All new faculty and staff, including temporary employees, are required to complete the 40-minute online training Haven for Employees: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Violence. New faculty and staff receive an email from the Title IX Coordinator with a link to complete the training. Faculty and staff are asked to do this training within their first week of employment. Student employees complete Haven for Students, not Haven for Employees. Faculty and staff with questions about completing Haven for Employees may contact the Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator at (360) 650-3307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State and federal laws and Western’s Policy on Preventing and Responding to Sex Discrimination, Including Sexual Misconduct require periodic ongoing training in the prevention of sexual harassment. The training is required for permanent staff and tenure-track faculty and strongly encouraged for other employees. Supervisors may require that their temporary employees participate in this training.
Sexual harassment prevention training provides important information about rights and responsibilities relative to sexual harassment. Topics covered include how to recognize sexual harassment, what to do if sexual harassment occurs, Western’s discrimination complaint procedure, and supervisory responsibilities. Specialized training in the prevention of sexual harassment for supervisors or other groups is also available upon request.
Training in the prevention of sexual harassment has two components:
New permanent employees are required to attend in-person Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (SHPT). Individuals can register for an upcoming in-person training session by going to Western’s Training website and clicking on “Equal Opportunity Office.”
Faculty and staff who attended in-person SHPT three or more years ago are required to take an online Sexual Harassment Prevention Refresher Training via Canvas. Employees receive an email directly from the EO Office when they need to complete this Refresher Training.
Contact the Equal Opportunity Office with questions or to schedule a training session.
WEAVE Peer Health Educators and CASAS staff are available to present information about violence prevention, bystander intervention, CASAS advocacy or tailor any prevention trainings upon request.
Call Michelle Langstraat, Prevention Specialist/CASAS Coordinator, 360.650.7982, or Jon Dukes, Men’s Violence Prevention/CASAS Coordinator, 360.650.4689 for more information.