Wellness Requirement Policy
- Meeting this graduation requirement does not earn academic credit.
- Students and advisors, see “Distribution Checklist” for individual student status.
|FIRST-YEAR REQUIREMENTS (descriptions below)||Deadline||Must complete to…||Contact|
|eCHECKUP To Go with verification sent||*||Select second semester classes.||Katie Barlow, Healthy Colby Coordinator, Counseling Services|
|2 Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Sessions **; schedule TBA||*||Select third semester classes.||Emily Schusterbauer, Director of Gender and Sexual Diversity, Pugh Center|
|Completion of the First Year Journey on the Colby Trail**;||*||Select third semester classes.||Katie Barlow, Healthy Colby Coordinator, Counseling Services|
|SECOND-YEAR REQUIREMENT||Deadline||Must complete to…||Contact|
|1 Bystander Intervention Training Session; schedule TBA||*||Select sixth semester classes.||Emily Schusterbauer, Director of Gender and Sexual Diversity, Pugh Center|
* Transfer students must complete eCHECKUP To Go and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training in the semester they arrive on campus and the First Year Journey on the Colby Trail before they can select courses for their third semester at Colby. Students who have taken eCHECKUP To Go at a previous institution may submit that information to Katie Barlow for verification.
** Mid-year entrants must complete eCHECKUP To Go to select second semester courses. Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training and the First Year Journey on the Colby Trail also must be completed. First-years who spent their first semester in France or Spain will complete the First Year Journey on the Colby Trail within the same timeframe as first year students on campus.
eCHECKUP To Go: available early October
All new students complete eCHECKUP To Go, a personalized, evidence-based alcohol and marijuana education program. The choices you make around substances can have a significant impact on your college experience, making the content of this course valuable to your overall success. For most people, this activity will take less than 30 minutes. The link to eCHECKUP To Go is located in the First Year Journey course on Omprakash Edge, as well as the path to verify completion by uploading a Completion Certificate.
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training: two sessions required; dates to be announced
Each 60-minute session is discussion-based, and led by a team of trained sexual misconduct prevention peer educators. The first session provides a comprehensive understanding of Colby’s sexual violence policies and procedures. The second introduces the skills necessary to safely intervene before an incident escalates and to effectively support a friend who has experienced sexual violence.
First Year Journey on the Colby Trail: August through April
The First Year Journey (FYJ) is a scaffolded, integrative program that aims to support your holistic growth and flourishing throughout your first year of living and learning at Colby. The FYJ combines asynchronous online learning via the Omprakash Edge platform with a series of Live Sessions that offer opportunities for deepening reflection and dialogue with your peers.
The FYJ is situated within the Colby Trail, which will ultimately extend from first year all the way to graduation.
If your Distribution Checklist has not been properly credited, please contact your faculty or staff facilitator or Valerie Sirois, Associate Registrar within one week of the event.