Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) staff facilitate workshops and offer trainings on a host of civil rights related matters to the campus. Topics include ADA/Section 504, Title IX, harassment, discrimination, and more.
EOA staff provides no-cost customized trainings to the campus. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 545-3464, to schedule a time to discuss your training need with an EOA staff member. EOA staff are knowledgeable on a wide variety of equal opportunity, access, and civil rights issues and offer a variety of presentation options to best suite your training needs.
EOA Prevention Trainings Include:
Harassment & Discrimination Prevention
This course covers University policies and procedures governing harassment and discrimination. Topics include defining and clarifying harassment, discrimination and retaliation, preventing and responding to harassment complaints, and addressing issues as an employee or supervisor.
New Employee Training on Harassment and Discrimination
This training consists of a thorough overview of the policies and procedures dealing with Sexual Discrimination. We will also review what is sexual harassment, discrimination, what is a disability, what are the laws that are relevant to it, how to address it, and what are the responsibilities of employees and their supervisors as it pertains to addressing harassment and discrimination. This training will be conducted by EOA Staff.
Harassment Prevention and Title IX Online Training Information
Recently, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access has partnered with the company Get Inclusive, to create a customized online Harassment Prevention and Title IX Training for the University community. This training provides an overview of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination and how to prevent these from occurring on campus.
- All new employees are required to take this online training.
- All Responsible Employees (Mandated Reporters) are required to take this online training.
- All employees required to take this training will be granted release time to take the online training.
- Harassment Prevention and Title IX Training is open to all University employees, whether they are new hires or not.
- New employees who complete this online training are not required to also complete the in-person Harassment Prevention Training upon resumption of normal campus operations.
Additional information about this training can be found on the UMass Get Inclusive information page.
Session for Responsible Employees: Responding to Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Reports
This course will cover taking the appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment and how to respond effectively to sexual harassment complaints.