We all have a responsibility to create a safe, healthy campus and academic environment. In order to enable the campus community to meet this goal the University offers in person and online training.
The Equal Opportunity Office conducts a variety of educational workshops and training for the campus community to assist in combating sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
New Employee Training on Harassment and Discrimination
New employee training provides an overview of the policies, procedures and laws dealing with sexual harassment and discrimination. It also covers what constitutes a disability, harassment and discrimination and how to address it.
Sexual Harassment Training
Sexual harassment training is open to all UMass Amherst employees. This three-hour training is scheduled on an ongoing basis or can be scheduled by request through the Equal Opportunity Office. This course covers important topics related to sexual harassment, such as: what constitutes sexual harassment; relevant law, campus policies and procedures; and reviews how to respond to harassment from the perspective of individuals and supervisors.
The University of Massachusetts contracts with The LawRoom for online sexual harassment prevention trainings. Please read the descriptions below to learn more about the offerings and who is required to complete them. To access the training site, please log in The LawRoom system here. If you are having trouble accessing the site, please contact Associate Chancellor for Compliance, Christine Wilda.
Bridges: Building a Supportive Community
Course Description: This course fulfills the employee education requirements related to sexual misconduct under Title IX.
Audience: Required of all faculty and staff who are responsible employees.
Duration: 60 minutes
Bridges: Taking Action
Course Description: This course aids the learner in recognizing, responding to, and reporting sexual misconduct.
Audience: Required of all faculty with administrative or supervisory responsibilities
Duration: 20-30 minutes