For “exemplary efforts to foster student safety, well-being and inclusion through online prevention programs,” Ramapo College has achieved the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention, according to EverFi.

EverFi, an international organization that works to enable institutions to provide digital learning curricula with a focus on equal access for all students, worked with the college to implement strategies to address sexual violence, substance misuse, and discrimination and mental health challenges in the student community, according to a news release.

That work culminated in the Seal of Prevention for the college, which fewer than 15 percent of U.S. institutions have earned, according to college officials.

Ramapo introduced well-being programs “AlcoholEdu” in 2011, “Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates” in 2014, and in 2020 worked with EverFi to implement the online programs “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students” and “Mental Well-Being for Students”.

“Ramapo is committed to educating students about alcohol and its effects as well as on critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact countless college students across the country. The College embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and we want our students to understand these values prior to joining our community,” said Green, adding that mental health is a key element to student success.

So what does for a college to obtain the Seal of Prevention?

According to the college, “the CPN Seal represents the highest standard for online prevention education, with a rigorous set of criteria to ensure institutions are making a measurable impact across the critical health and safety areas of sexual assault, alcohol and drug misuse, mental health, and diversity and inclusion.