Use this form to submit proof that you completed sexual harassment prevention training this calendar year from a provider other than UB.
Please use this form only if you completed training outside of UB (for example, at a hospital or other work location). Individuals who complete UB's training course will be automatically credited and do not need to submit a certificate.
In order to meet the University at Buffalo's annual training requirement, you must have completed the training this calendar year. The training must also meet the following requirements consistent with guidance outlined by the New York State Division of Human Rights.
You must review the University's Discrimination and Harassment policy prior to submitting your external Certificate of Completion.
New York State law requires all sexual harassment training to be interactive, meaning that employees must be afforded the opportunity to participate in the training. Training may be online, so long as it is interactive. Examples of employee participation include:
The definition of sexual harassment must be consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Examples may include case studies, scenarios, or the like.
This requirement would include an overview of laws that prohibit sexual harassment, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. It would also include information about the rights and protections of parties to a sexual harassment complaint, including a right against retaliation.
Supervisors have a heightened obligation to address sexual harassment they observe or that they hear about, and they are obligated to report harassment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Faculty and staff should be aware of the following:
Title IX requires most faculty and staff to disclose when they witness, or receive a report from a student of sexual violence or sexual harassment. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is the University at Buffalo’s designated office to receive these reports.
The requirement applies to all academic faculty members, as well as professionals in academic advisement, career services, continuing education, financial aid, instructional support, athletics, residential life, or student activities/affairs.
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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.