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.
New Faculty and Staff Onboarding Course
Faculty and staff new to Syracuse University will complete the online course “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination” through our partner, Vector Solutions, as part of the onboarding process. This course prepares faculty and staff to cultivate and maintain a workplace culture resistant to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Faculty and Staff will be equipped with the information and skills that promote intervention, empathy, and allyship. This course includes a section specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.
Once enrolled, new faculty and staff will connect to the Vector Solutions training site to access the course using their Syracuse University Net ID and password.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Annual Training
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is required for all faculty and staff (including full time, part-time, regular and temporary employees) on an annual basis.
The 2024 required annual review course for harassment and discrimination prevention training will be available summer 2024. This annual review required by New York State can be completed in approximately 30 minutes.
If you have any questions or would like to explore additional training options please contact: Chris Percoski, email@example.com
Additional training available
Diversity and Inclusion: EDU – 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, firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule in-person group workshops.
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
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
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: 60 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