Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) program mandatory?

The VIP requirement is in response to California Assembly Bill 1088 and the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA, reauthorized in 2013), which includes the Campus SaVE Act.  These articles of legislation, as well as other State legislation, i.e. Senate Bill 967, require that all college campuses provide all of their incoming students with information largely dictated by those laws.  Topics covered in the VIP program include: definitions of sexual assault, consent, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, information regarding primary prevention (addressing social norms which contribute to violence), risk reduction strategies, bystander intervention, reporting options, and resources for survivors.

I'm a transfer or reentry student, do I still have to complete the online VIP program?

Yes.  All new, incoming, UC Davis students, including transfer, reentry, and international students are required to complete the online VIP program.

I didn't receive email confirmations for all of the modules I completed, will I still receive credit?

If you entered your UC Davis student ID correctly at the beginning of each module and you completed each module by getting to the last slide that says, "Thank You," you will receive credit.  The program that sends out "confirmation" emails may become overwhelmed when there is a high volume of students completing the program at the same time.  The tracking system will record the completion of a module even if the email is not sent.

Please note: you do not need to complete the modules more than once. 

I just completed the VIP program, why do I still have a hold on my registration?

Tracking of each student's completion of the VIP program is maintained by a program seperate from Banner, the program which maintains the registration holds.  Holds are not removed immediately after the completion of the VIP program because this is done manually.  Administrators will run reports on a scheduled basis in order to obtain a list of students who have completed the VIP program; once the report has been run, this list will be used to manually delete holds.  For a schedule of when holds will be deleted, go HERE.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the VIP program?

If you have questions regarding the holds or other administrative questions about the program, you may send an email to Please make sure to include the date and time you completed the program,your full name, your student ID number, and your UC Davis email address.

If you are having technical difficulties relating to SmartSite, you may send an email to

If you have questions about the content of the program, or would like to learn more about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking, you may contact the CVPP office at (530) 754-6389.  Please note that we will not be able to answer questions about your completion or remove your hold via a phone call, those inquiries must be submitted via email at