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NKU to require new mandatory sexual assault prevention training

September 17, 2020


Billy Keeney

NKU’s Office of Title IX.

All students must complete the new mandatory online training in sexual assault prevention by Oct. 16 in order to register for spring classes, according to NKU administrators in a recent campus-wide email. 

Students will soon receive an email from an outside firm named EverFi that will provide instructions on how to complete the online training. 

According to Darryl Peal, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer and Title IX coordinator, this new training module is similar to the one previously completed by incoming NKU students.

The new training exercise also includes the changes made by the federal government to Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education. Additionally, NKU has also adopted a new policy around sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, in response to these changes.

“Our university is unwavering in its commitment to building a campus community that respects the rights of everyone, free of sexual harassment and assault,” Peal said in the email. “Our goal with this training is to empower you to help create a respectful and healthy campus community while learning about your rights, responsibilities, and expectations.”

The email invitation to complete the training will arrive in students’ inboxes by mid-September. Students are expected to complete it prior to Oct. 16 in order to register for classes in spring 2021 without a hold.

Contact the Office of Title IX at NKU with any questions or concerns. Darryl Peal can be reached at

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