Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

New York State requires every employer to ensure that all employees complete sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis.

Multiple Training Options

EDI recognizes that employees have differing preference, scheduling demands and learning styles. For this reason, we offer different training options: (1) attending a live Zoom session, or (2) taking an online course through UB learns. We also offer departments and areas the option of having EDI join their meeting to provide the training.

Training Options:

Open Live Zoom Sessions

EDI is planning for the 2024 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training cycle.  EDI will host future Open Zoom Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Sessions, and we will post updated information when sessions are scheduled.

UB Learns Online Training

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 UB Learns, and is comprised of two sections:

  1. A PowerPoint and narrative that explain the definition of sexual harassment, examples of harassing conduct, options for reporting internally and to external enforcement agencies, prohibitions against retaliation for reporting harassment, and the obligations of supervisors and managers when they become aware of harassing conduct.  This program also informs faculty and professional staff of their obligations to report sexual harassment and sexual violence that students disclose to them or that they become aware of.
  2. A post training quiz with an acknowledgment of the University's Discrimination and Harassment Policy.

Department/Area Sessions

Departments and areas can schedule a live sexual harassment prevention training for their employees to provide an easy way to complete the training. Contact EDI to schedule a session.

If your department has arranged for a session already, your attendance at that session will fulfill the training requirement. Departments can submit a Live Session Attendance Sheet to EDI following the training. 

If You've Completed Training Elsewhere

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.