated Dean of Students, Jen Miller. “Both offer clear and concise information regarding this important topic.”

The online course, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, shares different stories about sexual assault and domestic violence. It also covers scenarios that occur in college settings – from dealing with drug and alcohol abuse to what to do and how to respond if you have been victimized or been a witness to sexual violence.

After each video, the students are given a test relating to the content that they just watched. The module is concluded with one test of the overall material that students must pass with an 80% or better to receive credit and register for classes.

“These course requirements are very beneficial for students, especially to those that are unaware or unsure about the types of incidents that occur on campus,” shared sophomore Evelyn Gomez.

Gomez explained that the new module had some noticeable differences compared to the Title IX tutorial before it. “In ‘Campus Clarity,’ I felt as if I was just going through the motions,” said Gomez.  “But in ‘Not Anymore,’ I felt more intrigued and glad that I learned information that I didn’t have knowledge on before,” she added.

According to the Cal State LA “Not Anymore” website, “Students are strongly encouraged to complete the course as soon as possible. Failure to complete it will affect your ability to register for classes for subsequent semesters.”

Because Cal State LA is taking steps to educate its student body about the hazards students can face on college campuses, Dean Miller hopes that “students learn this valuable information.”