Are students required to view “Not Anymore”?
Date: September 2017
I’ve received a few emails over the past month about “Not Anymore from Student Success™”, which “all graduate and professional students are required to complete”.
Just out of curiosity, what does this mean? Specifically, what are the legal basis of this requirement, and what are the associated penalties for non-compliance?
Curious graduate student
Dear Curious Graduate Student,
Thank you so much for writing your question about the new Title IX training that has been implemented. Because the Not Anymore online video is administered through the Title IX Office, I have reached out to Sarah Affel, Cornell’s Title IX Officer, to craft a shared response.
As you likely already know, Cornell University, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, engages in primary prevention and ongoing awareness training for students on topics including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual and gender-based harassment. Over the past several years, for many colleges and departments these trainings have been required in-person programs, but for others, they have been online or video based.
This is the first year that Cornell has required all students to participate in the Not Anymore online program as part of ongoing efforts to provide graduate and professional students with information about these important issues and to comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations mandating student training. This year all graduate and professional students will take the program. In future years, it will only be the incoming students who take this program. In addition, as in past years, there will be in-person ongoing education programs hosted by the Graduate School and conducted in partnership with the Title IX Office, which ultimately has the responsibility for university compliance with state and federal laws.
We are hopeful that, given the seriousness of the content and professionalism of our graduate and professional students, all graduate and professional students will complete the program by the assigned deadline. Because this is the first year with this online program and because of Cornell’s expectations for graduate and professional student conduct, there has been no consequence named by the Title IX office in the event that a student fails to complete the program. If a penalty is used in future years, of course, students who have not completed the program would be informed of a consequence in advance by the Title IX office and given the opportunity to take the program before any consequence went into effect.
At this point, we are hopeful that all graduate and professional students view this training as a way to increase professionalism and acknowledge that we desire to maintain the mission of creating a truly caring community at Cornell.
If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either one of us.
Janna Lamey and Sarah Affel
Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
Cornell University Title IX Coordinator