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.
More information on the FAS Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment Policy/Resources can be found here, 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.
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.
Online Training for All FAS Staff
The Title IX training entitled "University Faculty and Staff: Supporting a Harassment-Free Community (University-wide)" is available to all FAS staff members via the Harvard Training Portal. This is an updated version of a course you may have taken previously.
All FAS staff received an email from Provost Alan M. Garber and Executive Vice President Katie Lapp on Tuesday, October 30 regarding this course, including the following information:
"This past May, we wrote to inform you of the decision to build upon existing efforts to orient members of our community to the University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy and resources by requiring completion of an online training module by all Harvard faculty and staff. The decision to implement this requirement was reached in consultation with the President, Corporation, and other senior administrators, and we are pleased to be meeting our target to launch it this fall."
All FAS faculty and staff are required to complete this course, regardless of previous course completion.
The online course and its accompanying assessment will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. The course provides an overview of Title IX and the University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy (which applies to all Harvard University students, faculty, staff, appointees, or third parties). By the end of this course, we hope employees will have a better understanding of the Policy and our community expectations; how to recognize signs of possible sexual or gender-based harassment; and the responsibility of employees to share information about possible sexual or gender-based harassment with a Title IX Coordinator. The course also provides state-specific legal definitions of sexual violence, and bystander intervention strategies.
If you have any questions regarding the course content, please review the FAQs here or contact the Title IX Office at (617) 496-0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: New FAS staff hired from July 2014 on will automatically be invited to take the online Title IX training. Information will be sent directly to new hires via the Harvard Training Portal.