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Title IX Training for Graduate Students

In April 2016 the Stanford University Faculty Senate endorsed a resolution addressing unwanted sexual conduct on campus that included mandatory training for all graduate and professional students. With the strong support of the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the ASSU Graduate Student Council, and the Title IX Office, Stanford has partnered with EverFi to provide comprehensive training on these issues to all graduate students.

Accessing the Training

Click here or copy and paste this url into your web browser to access the course. 

You must register with your @stanford email address and eight digit SUID number (omit the first zero). Part 1 of the course takes about 1.5-2 hours to complete. We recognize that this is a substantial time commitment on your part and we appreciate you prioritizing your health and safety as well as that of the Stanford community. You can leave and return to the course at any time, working at your own pace from any computer. There is audio, so take it in a quiet place, use headphones, or select the closed caption option. The embedded surveys will remain confidential and are not connected in any way to your login. 

Enrollment Hold

Once a new student has matriculated, all new graduate students (including those enrolled in remote programs) are expected to complete the course within their first 10 weeks no matter what quarter they begin their graduate career. To encourage prompt participation, an enrollment hold will be placed on your student account for the next quarter that begins after your first 10 weeks expires if the requirement has not been met. Returning students are expected to complete this course and will also be subjected to the same enrollment hold as new students. Previous training on these issues does not exempt current students from this mandate. This is a one-time requirement and current students who have fulfilled this obligation do not need to take the course each year.

After completing Part 1 there is an intersession of 21 days. You will receive an email notification from the vendor (EverFi) to complete Part 2 when the intersession concludes (some students have had these emails filter to their Spam folder; if you don't recall receiving an email notification, you can log in to your account using the above link to check the status of your progress and/or complete Part 2 if it is available to you.) Part 2 takes on average about 30 minutes or less to complete. The course is only considered complete upon submitting Part 2. Your status in Axess will not change after completing Part 1 and the remaining "To-do" item will not interfere with your ability to enroll or take any other action within Axess. Below are guidelines for incoming students completing Part 1, the intersession, and Part 2 before enrollment for the following quarter begins. 

  Fall Quarter Deadlines Winter Quarter Deadlines Spring Quarter Deadlines
Complete Part 1 with enough time to complete Part 2 and avoid enrollment hold October 5, 2020 February 2, 2021 May 3, 2021
Complete course (Parts 1 and 2) to avoid enrollment hold October 27, 2020 February 24, 2021 May 24, 2021
Next quarter enrollment opens December 6, 2020 February 28, 2021 May 23, 2021
Next quarter Final Study List deadline January 11, 2021 April 16, 2021 July 9, 2021

These dates are based on the Academic Calendar and may not be representative of your specific program or School. 

Requesting to Opt Out

For some students, taking this course may trigger strong feelings related to past experiences. If this is the case for you, please seek out help, such as from the Confidential Support Team. If you have additional concerns about the course content, please email the Title IX Office at


I am returning to campus after a leave and have a hold on my account due to this training, what should I do?

Students in this position must email Katya Alcaraz ( to inform her of the situation and restart the 10 weeks you have to complete the course. Your hold will be pushed out to the next quarter so you can enroll in the current quarter and have enough time to complete the requirement prior to enrollment opening for the next quarter. 

I'm experiencing technical difficulties, what should I do?

Take a look at this troubleshooting guide to see if any of the tips help. Still having problems? Contact 24/7 tech support.

I completed the training/Part 1, why do I still have the "To-do" item or a hold on Axess? 

There are 2 parts to the training and you can’t begin Part 2 until serving a 21 day intersession after completing Part 1. Your status in Axess will not change during this time. The deadline on Axess is to complete Part 1 with enough time to then complete Part 2 before holds are placed for the following quarter. You will get an email from EverFi when Part 2 is open to you, and Axess will be updated on a weekly basis for all students who have completed both Parts 1 and 2. 

I finished Part 2, why hasn't Axess been updated?

Axess will be updated weekly throughout each quarter except summer. During summer quarter holds will be lifted every 2 weeks. If it has been more than a week since you completed Part 2 it is possible you entered an incorrect SUID. Please log in to your account to verify you entered the correct SUID number (omit the first zero) and then see the contact information below to request assistance with correcting your SUID and/or lifting your hold.

I finished Part 1 a couple of weeks ago, why haven't I received email about Part 2 yet?

After Part 1 you begin a 21 day intersession. At the end of the 21 days you will receive an email with a link to Part 2. Some students have reported that the reminder emails, from EverFi, have been caught in their Spam filter. If you didn't receive or can't find the email from EverFi about Part 2, use the link at the top of this page to access your profile within the platform.

Why is there an intersession at all? Why can't I just skip to Part 2 immediately?

Part 2 contains refresher content and a follow-up survey that assesses attitudes and behaviors. The intersession period allows students to process the information from the course and start putting their new knowledge and skills into practice. It also provides time for participants to become more acclimated to the school environment and allows the follow-up survey to measure: 1) how students' attitudes and behaviors have changed, and 2) the impact of the school environment on students' attitudes and behaviors (i.e. "the college effect"). 

I'm a TA/CA/etc. or have otherwise taken Title IX related training before, can I opt out of this?

No. Previous trainings on these subjects does not exempt students from this requirement.

I received an email stating I hadn't completed Part 1 and believe it to be a mistake, what do I do?

First, check to see you have entered your correct SUID when registering for the course. A common error is entering either a wrong number or a SUNet ID which will delay updating your progress in Axess. If your SUID is correct, or you need assistance correcting it, see the contact information below to request assistance.

What should I do if I am a current student and enrollment for next quarter has opened but I have a hold on my account?

First, make sure you complete part 1 of the training right away to start the clock on the 21 day intersession before part 2. If you have completed part 1 and are awaiting part 2, be patient and remember you have until the Final Study List Deadline to register for next quarter.

Still have questions?

Contact Katya Alcaraz at