Required Safety Program: Voices for Change
At the University of Idaho, we all play a role in creating a safer and healthier campus community and supporting our Vandal family. The first semester on any college campus presents risks for new students when it comes to substance abuse and sexual assault. Knowing how to navigate challenging situations is key to student success and safety. Therefore, we believe it is necessary for students to complete this important online required safety program.
For Fall 2022, all first-year, undergraduate U of I students under the age of 24 are required to complete this safety program before Sept. 9, 2022.
For Spring 2023, all first-year, undergraduate U of I students under the age of 24 are required to complete this safety program before Feb. 1, 2023.
About the Program
Voices for Change is comprised of four modules. To meet the requirement, you must complete all four by the due date.
For students starting Fall 2022:
- The assignment will be available in early August.
- If you don't meet the Sept. 9, 2022 completion deadline you will receive a registration hold on your student account. This will prevent you from registering for Spring 2023 and future semesters.
For students starting Spring 2023:
- The assignment will be available in early January.
- If you don't meet the Feb. 1, 2023 completion deadline you will receive a registration hold on your student account. This will prevent you from registering for Summer and Fall 2023.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 208-885-6757 or email@example.com.
Voices for Change is an interactive and engaging program comprised of four modules covering relevant safety-related topics for college students.
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Consent & Sexual Violence
- Hazing & Bullying
- Identities & Inclusion
You will receive an email in your VandalMail account detailing how to access Voices for Change.
Completion of all four self-paced modules in Voices for Change takes about 1 -1.5 hours and the course does not need to be completed in one sitting. However, it is recommended to finish a section before exiting in order to save any completed work.
For students starting in Fall 2022, Voices for Change is due by Sept. 9, 2022.
For students starting in Spring 2023, Voices for Change is due by Feb. 1, 2023.
Students who don't meet the deadline for completing the Voices for Change program will receive a "New Student Online Education" enrollment hold.
Dean of Students staff will manually lift registration holds once a completion report is processed during business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It is recommended students complete the required safety program in a timely manner in order to not delay registration for the next semester.
Yes, and approximately 20% of U of I students choose not to drink. Whether you choose to drink or not, you will likely encounter alcohol at some point during your time at the University of Idaho in some way or another. It is important that all students understand the impact of alcohol on individuals as well as our Vandal family in order to foster a safe, healthy and welcoming community.
We are here to support students in successful completion of this safety program. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on the assignments, due dates, holds, etc.
We also recognize that the material covered here, particularly sexual misconduct, can be difficult for some individuals to interact with. The content is designed to be sensitive to the variety of experiences our students have had. If however, this assignment proves too distressing or triggering to complete, please contact email@example.com so we can provide an alternate means of completing the requirement.