Sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention training is vital to the performance and professional development of our graduate students and the well-being of our campus community. Effective January 2016, all graduate students, staff, and faculty are required to complete Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Prevention Training every year.
The UC contracted with an outside vendor (EverFi AKA Campus Clarity) to provide this training. The training has been customized for graduate students and includes information about their roles as Responsible Employees when they are TAs.
The Graduate Division asked the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office (Title IX) to be responsible for coordinating the implementation and completion of this training requirement.
The initial training assigned to new graduate students is Campus Clarity’s “Think About It: Graduate Students”. Graduate students who have completed this training are assigned the “Think About It: Continuing Students” course during subsequent years.
This course will continue to be assigned for completion each academic year.
Why do I need to complete SVSH Prevention training every year?
Standing in front of a traumatized, emotional student or colleague who is reaching out to you for help can be an extraordinary and unsettling experience that may cause you to lose sight of what to do. Because of the trauma involved in these situations, we believe it is important for our campus members to be aware of our resources and reporting options and practice these concepts. These trainings afford you the opportunity to review the information and rehearse your response to such a report. Furthermore, in cases of sexual violence, time is of the essence for evidence collection. Being prepared will increase the timeliness and likelihood of your response, even if you find yourself in the midst of an emotional reaction.
I have completed this several times and am familiar with the information. Why must I take it again?
While it may seem tedious to repeat any annual training requirement, we believe that the training can assist you in identifying the behavior and responding in a calm, timely and compassionate manner.
What happens if I don’t complete the training before the deadline?
Those who do not complete the training by the assigned deadline may have their registration blocked for the following quarter.
What if I am a survivor of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking and am triggered by the training content?
We understand that participating in the online training may be triggering for a survivor of sexual violence and will do our best to offer an alternative. If this situation applies to you, please contact Rachel Conklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student belongs to multiple departments, do they have to complete the training for each department?
The SVSH training only needs to be completed once a year. This will fulfill the requirement for all associated departments.
I am a career staff and a graduate student and have completed the SVSH Prevention Training for staff or supervisors. Do I still need to complete the Campus Clarity training for graduate students?
Please contact the Title IX Office. We review these requests on an individual basis.
Will I need to complete any supplemental trainings that my department schedules?
Some departments may require their graduate students to attend a supplemental training. This supplemental training, presented by the Title IX Office and often co-facilitated by CARE, offers additional information specific to the services and resources offered by these respective offices. Attendance requirements are determined by the department.
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.