UMass Amherst campus

The University of Massachusetts Amherst deeply values its responsibility to create and ensure a respectful, safe, and inclusive campus for all members of the community. The University has teamed up and contracted with “Get Inclusive” to offer online trainings in HIPAA, Harassment Prevention and Title IX and more.

Respectful Workplace

The University of Massachusetts is committed to promoting inclusive workplaces, ensuring all employees understand their role in creating a respectful work environment, and providing information on the resources and procedures available to address concerns.  

The Creating a Respectful Work Environment training is designed for all employees. We encourage supervisors and managers to attend the Leading for a Respectful Work Environment training. 

Who has to attend

New employees must attend one of the Respectful Workplace trainings. This includes all faculty, staff, post-doctoral, and graduate student employees who receive stipends. Current employees are also encouraged to attend. All employees required to take this training will be granted release time to attend.  

Who does not have to attend?

Undergraduate and graduate student hourly employees are not expected to attend.  

Sign up for a Respectful Workplace Online Moodle Session

These are self-paced online courses via Moodle. To take either the employee or supervisory workshop online, email wld [at] admin [dot] umass [dot] edu (wld[at]admin[dot]umass[dot]edu). Please specify whether you want to be enrolled in the session for employees or supervisors/managers.

Sign up for a Respectful Workplace Zoom or In-person Training Session

Register now for one of the Respectful Workplace Zoom or in-person training sessions 


Harassment Prevention & Title IX

Start Harassment Prevention & Title IX online training with Get Inclusive

State law requires all new employees to complete a sexual harassment prevention training. Responsible Employees are designated mandatory reporters for sexual harassment and are also required to complete the online training. They include:

  • All Faculty with administrative or supervisory responsibilities
  • Deans, Associate Deans
  • Heads and Chairs
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Program Directors
  • Faculty Athletic Representatives
  • Directors of Centers and Institutes
  • All staff that are Academic Advisors
  • All Coaches and Trainers
  • All Advisors to Registered Student Organizations, intramural sports and other student groups
  • All supervising travel external to the University and any contractors doing the same
  • All personnel in Student Affairs, including Residential Life employees, with the exception of confidential employees
  • Staff in managerial or supervisory roles

However, because of the recent updates to the Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights effective August 14, 2020, we encourage all employees to complete this training. We believe that you will find it to be relevant, thought provoking, and engaging.

Please set aside approximately 45 minutes to complete it. The training does not have to be completed all at once. Participants can complete part of the module and then return to the module later at the place where they left off.

If you have difficulty accessing the training module, please contact Get Inclusive at support [at] getinclusive [dot] com (support[at]getinclusive[dot]com). Any questions about the content can be directed to titleixcoordinator [at] umass [dot] edu (titleixcoordinator[at]umass[dot]edu).

Conflict of Interest/Massachusetts Ethics training

All Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees must complete the Conflict of Interest training and acknowledge receipt of the Summary Conflict of Interest Law for State Employees online in HR Direct. 

Employees receive an e-mail invitation to complete the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission on-line training. Course completion is required.

Departments may have additional training requirements for new employees based on job needs and department expectations. If you are unsure what trainings to attend, contact your supervisor and departmental HR staff.