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Training & Prevention

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX collaborates with a number of departments on campus, as well as several firms and organizations outside the University, to provide members of the SCU community with several avenues to learn what they need to stay informed and active in the ongoing pursuit of promoting a respectful learning and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.

There are a variety of training opportunities available to students, faculty, and staff. Read on to find out more, and please reach out to our office at titleixadmin@scu.edu or (408) 551-3043 with any questions you may have.

 

 

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX hosts online and in-person training for staff and faculty regarding the prevention of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment issues. The University, in compliance with state and federal law, requires all employees to undergo this training every two years.

There are currently two options for completing this mandatory training requirement. Please contact Senior Administrative Assistant, Bianca Aspin, at baspin@scu.edu for more information about either of these options or get set-up for access to the online module. Staff and faculty need only complete one of the two options to be in good standing with the training requirement.

  • EverFi Foundry Online Module: Online training is available and accessible to employees 24/7, 365 days a year. You can complete this training at your own pace. The training invites employees to consider the nature of harassment and discrimination. It provides practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive bystander intervention options. Filled with engaging, interactive exercises, it covers all aspects of everyone's role in promoting a harassment and discrimination-free workplace. Topics covered in the training module include: 
    • Identifying and eliminating workplace harassment and discrimination based on "protected characteristics."

    • Understanding laws related to discrimination and harassment and responding to misconduct appropriately.

    • Addressing inappropriate behavior before it creates a "hostile work environment."

    • Recognizing abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility, reducing productivity and creativity.

  • Live Workshops: Periodically throughout the year, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX partners with a variety of off-campus firms and organizations to deliver live workshops that address the topic of workplace harassment prevention. Upcoming events will be shared on the SCU event calendar and emailed to staff and faculty in the weeks leading up to each workshop.

In addition to taking one of the mandatory trainings, faculty and staff who wish to learn more about these topics can explore the options below:

  • Wellness Center Trainings/Programs: You can contact the Wellness Center or visit their website (https://www.scu.edu/wellness/) for further information about the various programs and trainings that they offer throughout the year. Programs include:
    • Introduction to the Wellness Center 
    • Bystander intervention 101
    • Bystander Intervention Training (IPV)
    • Violence Prevention Overview
    • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX partners and collaborates with a number of departments to provide a robust training curriculum to students throughout the year.

  • EVERFI Online Training: In collaboration with the Wellness Center and the Office of Student Life, each newly enrolled student (first year students, transfers and graduate students) are required to complete an online training which discusses Sexual Harassment and Sex Based Misconduct and Discrimination. This course will give you a better idea of the University’s behavioral expectations, policies and definitions of terms associated with any sex-based offenses. You may visit www.everfi.com to access the course with a code issued to you by the University.  
    • Undergraduates & Transfers: You will receive an email from the Office of Student Life at the start of your enrollment which will detail how to access this course with your newly issued Santa Clara University email address. The course will take approximately 2.5 hours of your time and you can complete it at your own pace. You will have a deadline by which you need to complete the course (typically within the first few weeks of classes starting). You should complete this course as soon as possible to avoid delays to future registration, or holds or fees placed on your student account. 
    • Graduates: You will receive an email from your Graduate Program at the start of your enrollment. This course may take up to 1.5 hours to complete and you can complete it at your own pace. The course is designed to address issues specific to the graduate/ working environment. We recognize that many of you may be full-time working professionals and we encourage you to complete the course as soon as possible to avoid delays to future registration. 
  • Wellness Center Programs & Trainings: You can contact the Wellness Center or visit their website (https://www.scu.edu/wellness/) for further information about the various programs and trainings that they offer throughout the year. Programs include: 
    • Introduction to the Wellness Center
    • Bystander intervention 101
    • Bystander Intervention Training (IPV)
    • Violence Prevention Overview 
    • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    • One Love Escalation Workshop*** Offered as part of the “Being a Bronco” orientation series and additionally available upon request.
    • Greek Summits
    • Peer Health Education
    • Recovery Ally Training
    • Survivor Advocacy and Support Training