Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

Syracuse University is committed to providing an educational and work environment that values all individuals.  We respect the dignity and rights of all members of the University community. It is the expectation of the University that all employees are guided by integrity, mutual respect and civility toward others. In support of these commitments, the EOIRS office provides training on topics of Title IX, and preventing harassment and discrimination.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Annual Training

The required annual review course for harassment and discrimination prevention training will be available to all faculty and staff each fall. This annual review can be completed in approximately 30 minutes.

New employees will complete the full online course “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination” through our partners at EverFi as part of the orientation process.

If you have any questions or would like to explore training options please contact: Chris Percoski, crpercos@syr.edu

FAQ – Annual Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


Additional training available

Available Course Selections [PDF]
Contact Chris Percoski at crpercos@syr.edu for more information.

Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workforce – online course

A diverse campus must also be inclusive. By focusing on key concepts that shape our world and inform our shared values and experiences, this course explores the nature of diversity and provides practical strategies for workplace inclusion.  Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 30-45 min

 

Title IX Training: An Integrated and Coordinated Approach [PDF]

Syracuse Title IX training by Cozen O’Connor [PDF], has been developed for Syracuse University community members who are involved with responding to reports of sexual misconduct implicating Syracuse University’s Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault Prevention policy.  Please access this information using the link provided above.

 

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community – online course

This course will help you understand staff and faculty requirements to identify and report different types of sexual misconduct committed against students, and ways to prevent sexual violence and maintaining a safe campus community.  Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 60 min

 

Bridges: Taking Action – online course

This review course provides ongoing education addressing how to identify and report different types of sexual misconduct committed against students, ways to prevent sexual violence and maintaining a safe campus community.  Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 20-30 min

 

Managing Bias – online course

Understanding bias in the workplace is the first step to managing it. This course defines bias, describes how it affects the workplace, and encourages learners to use that knowledge to reduce the negative effects of bias. Employees will understand that biases can affect our actions, which can have real impacts on people, and that if left unchecked, biases can create unhealthy work environments that reinforce unjust practices.  Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 20 min


In-Person Group Workshops –

Contact Chris Percoski, crpercos@syr.edu for availability of in-person instruction based on current health and safety guidelines.

 

Fostering a Culture of Inclusion

An introduction to Syracuse University’s policies surrounding harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct. Topics include: fostering a culture of inclusion and respect, understanding and preventing discrimination and sexual harassment, Title IX and being a “responsible employee” and campus access and workplace accommodations.  Audience: all staff & faculty,  Duration: 60-90 min

 

Title IX for students – Understanding and Preventing Sexual & Relationship Violence (Enough is Enough)

Primarily focused on student education, this class provides background on Title IX and the laws surrounding preventing sexual and relationship violence. Topics include: SU Policy and Law / Title IX, Affirmative Consent, Understanding resources: confidential vs private, Reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, Amnesty Policy, Resolution process options.  Audience: students, Duration: 90 min

 

Being a Responsible Employee under Title IX

What steps should staff and faculty take if they receive a report of sexual misconduct? This class provides specific steps that faculty and staff must take to ensure student support and to satisfy Syracuse University reporting requirements. Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 30 min or 60 min

 

Diversity—Valuing Inclusion

This session will explore why an inclusive environment is essential to an organization like ours, barriers to embracing diversity, and what we can do to promote a culture of respect, inclusion and understanding in our community. Attendees will be expected to participate in exercises and discussions around barriers to diversity and the value of a diverse institution, and will also engage in discourse regarding privilege. Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 60-90 min

 

Managing Bias

We all have biases. This session will explore bias in our everyday thoughts, bias in the workplace, how biases contribute to micro-aggressions, and what to do to minimize the effects of bias in our own actions and in our community. Attendees will participate in activities to help recognize their own biases and engage in conversations to discuss how micro-aggressions can be prevented by recognizing biases that exist.  Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 90 min

 

Culture and Communication

Have you ever felt challenged when trying to effectively communicate with others? This interactive session will explore identifying barriers and overcoming difficulties in communications when cultural understandings are different. Attendees will play an interactive game that will help in exploring these themes. Audience: all staff and faculty, Duration: 60 min