Due to changes in university policy, employees are now required to continually complete the Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct training administered by the Office of Equity (OE). Please review the information below to ensure that you are in compliance with this mandated requirement.
System-wide communication was sent out regarding revisions made to the Sexual Misconduct Policy that went into effect on October 1, 2018. The policy revisions included a new requirement for all employees to continually complete training on all OE-related policies. The training referenced in the policy administered by the OE, is titled, Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct. Click here to read the full communication regarding the new training requirements.
On May 6, 2020, Title IX regulations (2020 Title IX regulations) were announced by the U.S. Department of Education and Office for Civil Rights with a mandate to be in effect by August 14, 2020. The university has revised our system-wide Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy (Sexual Misconduct Policy) pursuant to updated legal requirements from the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX.
On August 18, 2020, all faculty, staff, and student employee compliance records were "reset." This means if you completed the Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct training before August 18, 2020, you are considered out of compliance with university policy and are required to retake the course.
To simplify tracking employee training completion, as of August 18, 2020, all employees status related to training completion were reset to “out of compliance."
There are three ways to complete the required training:
1. You can attend a 2-hour, instructor-led training hosted by Human Resources and the Office of Equity (OE).
2. You can complete the online Skillsoft training on your UCDAccess Portal titled CU: Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct -- CU Denver | CU Anschutz. Click here for step-by-step access instructions for the OE's Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Skillsoft course.
3. You can request a 2-hour, instructor-led training that is specific to your department.
You are able to track your training completion status and/or the training completion status of your department staff (if you are a supervisor), via a training summary.
A training summary is a record of all trainings you have completed thus far, via Skillsoft. Training listed in an employee’s training summary is what the OE will reference to ensure all employees are complying with the new training requirement.
To access your personal training summary, follow these steps:
We would love the opportunity to work with you and discover how we can be involved in your department's education in an effort to promote a safer and more inclusive campus environment. Please review the trainings we are able to offer and/or learn how we can customize a training for you.
Equity 101: What We Do: In this training, we will discuss our role on campus and the processes we follow when we receive a complaint, mandatory reporting obligations for campus responsible employees, what needs to be reported to our office, and an overview of the mandatory training requirements (required for all staff and faculty) to ensure compliance with University policy. If time allows, we may include videos, case studies, and other interactive activities and discussion. This training can range from 20 minutes to an hour+. Please note, this training does not fulfill your mandatory training requirement. You are still required to complete the two-hour Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Training online and/or through an instructor-led course.
No Longer on Stand-By: Ethical Bystander Training: Have you ever been in a conversation where someone said something biased that made you uncomfortable, but you weren’t sure how to respond? Or maybe you witnessed something troubling (some form of harmful behavior like a microaggression) happening to someone else and you weren’t sure how to support that person in the moment? You're not alone in those feelings! Many folks struggle addressing these types of situations. We’d all like to consider ourselves helpful people and we want to do what’s right; however, it can be hard to know how to act in moments where bias shows up. In this training, participants will: (1) learn more about social identities and unconscious bias; (2) learn more about the history, theory, and cognitive/behavioral process of the bystander effect; and (3) learn more about recommended bystander intervention tactics and how to use them as an effective ally. If applicable to the audience, this training will briefly cover mandatory reporting obligations for responsible employees outlined in university policy. If time allows, we will provide an opportunity to practice our recommended intervention tactics. This training takes 1.5 hours.
The OE may be able to provide a training for your department depending on what topic(s) you and your team are looking for related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
To determine if our office is able to fulfill your training request, please complete our online OE training request form. A member of our staff will get back to you within 2-3 business days.
If we are not the appropriate department to fulfill your training request, we will (most likely) refer you/your team to one of the two DEI offices based on your/your department's campus affiliation.
Prevention Together: Learn more about the OE and the Phoenix Center at Auraria | Anschutz (PCA), and how you can help contribute to the safety and security of our campus community members. This training will take approximately one hour to complete and covers the different types of sexual misconduct, techniques for safely intervening as a bystander, how to support a survivor, reporting options, and mandatory reporting obligations for campus "responsible employees". This training is available to all students in their Canvas portal, 24/7.