Safety & Wellness Education

Student Affairs gives out Tshirts on first day of class

At Jacksonville State University, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members. To that end, we have partnered with Get Inclusive to provide training that will help us all be informed on topics vital to the safety and well-being of our campus, which ensures compliance with state and federal law. One way in which our university commits to this value is by providing students with comprehensive training on Mental Wellbeing, Consent & Sexual Violence Prevention, Identities & Inclusion, Hazing & Bullying, and Alcohol & Other Drugs.The training modules are self-paced, and the courses will save your progress if you need to stop and return later. If you have difficulty logging in or completing your training, reach out to

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is unlike most alcohol programs. Rather than try to impose abstinence, ASTP recognizes that any steps toward reduced risk are steps in the right direction. The goal of ASTP is to educate students on alcohol-related behavior while increasing their interest in critically examining drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. In doing so, students can minimize the potential negative consequences through prevention, reduced consumption or abstinence.

Bringing In the Bystander®

Bringing in the Bystander® is an evidence-based bystander intervention program. Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the highly interactive Bringing in the Bystander® curriculum uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity refers to the traits and characteristics that make people unique while inclusion refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure people experience a sense of belonging. Jacksonville State University is committed to celebrating and welcoming differences. Understanding and appreciating interdependence of humanity and cultures.

Ladder of Risk

Ladder of Risk is a program that educates organization members on the basics of JSU’s Risk Management Policy and creates a conversation about planning safe social events. Through Ladder of Risk, students learn how to plan safe social events while reducing their risk as an organization.

Leadership Development

Let's talk about leadership! This workshop will cover leadership styles, accountability, and fostering a sense of belonging in your group.

VAR (Mental Health)

Basic V-A-R® is Active Minds’ everyday guide for everyday challenges. It’s about showing up for one another in our everyday struggles. The letters V-A-R correspond to three steps: Validate, Appreciate, Refer®. The steps are easy-to-understand, easy-to-do, and easy-to-remember. They provide a guide to listening and responding in a helpful way.

V-A-R conversations can take many forms — phone, in-person, text message, Facetime. The medium doesn’t matter as much as the message that you care.