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TA & Graduate Student Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual harassment prevention training is vital to the performance and professional development of our graduate students and to the well-being of our campus community. To this end the Graduate Council endorsed a recommendation made by the Graduate Division, on May 21, 2012, that all academic departments must require their graduate students to take part in a sexual harassment prevention education program within their first year of enrollment. The Graduate Division also asked that the Title IX Compliance and Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office (TIX/SHPC) be responsible for organizing and offering the training to satisfy this requirement.

Beginning with fall 2013 cohorts, UCSB's Graduate Division will require all entering graduate students to complete sexual harassment prevention training once during their first year of attendance. This training must be completed by May of the same academic year.

Students who have not completed the training by the end of fall quarter of their second year may have their registration blocked in the winter quarter. Completion of this training will not be linked to employment or payroll in any way.

Current graduate students who entered prior to fall 2013 are not required to complete this training, but are encouraged to participate in this training event.

If a student belongs to multiple departments, s/he does not have to complete the training for each department. This training requirement will be fulfilled for both departments when the graduate student completes it once for his/her home department.

If you have additional questions about the Graduate Student sexual harassment prevention training requirement, please send an email to: graddeans@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Training Options to Satisfy This Requirement

Graduate students can complete the required training via a 90-minute, instructor-led training (ILT) or the online training. The ILT is facilitated by representatives from the TIX/SHPC and CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education and addresses gender-based violence which includes training on the prevention of sexual harassment. The online training is a sexual harassment prevention interactive course.

Some departments will schedule an ILT for their graduate students and require attendance. Other departments may give their students the option of attending a regularly scheduled ILT or completing it online. Please first check with your department to see if a training session is already scheduled.

If a student is not able to attend the department's scheduled training, the student may attend a regularly scheduled ILT offered by the Title IX Compliance and Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office. Please visit the Training Schedule for a list of upcoming sessions and registration information.

If a student is not able to attend a department session or a regularly scheduled ILT or simply prefers to complete the online training, s/he may do so. Please see the Online Training information below.

Online Training

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Instructor Led Training

Monitoring The Training Completion

The Title IX Compliance and Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office will track the completion of training for all graduate students. These training records will be retained for 5 years in accordance with UC policy.

Each graduate student's training completion will be tracked through sign-in sheets, online completion records or department rosters that have each attending student's name, department and perm number. Any student who does not have their information on one of these documented sources will not receive credit for completing this training requirement.

Questions, Concerns, Suggestions

If you have additional information to share about the Graduate Student sexual harassment prevention training requirement, please contact: graddeans@graddiv.ucsb.edu.