Carleton recognizes that the best way to address sexual misconduct is to prevent it from happening in the first place. As part of our comprehensive sexual misconduct prevention programs, all incoming students are required to complete Sexual Assault for Undergraduates (SAPU), an online, interactive sexual violence prevention program. SAPU prepares students with essential skills to recognize assault and harassment, identify healthy and unhealthy relationship practices, navigate consent-based conversations, engage in bystander intervention and access support resources at Carleton.

Sexual Violence Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) online course

All incoming students, including first-years and transfers, receive an email in early August at their Carleton email address with registration information for four online courses: AlcoholEdu, SAPU, Mental Wellbeing for Students, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

These programs must be completed before students arrive on campus. SAPU should take about 45–60 minutes to complete. Forty-five days after completion, students will receive an invitation to complete Part 2 of these programs.

If you cannot locate the email with registration information, you can access the SAPU online course here.  

Please note: These courses include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure your attitudes and behaviors.  All survey responses are confidential. Carleton will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see the responses of any individual student. 

If you have questions about registering for or completing these courses, please contact If you have difficulty accessing the course, 24/7 technical support is available at