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 and 2017-2018 academic years, this training was provided to students through an external vendor, Campus Clarity, and was called “Think About It.” This training was offered to faculty and other academic appointees through either in-person trainings or an online training course titled “Intersections,” provided by the external vendor, LawRoom. Staff and postdoctoral researchers were provided the LawRoom online training course, “Intersections,” in 2016-2017 and “Bridges: Taking Action” in 2017-2018.

If you are a faculty member, other academic appointee, postdoctoral researcher, or staff and need additional assistance with completing this training, please contact equalopportunity@uchicago.edu.

 

Training for Students

First-year College students receive this information through the Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention online module and through the O-Week Campus Life Meeting session. New graduate/professional students will complete an online course called Sexual Assault Awareness Graduate online module, and 2nd year and beyond College + continuing graduate/professional students will complete an online module called Sexual Assault Awareness Ongoing. Additional information about completing this training will be sent to students on or around October 2, 2018. Failure to complete these modules by the deadline may result in a winter quarter registration hold. For additional information regarding this training or if students have any questions/concerns, they can contact titleix@uchicago.edu.

 

Training for 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 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.

Newly-hired staff and postdoctoral researchers satisfy this training requirement by completing the online course titled Harassment and Discrimination Prevention.  New hires will receive an email from the online training provider, LawRoom, within approximately 6-8 weeks of hire, with detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.

 

Training for 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 Harassment and Discrimination Prevention.

  1. In-person Training.  Equal Opportunity Programs offers an in-person training twice quarterly for new faculty and other academic appointees.  Training scheduling for the Autumn Quarters is in progress.  A schedule will be posted soon.
  1. Online Training.  An email from the online training provider, LawRoom, will be sent to new faculty and other academic appointees within approximately 6-8 weeks 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 switching to an alternate browser.

 

Supplemental Training

Supplemental training can always be requested at equalopportunity@uchicago.edu or titleix@uchicago.edu.

 

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: http://harassmentpolicy.uchicago.edu/page/policy.

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost 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 bcollier@uchicago.edu, 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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