Mandatory Annual Trainings

Mandatory Annual Trainings

Annual sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training is mandatory for all students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, and postdoctoral researchers.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, this training was offered to students through an external vendor, Campus Clarity, and is called “Think About It.” We achieved a 97.2% completion rate. If you need additional assistance with completing this training or assistance in removing the registration hold on your account, please contact

Training for Students

First year students receive this information through the Haven module and through the O-Week CLM session. Second-year students and new graduate/professional students will complete an online course called Think About It. Third year and beyond College students and continuing graduate/professional students will complete an online course called Ongoing Think About It. This is a continuation of the introductory course, Think About It, that students were required to take last year. Additional information about completing this training will be sent to students on or around September 25, 2017. Failure to complete these modules may result in a winter quarter registration hold.

Training for Current Staff and Postdoctoral Researchers

Current full-time, part-time, and temporary staff and postdoctoral researchers must complete an online course titled Bridges: Taking Action.  This training builds on topics covered in the AY2017 training course titled Intersections by addressing definitions, reporting obligations, processes and resources under the University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.  It also draws on real-world scenarios to identify steps that can be taken to prevent discrimination, unlawful harassment, and sexual misconduct in our community.

Staff and postdoctoral researchers will receive a communication the week of September 18 with more details.
Training for New Staff and Postdoctoral Researchers
Newly-hired staff and postdoctoral researchers satisfy this training requirement by completing the online course titled Intersections.  New hires will receive an email from the online training provider, LawRoom, within approximately one month of hire, with detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.

Training for New Faculty and Other Academic Appointees

New faculty and other academic appointees have the opportunity to fulfill the training requirement by either 1) attending an in-person training, or 2) completing the online course titled Intersections.

1. In-person Training.  The Office for Equal Opportunity Programs offers two in-person trainings per month for new faculty and other academic appointees.  The trainings are located in Room 110 of the Classics Building at 59th Street and Ellis Avenue.  The next scheduled dates are:

  • Thursday, October 19 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 28 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m.

2. Online Training.  An email from the online training provider, LawRoom, will be sent to new faculty and other academic appointees within approximately one month of appointment, with detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.  The course is an alternative to the In-Person training to complete the training requirement.

Online Course Technical Support

For assistance with technical issues, LawRoom offers a 24/7 Online Support Center (844.348.1616).  LawRoom indicates that most technical issues can be resolved by clearing the browser’s cache or switching to an alternate browser.

Supplemental Training

Supplemental training can always be requested at or

Non-discrimination Statement

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see:

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Suite 430, Chicago, IL 60637.

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