PETSA is a training course, developed by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system office. The course focuses on promoting the intellectual awareness of all students, offering accessible resources and services from the university regarding sexual violence.  At the university, we believe that students need to be actively engaged in their education and engaged in contributing to keeping the campus safe.

All new and incoming students are required to complete the course, located on D2L Brightspace.  Students must complete the course by the fourth Friday of the Fall semester: September 18, 2015. Students who fail to complete the course by the deadline will have a registration hold placed on their student account.

The university has developed a tutorial for students to navigate D2L Brightspace and find the course as noted below. An outline of the course and notes for students are also provided below.

Link for a tutorial to assist students navigating from the MSUM homepage to the course on D2L:

Outline of the course:

A.     Welcome from Leon Rodrigues, MnSCU Chief Diversity Officer

B.     Introduction Video

C.     Module 1 Video

·     Focuses on increasing students’ awareness about sexual violence.

·     Topics: Mn Law and MnSCU policy, Consent, and Predatory Behavior

D.     Module 1 Self Assessment

E.     Module 2 Video

·     Explores issues that can lead to a culture of sexual violence on campus.

·     Topics: Harmful stereotypes, relationship and dating violence, and stalking

F.     Module 2 Self Assessment

G.     Module 3 Video

·     Focuses actions students can take to keep themselves and others safe.

·     Topics: personal empowerment, bystander awareness, and support for victims

H.     Module 3 Self Assessment

I.     Verification of Completion (certificate is available to print or save as a PDF)

Notes for students:

Students who experience difficulties with the course should contact the MSUM IT Help Desk: 218-477-2603 or

Students who experience a registration hold on their account will still need to complete the course.  To resolve the student record hold, students should successfully complete the course and then contact Ashley Atteberry, Title IX Coordinator,; 218-477-2174

For more information and resources, you are encouraged to visit the following web page: