Title IX Training for FAS Staff and Managers

The FAS is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any University program or activity on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Find more information on the FAS Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment Policy/Resources and on Harvard's Title IX Office page. Information on what to do if someone approaches you with a Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment disclosure is available here

Please note that the new Office for Gender Equity has brought together existing resources previously housed within the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR) and the Title IX Office.  For more information please visit Office for Gender Equity.

To ensure that FAS staff are informed about these important topics and understand their rights and responsibilities under Harvard's new Title IX policy, training is available.

Self-Paced Online Course

Harvard University recently launched a new self-paced course in the Harvard Training Portal: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct.
All Harvard faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows are required to complete this new course about resources available to address sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. If you have questions about what the eLearning course will entail, or about the optional survey you may be invited to complete, we encourage you to read these FAQs and/or contact the Office for Gender Equity (OGE) directly at oge@harvard.edu

This course is designed to build a shared understanding of the roles each of us plays in creating a community climate of gender equity and inclusion. Participants will engage with interactive material surrounding key components of our community climate, including the University’s values, strategies for prevention, supportive resources, the University’s Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Interim Other Sexual Misconduct Policy and their accompanying procedures, and other factors that promote and sustain an academic workplace free from sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct.

 Virtual Title IX Training Sessions

Join FAS Title IX Resource Coordinators and the University Title IX Office for interactive virtual sessions discussing recently revised national Title IX legislation and how it affects and informs Harvard’s policies. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through case studies in breakout rooms. Sessions will take a practical approach to Title IX with the goal of moving the community beyond compliance based knowledge and towards practical application in the workplace. Dates for the sessions are listed below. The goals of the training are as follows:

  1. Gain a working knowledge of FAS and University Title IX policies
  2. Understand your role as a responsible employee
  3. Understand our individual and community roles in preventing sexual and gender-based harassment

FAS Title IX Information Sessions

Thursday, November 4, 1:00 - 2:30PM

Thursday, December 9, 1:00 - 2:30PM

Thursday, December 16, 1:00 - 2:30PM (Managers)