SAPU: Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

Miami University requires each member of the first-year class to complete SAPU: Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates as part of our comprehensive component of the educational requirements of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (“VAWA”), signed into law on March 7, 2014.

In order to complete the Miami University requirements please review the following information carefully.

The deadline to complete SAPU for Spring Semester 2023 is February 13, 2023. 

All first-year Miami University students are required to complete SAPU: Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates by the deadline. Students who do not complete the requirement by the deadlines are subject to an academic hold which will mean you cannot change your schedule and/or register for next semester’s classes.

For those students over age 18, the courses include surveys that measure student attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential (see statement below). If you are under the age of 18 at the time you start the course(s), you will not be asked to participate in the survey components of the course(s). The university will be able to view your examination score(s); however, your answers to specific questions will not be seen.

To take the course, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access, such as your local library.

To begin SAPU: Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates: 

  1. Visit the Vector website.
  2. Select “Student Login” and log in using your MiamiOH credentials. 
  3. Click on the “Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates” Training course and follow the instructions. 

Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click the “Help” button in the upper right-hand corner of the SAPU screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center.

For other questions, contact Rhonda Rose, Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs at (513) 785-3212 or, or the Program Administrators in the Office of Student Wellness at (513) 529-7583 or   Thank you, and enjoy the course!

Confidentiality Statement: Miami University and Vector are using all currently available technology to protect your privacy and your individual responses will not be knowingly identified to outside parties. While every effort will be made to protect your privacy, it is possible that a third party may obtain your information. To date, no files have been violated. Please email your questions to