Education & Training


Education & Training

To help prevent sexual violence, all members of the UC community — students, staff, faculty and other academic appointees — are required to receive sexual violence prevention and intervention training and education regularly.

UC’s systemwide curriculum, tailored to each audience, educates our community about sexual violence, how to prevent it, the role of intervention and what local resources are available.

Key concepts covered in UC’s systemwide curriculum for every audience are:

  • Definitions of different forms of sexual violence
  • Social norms, including the attitudes and beliefs that can normalize violence
  • Bystander intervention
  • Responding to sexual violence using methods that acknowledge the impact of violence and trauma on survivors’ lives
  • Local resources, including confidential support for survivors of sexual violence and appropriate services for those accused of sexual violence
  • Rights and options about reporting sexual violence

 

Students: Starting fall 2015, all incoming students are required to take the education and training program at their campus within the first six weeks of class. All continuing students are required to take ongoing education and training annually.

Faculty and Supervisors: Faculty and supervisors are required to complete two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years, and new faculty and supervisors are required to take training within the first two months of hire. Starting January 2016, a systemwide faculty training and education plan will be implemented that will revise the content in the current sexual harassment prevention training so that it meets UC’s systemwide curriculum, and that will include additional training for those who work directly with students such as faculty student advisors. Faculty and supervisors will also receive training on their legal obligations to report sexual violence.

Staff and academic appointees who are not supervisors: Starting December 2015, a systemwide staff training and education plan will be implemented that will require new employees to receive training within the first six weeks of hire. All continuing staff will receive training annually. Designated employees who are required to report sexual violence to a Title IX Officer (sexual harassment officer) will receive training on their legal obligations.

Ongoing Training

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) UC Systemwide Training - This narrated online course promotes the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and consent to University of California incoming students and new employees, which includes faculty, academics, and staff, in accordance with UC Policy.  The course also provides options for safe bystander intervention, information on reporting an offense, and other resources.  The online training is available through the UC Learning Center.

UC Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - To comply with California law (AB1825), the University mandates two hours of sexual harassment prevention education for all supervisory employees.  In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty and lecturers) have been identified as having supervisory authority due to their work with students for the purpose of this law.  The online training is available through the UC Learning Center.

 

More resources:

Campus Advocacy Resources & Education

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If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you have experienced sexual violence but are not in immediate danger, learn how to get support and contact a CARE advocate at (951) 827-6225 or the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center (951) 686-7273.

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