As part of New York State Education Law 129-b, also called the Enough is Enough (“EIE”) statute, requires that all NYS colleges provide students with ongoing education and training about sexual misconduct, including domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence.
CUNY has implemented a program called SPARC (Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention And Response Course) to provide students with this training. SPARC is an online training module developed by SUNY in collaboration with CUNY that educates students* about sexual misconduct, ways to prevent it, and the campus’ response to a complaint. The content has been customized to reflect New York State requirements and CUNY policies.
* All incoming students (first-year and transfers who have not completed the training at another CUNY campus) are required to complete SPARC training as are student government members, student leaders and members of other student groups designated by the University and/or College.
Access SPARC course
Log onto Blackboard. On the Home page, look for My Organizations and the Training course will be listed as “School of Labor & Urban Studies Students SPARC.”