The university requires all supervisors to receive training on legal compliance. As part of this training, information is provided on Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, ADA, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct law, policies, and procedures.
The online training “Sexual Misconduct Policies, Procedures, and Resources: Employee Training” is made available to all employees. Additionally, all employees that the University has designated as “Responsible Employees” are required to take the online module on an annual basis, and new employees are notified to take the training upon joining the university. The module contains important information to inform employees about the University’s prohibition and response to all forms of sexual misconduct. This includes key definitions (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and consent), information on bystander intervention and risk reduction, signs of abusive relationships, information about confidentiality and privacy, available supportive measures, and an overview of the University process, and what happens when information regarding an incident of sexual misconduct is brought to the University’s attention. The module also explains reporting options and the specific reporting obligations of those employees designated as Responsible Employees.
Civility training promotes respectful and considerate behavior on the part of all members of the workforce and seeks to reduce staff conflicts or prevent bullying in the workplace.
The Green Dot strategy educates and empowers students, staff and faculty to create a community where violence is not tolerated, and everyone plays a part in creating a culture of respect. It relies on the premise that if everyone does their small part and commits to individual responsibility, the combined effect is a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence. The college-based curriculum draws heavily on the experiences of college students and the reality of this issue in their lives. This curriculum uses interactive activities to reinforce core concepts and encourages participants to envision their future and the world in which they want to live, then aligns their bystander behavior with that vision.