Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention

Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention (SVM 0204) is an online course that explores the basics of sexual violence and provides students with information about Memorial’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures, including definitions and examples of sexual violence along with information and tools regarding consent, bystander intervention and supporting those who have experienced sexual violence.

The course provides education through a variety of methods including informational content, questions, activities, scenarios and a video about the concept of sexual consent. Information is also provided regarding campus and community resources. If you require assistance or accommodation regarding this course, please contact the Sexual Harassment Office by phone at 709-864-8199 (St. John’s campuses) or 709-637-7195 (Grenfell Campus), or email

Course information

Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention (SVM 0204) is a required non-credit course that must be completed by all new undergraduate and graduate students at Memorial, as well as certificate and diploma students at the Marine Institute. These students will automatically be registered for the course when they register. Please note, Faculty of Medicine students will be included in the next phase of the course roll-out. The goal is to roll-out the course to all students by Fall 2023.

Students can access the course in Brightspace by following these steps:   

  • Login to "Students" tab, click on Online Learning "Course Login".
  • Select the course SVM 0204 (Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention).
  • Click “Course Content” to start the course.

The course should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

Course completion requirements

To pass the course, students must achieve a grade of at least 8/10 (80 per cent).  A passing grade in this course is required before a student is permitted to register for their second semester at the university.

Course structure

This course is entirely online and is structured so that it can be completed from the links under Course Content in Brightspace. An individual may repeat the course as many times as required to successfully pass.

Contact information

The Sexual Harassment Office can be reached at 709-864-8199 (St. John’s campuses), 709-637-7195 (Grenfell Campus), or