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Harassment Prevention Training

Frequently Asked Questions

LawRoom by EverFi is the vendor offering the online Harassment Prevention Training program. 

 

Is this program mandatory?

Your supervisor, department head or manager can mandate employees to take this training course.  Regardless of whether the training is mandated, you are responsible for understanding and complying with the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy.  It is therefore strongly recommended that you take the training course even if you do not work in an area where it is mandated.  This program also provides important information about how to respond if you become aware of an allegation of sexual assault.

* Supervisors who would like to mandate the training can access the Help Topics facility in UB EDGE for setup specifics.

 

Why am I enrolled in this course? Can I unregister?

All UB employees who are on the State, Research Foundation or UB Foundation payrolls are eligible to take the course - including Student Assistants.  If you do not wish to take the course and your supervisor does not mandate completion of the course, you do not need to unregister or do anything further.  Whether or not you choose to take the course, you are responsible for complying with UB's Discrimination and Harassment policy.  Investing some time to complete the course is the best way to ensure you can meet the requirements of this policy.

Does this program still address sexual harassment prevention?

Yes.  Sexual harassment prevention is covered in the new training, as well as harassment on other bases such as age, sexual orientation, disability and other categories.

How do I access the training?

First, please ensure you are using Chrome as your browser.  

Classified, Faculty, Professional, Research Non-Fellow, UBF, UBF Professional, and UBF Clerical should access the training via UB EDGE

  1. After logging in to UB EDGE, you will notice a curriculum called: Intersections: Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence (Title IX/Campus SaVE Act) program. 

  2. Click on that curriculum and you’ll see two courses.

  3. Select and complete one of the following courses that best matches your position on campus

    • Employees: Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence (Title IX/Campus SaVE Act)

    • Supervisors: Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence (Title IX/Campus SaVE Act)      

Student & Undergraduate & Graduate Employees, TA/GA, Practice Plan, Medical Resident/Fellow and various Volunteers should access the training via UBlearns

  1. Log into UBlearns

  2. Select the ‘Courses’ tab at the top

  3. Enter ‘specific course name’ into the Course Search box, Go

  4. Select the Supervisor Course if you have supervisor responsibilities, or the Non-Supervisor Course if you do not have supervisor responsibilities.  If you serve in an instructional capacity, you may want to consider taking the Supervisor Course.  You will be taken to a screen with a link to the selected course.  

  5. Using the left tool bar or the links above, click on the version of the course you will be taking.

  6. The course will launch in a new window.            

     

Tips:

  1. Make sure that your pop-up blocker is disabled (turned off) if your course does not open.  

  2. Turn your computer speakers on if you would like to listen to the course narrator.

  3. If you are using a mobile device to access the course, you may need to complete the course in a web browser on your device.

  4. You do not need to complete the course in one sitting.  In fact, we strongly recommend that you set aside two or more separate times to complete the training.  The software allows you to start where you left off.

  5. View the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by email at diversity@buffalo.edu, or by phone at (716) 645-2266 for additional assistance.  

How long does it take to complete the training?

This course addresses multiple topics, including discrimination, harassment, and campus obligations to respond to sexual violence and sexual assault under Title IX.  

  • Intersections, Preventing Harassment & Sexual Violence (Title IX/Campus SaVE Act) Non-Supervisors / 90 minutes
  • Intersections, Supervisor Anti-Harassment & Title IX/Campus SaVE Act / 2 hours

You do not need to complete the course in one sitting.  In fact, we strongly recommend that you set aside two or more separate sessions to complete the training.  The software allows to you start where you left off.

Can students take this training?

The Harassment Prevention Training program is geared toward employees.  All student employees have been enrolled in the program.  First-year undergraduate students, first-year graduate students and transfer students have been enrolled in Haven, an online course that addresses sexual harassment, sexual assault and relationship violence.  To access Haven chick here: Haven

If you would like to require harassment prevention training for students in your program or area, the office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) can work with you to customize a presentation or to present at a regularly-scheduled meeting or orientation.  Please contact us at (716) 645-2266 or fill out a training request form.    

 

How often should I take the training?

It is recommended that you review the training program on an annual basis.

I just attended an in-person harassment prevention training. Do I need to take this course?

Your manager or supervisor can advise you as to whether taking the Harassment Prevention Training course is required.  Because this course covers topics that may go beyond in-person training, the office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strongly recommends that you take this course at your earliest convenience.

If I have questions about anything in the program, who can I call?

Call the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at (716) 645-2266.

Why can’t I access the Harassment Prevention Training program?

The Harassment Prevention Training program is an online training course available to all UB employees who are on the State, Research Foundation or UB Foundation payrolls, including Student Assistants.

Refer to the section on:  How do I access the Training.

If you are on the UB payroll and still cannot access the program, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at (716) 645-2266, or fill out a contact form

Please ensure that you are using Chrome as your browser.  We have received feedback that the program does not operate as well using other browsers.

Technical Requirements

Currently Supported Operating System/Browser Configurations:

  • Courses run on HTML5 - no browser plug-ins or flash required.
  • Users need to use the latest browser versions and one that has good compatibility with HTML5.
  • Recommend Chrome for general web use over any other browser.
  • An Internet connection of 5 mb/s is also recommended.

 

Accessibility

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 diversity@buffalo.edu, or by phone at (716) 645-2266 for assistance.