Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Shepherd University recognizes the significance and impact of sexual harassment and violence on college and university campuses across the United States. We are committed to educating our campus community on these topics and creating a safe and welcoming living, learning, and working environment for all students and employees. Shepherd University does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or violence and we are dedicated to promoting a campus climate based on the values of mutual respect and human dignity. We all play a role in eliminating violence and creating a culture of respect on campus.
As a way of ensuring a safe and equitable campus environment, we encourage all employees to complete the Haven Online training modules. Directions can be found here: haven-training-for-shepherd-employees
In addition, we are offering several in-person opportunities for employees to complete Title IX training. The following in-person training options are available below and lunch will be provided:
- Wednesday, November 9 from 12:30-2pm in Erma Ora Byrd Room 102 (lunch provided in lobby)
- Thursday, November 10 from 12:30-2pm in Erma Ora Byrd Room 102 (lunch provided in lobby)
Please RSVP to complete the in-person training by November 4, 2016 here: https://shepherd.collegiatelink.net/form/start/114404
Here is a link for the in-person Title IX training events: https://shepherd.collegiatelink.net/organization/studentaffairs/calendar/details/1125834
The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights deems an institution to have notice of sexual harassment/misconduct if a “responsible employee” knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known, that harassment/misconduct occurred. Reporting all disclosures or other known information about alleged sexual or gender-based misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator allows the University to meet state/federal obligations and to maintain an environment free from harassment and discrimination. Reporting such information also provides the University with the best opportunity to offer appropriate support resources and interim measures to assist the student(s) involved and to assess any health/safety risks posed to the individual or the campus community. A student reporting sexual or interpersonal violence has a right to expect the University to take immediate and appropriate steps to resolve the matter promptly and equitably.
Any Responsible Employee: University employees with supervisory and leadership responsibilities are considered “responsible employees” This includes all faculty, coaches, administrators, Resident Assistants, and other student employees/volunteers with responsibility for student welfare. These “responsible employees” are required to report sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence information to the Title IX Coordinator.
Student Center, Room 121
Please click the following link for further information about student disclosures and responsibilities for reporting information to the Title IX Coordinator.