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Preparing for Friartown

Preparing for Friartown consistents of two parts: an optional virtual series aimed to provide support to new students and families & a series of required educational modules.

OPTIONAL VIRTUAL SESSIONS: All new students entering PC in August 2022 are encouraged to participate in these optional Preparing for Friartown virtual sessions

You can access the session by clicking on the link 15 minutes prior to the listed start time.

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REQUIRED ONLINE MODULES: All new students entering PC in August 2022 are REQUIRED to complete the following series of Preparing for Friartown modules by AUGUST 12:

Academic Integrity Tutorial

  • The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies has the responsibility for the academic monitoring and general advising of students from all disciplines. As part of this role, the Office works to help students understand how they can approach their studies with “academic integrity,” and how to avoid charges of academic misconduct. We have created an online tutorial, compiling important information to help students avoid making mistakes in their academic work which would put a damper on their enthusiasm for their studies.
  • Online instructions available here
  • Estimated completion time: 15-20 minutes

Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs (Vector Solutions)

  • At PC, we are dedicated to setting students up for success as members of the community here and beyond. As such, new students are expected to complete two online modules (Vector Solutions Alcohol and Other Drugs and Vector Solutions Sexual Violence Prevention for Undergrads) to help them make thoughtful and healthy choices outside the classroom; reflect on their knowledge, attitudes, and experiences related to these issues; and support their peers and themselves when faced with tough situations.
  • Completion of the TWO programs listed above is REQUIRED of every new incoming Providence College student, including transfers and commuters.  Students planning to live on campus must complete these trainings in order to move into their residence hall.

Follow these easy steps to complete your courses:

  • Using your web browser, go to the Vector LMS, Higher Education Student Edition website for Providence College: https://providencestudents-ri.safecolleges.com/
  • This will bring you to the Providence College Sign In page.  Use your PC email address to sign in: {username}
  • Enter your Password, which is the same password you use for other campus-wide logins, and was provided to you by the Office of the Registrar earlier in the summer.
  • Please contact studentlife@providence.edu if you are having difficulty signing in or viewing your assignment
  • Estimated completion time: 1.5 – 2 hours.  You may take these programs in multiple sittings.

CliftonStrengths for Students

  • This online assessment – and follow-up workshops – will help new students learn more about their unique strengths and how best to utilize them in college and in future careers. We recommend that students print a copy of their “Insight Report” after completing the assessment, and to bring it back to campus for future events and discussions.
  • Create an online account here – students should use their Friars email address to create their account
  • Estimated completion time: 20-35 minutes

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Students

  • Providence College is committed to fostering an environment where people of all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and perspectives can flourish. As part of this commitment, we have partnered with EVERFI to provide trainings that will help us all be informed on topics vital to achieving our goal.
  • Completion of the EverFi Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Students online course is REQUIRED of every new incoming Providence College student, including transfers and commuters. 
  • Students received an email with program instructions in late July. If you did not receive an email invitation, please email pcastil1@providence.edu.
  • Estimated completion time: 45 minutes.  You may take this programs in multiple sittings.
  • Experiencing technical problems with the program? Contact EverFi support at: https://everfihelp.force.com/foundry/s/higher-ed

Mental Health & Wellness Conversation Simulation

  • At Providence College, we want to make sure that we can all recognize signs of distress and know what to say if someone needs help. Kognito’sAt-Risk Mental Health for Students” is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you will know what to say in real life. Participants will learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk with a friend they are worried about, and where they and their friend can turn for help.
  • Create a new account here, using your PC email
  • Be sure to select the “At Risk Mental Health for Students” course. The “At Risk for Students” course is expired and you will not be able to register for it.
  • Use Enrollment Key: providencestudents
  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  • Choose your simulation and click “LAUNCH”
  • Estimated completion time: 20-35 minutes
  • Experiencing technical problems with the program? Contact Kognito support at: support@kognito.com.
  • You do NOT need to provide us with a copy of your certificate once you complete.