Think About It

Important Update: The FINAL DEADLINE to complete the Think About It online course for incoming freshmen, transfer, graduate, J1 International, and CEL students is Friday, October 20th, 2017.

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Think About It, by Campus Clarity, is a web-based sexual assault prevention and alcohol abuse awareness program. This program will help students make informed decisions regarding alcohol use, empower students to intervene and prevent sexual violence, and give students the tools to address to peers' risky behavior. Think About It will provide students with the information they need to navigate affirmative consent, healthy relationships, and effective communication.

Every incoming student is required to complete Think About It by midnight on Friday, October 20th, 2017. We recognize that the material covered in the online course may be distressing for some students. If you would like additional support around these issues, please contact The SAFE Place or the Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

Students who do not complete the training by October 20th will have a Dean of Students hold placed upon their account. To get the hold removed, students must complete the online training. Once completed, the holds will be removed within two business days. For further questions, contact


To access the training:

Option 1: Search your SFSU e-mail account for an e-mail from Campus Clarity. Within this e-mail you will find a link at the bottom that will allow you to access the training.

Option 2:

  • Go to
  • Click the “Login to Training” button in the top right corner
  • Enter your SFSU e-mail address
  • Follow the instructions for creating an account
  • Complete your assigned course


Important Updates and Quick Answers

Dean of Students HOLDS have been placed only for students who have NOT completed the Think About It course by the final deadline of October 20th.

If you have completed the course by Oct. 20th:

  • The hold notification email you received is likely an error
  • Your account is not on hold
  • No further action is required on your part

If you are a GRADUATE student and have completed either the "Think About It" or "Think About It: Graduate" before Oct. 20th:

  • The hold notification email you received is likely an error
  • You DO NOT need to complete both courses
  • One of these courses will suffice to meet the requirement. For example, if you've already completed "Think About It," but have not completed the graduate version, completion of one course is enough (and vice versa). The hold was likely triggered due to the duplication error of course assignments on your account
  • Holds for students encountering this error have been removed as of November 2nd, 2017
  • If you have completed the course before or by Oct. 20th and you still see a hold on your account (e.g. when registering for classes) email with your first name, last name, ID number, and a screenshot of the certificate verifying completion of the course to request the hold be removed. The subject line should be "Course Completed Before 10/20/17

If you completed the course between Oct. 21st - 30th At 11AM, your name is currently being processed for hold removals and we have already taken steps to remove the hold on your account.

If you are completing the course after 11AM on Oct. 30th, 2017:

  • We are removing holds on an ongoing basis by monitoring completion statuses daily in our system
  • The hold will be removed within 2 days of completing the course

If you have not started your course assignment, you will need to complete the online course to remove the hold. Please follow the Campus Clarity email you received or refer to the instructions listed above. Holds will be removed within 2 days of completion.



Do I need to complete this program?

Yes. This is a requirement set by the Chancellor's office for all new incoming freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, College of Extended Learning students and international students. It is part of the university's efforts to address issues regarding sexual violence, alcohol, and other drugs that are relevant to college campuses.

Does this cost money?

No. There are no additional fees/cost for this online training.

I am having technical difficulties with the online training. What do I do?

Here are a couple troubleshooting recommendations:
• Quit the browser your are doing and restart it to see if that makes a difference
• Try a different browser (i.e. Firefox, Chrome, etc.) as the online module may be more efficient on those. Also, make sure that the version of your browser is most up to date.
• If it is still not working, please contact the Campus Clarity Tech Support at or 800-652-9546 for additional guidance.

Why isn't it just informational?

Think About It was developed based on best practices in the fields of education and sexual violence. This approach is interactive so that students will have an opportunity to simulate/observe situations where this information is relevant. Students have commented that information banking of content was "boring" and did not provide an engaging experience in learning.

Are there any alternatives for this online training?

To arrange an alternative training, please contact

I’ve gone through the whole training, but it doesn’t show that I’ve fully completed the training. What do I do?

Here are a couple troubleshooting recommendations:
• This may be a browser issue. Some browsers may save your activity via cookies or history. If you clear your cookies and history, or utilize a private browsing window, that may solve your problem.
• If it is still not working, please contact the Campus Clarity Tech Support at or 800-652-9546 for additional guidance.

How do I provide feedback for my experience?

We appreciate and value your feedback, as it will help in improving the experience for future students. Feel free to email to provide any feedback on your experience.

What if I missed my deadline?

Missing the deadline will result in the Office of Student Conduct contacting you and notifying you of any resulting consequences. This can result in a registration hold for the following semester.