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Being a Bronco Series

Welcome New Broncos!

The Being A Bronco Series is an eight part series that helps to transition new students to the Santa Clara University (SCU) community. The information you gain from this series will help you to positively navigate your time at SCU. The Being A Bronco Series is facilitated by staff and students from the Office of Student Life and the Cowell Center. The series begins in August 2021 and concludes in Winter quarter of 2022. All first year students and new transfer students are required to successfully complete each unit of the series. Below is a chart that provides basic information about each unit of the Being A Bronco Series. 

Details about what you need to access and complete each unit of the series will be emailed to you within two weeks of each unit beginning. Any questions about the Being A Bronco Series should be sent to the Being a Bronco team at We look forward to engaging with you! Go Broncos!!

Series Schedule
Time to
In-PersonOn Your Own
ODM Explore Aug 8–Sept 2, 2021 Videos (7) 1 hour   x
ConnectU! Aug 10–26, 2021 Virtual Hybrid 9 hours x x
Bronco Welcome Sept 19, 2021 Video (1) 1 hour  
EverFi Sept 9–Oct 1, 2021 Videos (3) 2 hour   x
It's Real Sept–Oct 2021 Video (1)  1 hour   
QPR Sept–Oct 2021 Video (1)  1 hour   
One Love Class of 2024: Oct 18-Dec 3, 2021
Class of 2025: Oct 18-Dec 3, 2021
Videos 2 hours  
Embrace Class of 2024: Fall
Class of 2025: Winter
In-person 2 hours x  


The online diversity module (ODM) introduces students to foundational social justice concepts of social identity, privilege, and oppression. ODM helps students to further understand socialization through social identity, intersectionality, privilege, and oppression. ODM also equips students with the knowledge and skills to respond to microaggressions, as well as encourages students to develop a personal commitment to social justice.

This is an online series of 7 modules. When completing the ODM online workshop, students can work asynchronously at their own pace from any computer. They can leave and return to the course at any time, and when they return, it will open to the page where they left off. The modules will take an hour to complete. This unit is coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning.


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ConnectU! consists of several sessions for you to engage in during New Student Orientation, some synchronous and some asynchronous. It is coordinated by the Office of Student Life. In addition to learning more about the SCU community and values, you will be able to connect other new students. The topics discussed in ConnectU! include:

  • Community values
  • Ignatian identity and Jesuit values
  • Ethics
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Culture of Care


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As part of Santa Clara University's comprehensive prevention program to help create a safe environment for you and other students, you are expected you to complete three online courses, AlcoholEdu, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, and Sexual Assault Prevention . These online courses will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that you may encounter at Santa Clara and after you graduate. This unit is coordinated by the Wellness Center.

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Join us for the One Love Escalation Workshop. This 90-minute event consists of an award-winning film about a couple in an increasingly dangerous relationship and a guided discussion that engages participants in meaningful conversation following the film. During this discussion, students talk about the behaviors they saw, why many of those behaviors were warning signs, and what they can do if they see these signs in their own relationship or in a friend’s.

Relationship violence is a societal epidemic, affecting people of every age, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Although young adults age 16-24 are at greatest risk, they often don't think relationship violence happens to them. Statistics show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience relationship violence in their lifetime; together, we can change these numbers. This unit is coordinated by the Wellness Center.

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Embrace provides a space for students to discuss in small groups how family, school, and their home environments have influenced their beliefs about different social identity groups. Embrace provides students with an opportunity to articulate how one’s social identities influence one’s daily life and to identify one way they will make a commitment towards contributing to inclusion and equity at SCU. This program consists of a 2-hour in-person small group conversation facilitated by peer student leaders. This unit is coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning.

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention produced a 17-minute film called It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health. This film is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school’s educational program to encourage help-seeking.

By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help. This unit is coordinated by the Cowell Center.

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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and its mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. This unit is coordinated by the Cowell Center.

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The Bronco Welcome will be a virtual welcome to students from important on and off campus resources. The following groups will share information: Campus Safety Services, Multicultural Center, Santa Clara Police Department, SCU’s EMT Program and Violence Prevention Program. The video will be posted in Camino for students to view.


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