FVSU to host mandatory orientation assembly for first-time freshmen

October 1, 2015 – As part of the University System of Georgia’s Campus Safety and Security Committee recommendations, Fort Valley State University is hosting a special program tasked with thwarting sexual misconduct and alcohol abuse.

The program will be introduced to students through a special orientation program slated for Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the C.W. Pettigrew Auditorium. The program will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., said Denise Eady, FVSU’s chief compliance officer.

Eady said the program, called EverFi, is being introduced to public institutions throughout the state through campus Title IX coordinators and will include a required online education and training initiative that will be offered in two phases. FVSU’s first cohort, or targeted group, will include freshmen, student leaders and student athletes, she said.

“This is a really important program and a critical step aimed at ensuring our students remain safe on our campus,” Eady said. “We know that better informed students make better decisions and provide important guidance to their peers. We’re asking everyone to support this initiative.”

• Phase 1, Eady said, will include an online 90-minute program called Haven that is designed to train student on better understanding sexual assault. The program includes a mandated 20-minute refresher course offered approximately 30 days after the initial training.

• Phase 2 is the alcohol awareness program that is a three-part survey called AlcoholEDU.




For details, contact Denise Eady at (478) 825-6333.