Faculty and staff asked to complete online program on sexual harassment

An online program to help faculty and staff learn more about the complex topic of sexual harassment, the University's anti-harassment policy and resources to address these issues is now available.

Under the new policy adopted by the University and approved by the faculty in November, all faculty and staff must complete the "Preventing Sexual Harassment" program on the institutional equity and diversity website. The primary purpose is to familiarize employees with the information necessary for fulfilling their responsibility to protect the well-being of the University community.

"Each of us has a responsibility to ensure that we create and maintain a respectful environment where all members of our community can thrive," wrote Provost Christopher Eisgruber and Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin in a letter to faculty and staff. "To that end, we firmly expect each member of the faculty and staff to complete this important educational component of the University's anti-harassment initiative."

Faculty and staff are being asked to complete the program as soon as possible and no later than Saturday, May 31.

Those with questions or concerns, or who need assistance to access or complete the program, may contact Cheri Lawson in the Office of the Provost, Toni Turano or Mary Baum in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, or one of the senior human resource managers in the Office of Human Resources.