Fall 2014 Newsletter

Update on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

State and Federal law and University policy require all new employees to attend Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (SHPT), and current employees to take online Refresher Training every three years.  These trainings include discussion of Western’s responsibility under Title IX to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual violence.

New faculty and staff are asked to please register for a SHPT session by going here and then selecting “Equal Opportunity Office.”  Upcoming trainings will be held on the following dates in VU 567:

  • • Tuesday, October 28 from 1:00 to 3:00
  • • Wednesday, November 5 from 1:00 to 3:00
  • • Thursday, November 13 from 10:00 to 12:00

This summer, the EO Office launched an online Sexual Harassment Prevention Refresher Training in Canvas for faculty and staff who attended in-person training three or more years ago.  Staff and faculty who need to complete the online Refresher Training received an email notification on June 27. Individuals who were working for Western this summer are asked to complete the Refresher Training as soon as possible. Individuals who were not under contract this summer are asked to complete the training by November 1, 2014.

If you have technical questions about accessing Canvas, please contact the ATUS Help Desk at x3333 or helpdesk@wwu.edu. If you have questions about the training requirement, please contact Laura Langley, Manager, Equal Opportunity Programs, at x3307 or laura.langley@wwu.edu.

Page Updated 10.21.2014