FSU Recognized for Promoting Well-Being, Safety and Inclusion

FSU Recognized for Promoting Well-Being, Safety and Inclusion

Nov 2, 2020

Framingham State University has joined 15 percent of colleges across the country that have been recognized with a CPN (Campus Prevention Network) Seal of Prevention for its commitment to promoting well-being, safety and inclusion.

The CPN Seal of Prevention is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to digital prevention programs. Framingham State currently requires all incoming students to participate in online training programs that cover topics such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health, and discrimination.

“The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority,” says Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. “Providing them with access to comprehensive, evidence-based prevention education when they first arrive on campus is an important first step in creating a safe and welcoming community.”

According to EverFi, a company that provides digital prevention programs, 77% students who receive prevention training report they’re happy to be at their college or university vs. 49% of students who didn’t receive training.

In addition to training for students, FSU also provides mandatory online training to all employees on topics such as sexual harassment and antiracism.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.