Training Programs for Students and Employees

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The Office of Equity and Compliance offers several training sessions aimed at students, faculty, and staff. Customized programming for the training topics is available as the content, focus, and sophistication vary with the audience. Please contact our office at for further information.

Sexual Harassment Policy Training: This training can be customized to the audience: staff, students, faculty, administrators, etc. The concentration is on definitions of sexual harassment (what it is, quid pro quo, and hostile environment) along with a detailing of campus policy and procedures.

Discrimination Policy & Procedures Training:  This training focuses on the legalities of discrimination, including the definitions of discrimination, protected status, and the elements required to support a claim of discrimination.

Disability & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training:  This training focuses on the rights and responsibilities of the campus community in regards to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Consent & Respect Training:  This training replaces Haven training.  Consent & Respect training is REQUIRED for all students effective Fall 2016.  This training is available online only.  Click here for more information.

Title IX/VAWA/PSVHEA Compliance Training: This training is given to all employees and provides employees with information in regards to their responsibilities under Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. This training is REQUIRED for all employees, including undergraduate and graduate assistants, student employees, faculty, A/P, civil service and extra help employees. 

“Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act for Illinois Faculty and Staff” is a required online course designed to help you understand your responsibilities for contributing to campus safety as a university employee.

The course can be taken on any computer with Internet access. To access the course, please click on the link provided in the email message sent from Workplace Answers. The training program works best with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Contact the Office of Equity and Compliance at with any difficulties accessing the training program.

Sexual Harassment Training: The State of Illinois has amended its ethics act to require all state employees to complete sexual harassment training at least annually beginning this year. This training is in addition to the federally required “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” training program. 

The new sexual harassment training is a legal requirement and a condition of your employment.  Failure to complete this training may constitute a violation of the Ethics Act and could result in possible fines and disciplinary action. In compliance with the law, the university is required to submit the names of those who fail to complete the training to the state’s Executive Ethics Commission at least annually, and the ethics commission is required to report the names of individuals who failed to complete the training on its website.   

For this additional sexual harassment training we will be using D2L.  You will need to access your D2L account ( and take the mandatory training online.  School of Medicine employees will take the training in Health Stream.  The training takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.  You may log into it as many times as you need to complete it.