SWC Pre-Arrival Requirements

Pre-Arrival Requirements for Incoming Students

At Dartmouth, we are firmly committed to fostering an environment that prioritizes the core values of safety, wellbeing, and inclusion for every member of our community. We expect incoming students to complete pre-matriculation surveys and online courses around these topics as part of efforts to prevent sexual violence and high-risk drinking, support mental wellbeing, and develop a comprehensive understanding of core concepts and principles related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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. Dartmouth Short Survey (DSS), a brief health and wellness survey provided pre-matriculation to all incoming students.
  2. AlcoholEdu for College® provides personalized feedback and education that has been shown to reduce the negative impacts of high-risk drinking.
  3. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) or Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) for Athletes provides knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to sexual violence. This is one component of your SVPP First-Year Experience
  4. Mental Well-being for Students equips you with resources and practices to support the emotional well-being of yourself and others
  5. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for Students provides foundational tools necessary to be an engaged member of a diverse and inclusive community.


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.