New Student Orientation (NSO)
All first time students are Required to complete a New Student Orientation.
Dual Enrollment New Student Orientation
Online New Student Orientation
Students who are unable to attend on-campus orientation must complete online orientation. Please follow the instructions below in order to complete your orientation. (You must set up your ACCess ID in order to sign into "The Pod". Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.)
2. Scroll down. In your Student Toolbox on the left-hand side, click on “Blackboard” under Campus Links.
3. In the red section at the top of the page, click on the My Courses tab.
4. On the upper left, under Course Catalog, click on “Browse Course Catalog.”
5. Skip the “name” and “contains field.” In the box next to “Search Catalog,” type “New Student Orientation” and hit go.
6. Hover to the right side of NSO-1920, click on the drop-down menu, and then click “Enroll.”
7. Click submit in the bottom right corner.
8. In the red section at the top of the page, go to “My Courses” to access the orientation module.
9. Complete all sections of the orientation on the left.
10. Your NSO hold will be removed the following day. If you would like the hold removed sooner, please send a copy of your completion certificate to email@example.com.
"Get Inclusive Required Bystander Intervention Training"
Who is Required to Complete "Get Inclusive" Training? All ACC first-time college students and transfer students are required to complete this online training.
What is this Training For? Standing up and looking out for one another’s safety is a core value we all share as members of Alvin Community College. One way in which we commit to this value is by making sure that we intervene when we observe anyone whose safety is being threatened, being harassed or is in danger of sexual assault or violence. We hold ourselves to a high standard of never being silent and never being passive bystanders.
What does it mean to be an active bystander who intervenes in the time of need? Where do I find help if necessary? How do I intervene without taking on risks? These are the questions you will receive answers to in a free, 20 minute online training module provided by our training partner, Get Inclusive.
How to Start? Look for an email invitation from Get Inclusive and click on the link provided in the email. All responses to quizzes and questionnaires in the course are kept 100% confidential.
Main Topics Covered in Get Inclusive Training
- The value and benefits of engaging all campus members as allies in sexual assault prevention by increasing knowledge and skills around bystander intervention and risk reduction.
- Developing a shared language around terms related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and consent.
- Becoming familiar with the college’s statement prohibiting domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Recognizing appropriate and inappropriate behaviors along the continuum of sexual behaviors.
- Increasing empathy for victims of sexual assault resulting in a heightened sense of responsibility for playing a role in decreasing sexual violence on campus.
- Becoming aware of the warning signs of sexually abusive and violent behavior.
If you have any questions, please contact: Student Services.