Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

Syracuse University is committed to providing an educational and work environment that values all individuals and respects 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, and in compliance with University policy, federal and state laws, the University is requiring training of all faculty and staff in the prevention of harassment and discrimination.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Annual Training

The required 2020 harassment and discrimination prevention training is now available to all faculty and staff. This annual review can be completed in approximately 30 minutes.  Please click the link below to access.

2020 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

If you need an accommodation please contact Chris Percoski at crpercos@syr.edu or 315-443-4049 for options.


Additional diversity & inclusion training available for staff and faculty

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

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

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community – online course

LawRoom developed Bridges: Building a Supportive Community to help colleges and universities comply with staff and faculty education requirements relating to sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 304(a)(5) of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (known as the “Campus SaVE Act”).

Audience: all staff and faculty
Duration: 60 min

Bridges: Taking Action – online course

By concentrating learner engagement around the practical application of content from the original Bridges course, this course seeks to codify prescriptive behaviors related to recognizing, responding to, and reporting sexual misconduct.

Audience: all staff and faculty
Duration: 20-30 min

Managing Bias – online course

Bias is very common in the workplace, which can create an unhealthy work environment when left unchecked. This course defines a complex topic in easy-to-understand terms and provides research-backed tools to manage bias in the workplace.

Audience: all staff and faculty
Duration: 20 min


In-Person Group Workshops

Fostering a Culture of Inclusion (New Employee Orientation Topics)

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