In 2018, New York State enacted a requirement that all employers, including the University at Buffalo, ensure that their employees complete sexual harassment prevention training annually.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides different options for completing the training: an online program through UBlearns, and in-person sessions. Departments, schools, and administrative units can also choose to schedule a dedicated in-person session for their employees. If you completed sexual harassment prevention training from a different organization this calendar year, you may upload your completion information, and this will satisfy UB's requirement.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has developed an online program that meets all New York State requirements for sexual harassment prevention training. This program is available in UBlearns, and is comprised of three sections:
The University at Buffalo is offering an online harassment prevention course in UBlearns. Completing this course is one way of meeting your obligation to receive sexual harassment prevention training.
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All employees will take the training via UBlearns
The University at Buffalo will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to the training content. Please contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (716) 645-2266 for assistance.
EDI will be providing live, 30-minute training sessions for departments and employees who would prefer an in-person training. These sessions will include all of the New York State-required information, as well as information for faculty and professional staff about their obligation to report when they become aware of sexual harassment or sexual violence experienced by students. Stay tuned for updates about live sessions for the calendar year 2020.
Supervisors, managers, and unit leaders can schedule an in-person training for employees in their area. Complete a training request form and indicate "Sexual Harassment" in the topic section.
Many people with UB appointments have taken training elsewhere. This training will count toward meeting UB's requirements if it meets guidelines established by the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Training can be a formal, structured session, or you can invite us to meet with your faculty or staff during a regularly-scheduled meeting. We can customize a format and timeframe that meet your needs.