Community Wellness Requirements

First-Year and Transfer Student Requirements Policies and Procedures

For a complete list, please visit the Syracuse University Policies site. For questions or additional information, please email the Barnes Center at The Arch, or call 315.443.8000.

For a full list of requirements, please visit the New Student and Family Programs website.

"Enough is Enough" Legislation and Syracuse University Prevention and Education

What is “Enough is Enough?"

On July 7, 2015, New York State passed "Enough is Enough" legislation, which requires colleges and universities to adopt comprehensive procedures and guidelines to address sexual assault on college campuses. These policies include a student bill of rights, a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement. The complete law can be viewed on the New York State Senate website.

How will this affect Syracuse University students?

  1. All incoming undergraduate students are required to complete the in-person “Speak About It” orientation program.
  2. All incoming undergraduate, graduate, professional, part-time and non-traditional students are required to complete required online training through EVERFI.
  3. All student athletes are required to attend an “Enough is Enough” in-person training before they are eligible to compete.
  4. All student organization officers are required to complete sexual assault prevention training in order to be recognized by the University.

What do these trainings include?

The in-person and online trainings meet the “Enough is Enough” legislative requirements, including the following.

  • Campus Policies
  • Campus Resources
  • Consent
  • Empowered Bystander Prevention Strategies
  • Key Definitions

Community Wellness Requirements engage first-year and transfer students to participate in community wellness activities that build connection, promote community well-being and educate about health and wellness resources and programs. These include completing EVERFI online training modules and the Speak About It presentation. Learn more on the New Student and Family Programs Community Wellness Requirements webpage. For questions, please email Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion or call 315.443.8000.


EVERFI online training modules are hosted in an interactive multimedia education program which covers sexual assault and relationship violence, substance use (including alcohol and other drugs), healthy relationships in addition to diversity, equity and inclusion. The training has three different versions, each tailored to their respective audiences of traditional undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-traditional undergraduate students and part-time students. Failure to complete trainings will result in a Conduct Hold.

Speak About It

Speak About It is an interactive presentation in which a team of actors utilize skits, dialogue and monologue to educate college students on the following.

  • Bystander Intervention
  • Consent
  • Healthy Sexuality and Relationships
  • Sexual Assault