SWC Pre-Arrival Requirements

Pre-Arrival Requirements for Incoming Students

At Dartmouth College, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members. As incoming members of this community, first-year students (including transfer and exchange students) participation in efforts to prevent sexual violence and high-risk drinking, and support mental wellbeing is critically important. Dartmouth requires all incoming students to complete pre-matriculation surveys and online courses around these topics before New Student Orientation. Dartmouth has partnered with a leading education technology innovator, Vector Solutions, to provide the courses. 

Over the summer, first-year, transfer, and exchange students will receive emails containing detailed instructions on how to complete these required surveys and courses.

  1. Culture, Behavior & Experiences (CBE) survey
    An annual survey to better understand students' behavior and experiences associated with sexual violence prevention including friendships, relationships, inclusivity, community responsibility, bystander intervention, and experiences around sexual violence prior to entering Dartmouth. This tool helps us evaluate Dartmouth's prevention efforts and is the first component of your Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP) First-Year Experience
  2. Dartmouth Short Survey (DSS)
    Is a brief health and wellness survey provided pre-matriculation to all incoming studnets.
  3. AlcoholEdu®
     AlcoholEdu® for College is a two-part, online course providing personalized feedback along with education around alcohol use to equip you with a shared language and foundational knowledge and skills to help in Dartmouth's efforts to prevent high-risk drinking. This highly effective and interactive evidence-based course has been shown to reduce high-risk drinking among college students.
  4. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) or Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) for Athletes
    EVERFI's SAPU or SAP for Athletes is an interactive online course to equip you with a shared language and foundational knowledge and skills to help in Dartmouth's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence. This is the second component of your SVPP First-Year Experience
  5. Mental Well-being for Students equips you with resources and practices to support the emotional well-being of yourself and others

For additional questions or information please contact the student.wellness.center@dartmouth.edu.

Requesting an extension, modification, or waiver

If you need additional time to engage with a component or have concerns about participating in any SVPP component for personal reasons, please contact us at SVPP@dartmouth.edu to make arrangements. If you need support or would like to request a waiver from a confidential resource, please contact a WISE Advocate at campus@wiseuv.org or the College Chaplain, Reverend Nancy Vogele, at College.Chaplain@dartmouth.edu.

Families and Supporters Information

High-risk alcohol use and sexual violence are issues that face educational institutions and communities nationwide. Research indicates that families and supporters can play an important role in prevention by talking with their students. For more information on how to engage with your student about these critical topics, please visit Vector Solutions' resource page for families and supporters.

More information outlining the College's Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP) a comprehensive four-year undergraduate curriculum required for all students and the SVPP First-Year Experience will be emailed to students and their designated family or supporters over the summer.