More than 1,000 staff, faculty and administrators are taking an online training program this month to help them understand their responsibilities under two federal laws: Title IX and the Clery Act.
Title IX requires federally funded educational institutions to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, while the Clery Act mandates that the university disclose security information, including crime statistics for reportable crimes, to the campus community and the U.S. Department of Education.
Every university official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities is identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) who is required by federal law to undergo the annual online course. For the current training, 1,047 university employees have been identified as CSAs.
In a Feb. 4 e-mail to the CSAs, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy called the training “an important initiative aimed at supporting the University’s commitment to safety and security.”
CSAs must complete the online training by Feb. 27, according to the chancellor’s e-mail.