The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX provides a number of training opportunities to faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants and students regarding state and federal non-discrimination laws, as well as University of Kansas policies and procedures that prohibit harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual violence. Our trainings focus on providing knowledge and understanding and are offered through the online Human Resource Learning Management System and in-person education sessions.
Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Violence Reporting Obligations for New Faculty and Staff
Provided to new employees of the University of Kansas to inform them of the expectation they report alleged incidents of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence to the appropriate campus resources.
Annual Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Violence Reporting Obligations for Faculty and Staff
Annual training to inform and remind existing University of Kansas employees of the expectation they report alleged incidents of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence to the appropriate campus resources.
Understanding Policies and the Complaint Investigation Process
Provides a general understanding of the behavioral expectations of KU students, faculty, and staff as it pertains to the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy, Policy Against Racial & Ethnic Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Policy. Those who participate in this training will gain an understanding of what type of behaviors are and are not harassment and discrimination, as well as, learn the how the Civil Rights & Title IX investigates allegations of harassment and discrimination.
Unconscious Bias Training
Informs the learner of how unconscious bias negatively affects the workplace, interactions with our colleagues, and impacts productivity. The training uses a simulated module to explore the ways in which unconscious bias can appear in our work and everyday decisions. The training will also provide resources and strategies to recognize unconscious bias and remove its effects from decision-making. This training is especially ideal for members of university search and selection committees.
Mandatory Reporting of Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Training
Augments the online Annual Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Violence Reporting Obligations for Faculty and Staff training by helping participants navigate their way through a variety of complex hypothetical scenarios. Those who participate in this training will be given advice on how to tactfully and sensitively communicate with a student, peer or colleague who is sharing their experience. Additionally, participants will be instructed on how to report information to the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX and what campus and community support resources are available to students, faculty and staff who have experienced or have been accused of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct or sexual violence.