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IUPUI Empowered Choices

Ends Jun 30, 2024


Full course description

Course Introduction

Empowered Choices covers three critical topics that students often say they wish they knew more about during their transition to a new school. Students arrive with different levels of knowledge and experience with alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct, so this course provides an overview of these topics with specific emphasis on health and safety, university services and policies, and local laws and resources.

The course content covers educational components required by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (EDGAR Part 86) consistent with federal law.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the modules, you will be able to:

  • Define “consent” as it applies to sexual activity.
  • Describe safe and positive options for bystander intervention.
  • Identify sexual misconduct awareness, prevention, and response programs provided by the university.
  • Identify university drug and alcohol programs that are available to assist students.
  • Understand ways to reduce the risk of harm when using alcohol or other controlled substances.
  • Identify health risks associated with the use of alcohol and other controlled substances.
  • Understand standards of conduct that prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students.
  • Identify healthy and unhealthy traits in relationships.

Module Topics

  • Alcohol
  • Other Drugs
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

Content Team

Empowered Choices was produced by the Indiana Collegiate Action Network (ICAN), a subsidiary of Mental Health America Indiana, with funding from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA). Empowered Choices is based on the educational compliance curriculum developed by Indiana University.

This module is administered by the IUPUI Office of Health and Wellness Promotion. For questions or comments about the content or functionality of the course, email


Length: 90 minutes


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Audience: IUPUI Students

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