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Review in Colleges and Universities category from San Bernardino, California

Look, I understand the good intentions behind this interactive website. Many of the concepts are good. However, there are certain parts in the interactive 'role playing' portion that I strongly feel are offensive to many people, especially of certain religious creeds. Blatant discussion about sex and 'sex toys' is certainly not acceptable to many people of certain religions. The main problem is, some Universities, such as California State University San Bernardino, are making the completion of this website's modules mandatory as a solution for awareness of sexual assault. Personally, I do not subscribe to any religion, but I don't like how it makes my friends of certain religious beliefs feel. They are forced to take these modules that are so brazenly displaying subject matter against their faith. Furthermore, there is blatant subtext suggesting an Orwellian, 'witch hunt' atmosphere of pushing students to report every and any possible sexual innuendo. Yes, 'cat calling' and 'hollering' at women and anyone is wrong and extremely degrading. However, I find it extremely disturbing how one part of the module blatantly insists that the 'right' answer to everything is to report it to this agency called the R.A. Why not human resources? Why not submit a police report if it is a serious problem? The idea of acronym bureaucracies used as an immediate 'go to' reeks of a paranoid, secret police atmosphere cultivating in which if a man is careless enough to be overheard simply saying , "she's really sexy", to his friend, he may be pigeon holed and now he's burned at the stake. Perhaps some may see my complaint as an overreaction. However, I see a slippery slope of paranoia and fear that all too easily grips communities when criminal acts have occurred. Unfortunately, many groups, religious and others, I often see are disregarded, perhaps not intentionally, but disregarded none the less.
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An Irresponsible Solution for Awareness of possible Crimes
Alphonse Wec

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Sexual violence training should be optional!

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Students are receiving e-mail threatening to place a hold on our records if we don't participate in the Agent of Change Training. I received the first e-mail on April 9th. It stated we need to complete it by April 22. Now it says May 5th. I work full-time teaching, have 2 kids, and am taking 2 master's classes. I do not have time for this due to work, school, homework, studying for school and the comps, taking my kids to their extracurricular activities, and completing CCAMPIS obligations (2 campus workshops, 11 volunteer hours, 1 parent child activity, quarterly advising) for childcare assistance. They shouldn't be able to make this mandatory. It wasn't something we agreed to upon enrollment or acceptance. It should be completely voluntary.
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unfair changes
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Better make the time to take it. Start by not complaining here.

Kevin B Pep
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California State University San Bernardino's Profiling Inquisition

As a student at CSUSB, I must voice my distaste for how my university is handling a spree of sexual assault crimes that have victimized women. All of these crimes have been perpetrated by one deplorable, individual as far as I know. My complaint is about the mandatory completion of their 90 minute 'training' called "Agent of Change". While I understand there are good intentions behind this 'training', myself and many others are fully aware that the questions and simulations required in the training are blatant psychological profiling. I received an email with the subject, "Prevent Hold: Complete Agent of Change Mandatory Training". This means, if this training is not finished, then the student will not be able to enroll in classes. Again, I understand the good intentions. However, I see a disturbing trend of many institutions both public and private resorting to increasingly Orwellian, "Big Brother" tactics justified by the fears and insecurities of the populace. CSUSB seems to be just another place that is falling into a spiraling, totalitarian manifold.
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Reason of review:
An invasion of Privacy

Preferred solution: Have a serious discussion in a meeting with as many students at the University as possible and come to a mutually made decision on how to address the recent crimes. Do not mandate arbitrary psychological profiling without student consent.

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