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Education and Training

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Equity, diversity, and inclusion education is essential for a welcoming and respectful environment where everyone can live, work, and learn. These training opportunities are presented in partnership with the Office of Human Resources and offer useful tools and information to increase awareness of important issues that face our institution.

Required Online Education

Faculty & Staff
The Harassment Prevention Training (2023) focuses on sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This course is part of an institutional effort that affirms our collective commitment to making Rochester an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and responsive organization. Review frequently asked questions about this year’s annual course.

First-Year Student Training: Sexual Misconduct
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering a culture of prevention and awareness around sexual misconduct and gender equity. We have partnered with EVERFI to provide online training that is required for all first-year undergraduate and graduate students at the University that covers Title IX and other topics. These training sessions, in addition to being highly interactive and engaging, are based on research around the best practices for healthy communities. Learn more

Undergraduate Student Employee Training: Sexual Misconduct
In compliance with the New York State Labor Law, all University of Rochester undergraduate student employees are required to complete training regarding how to recognize and respond to instances of sexual misconduct. The training is administered online from a company called EVERFI, and must be completed by all student employees each academic calendar year. Additionally, students that have been identified due to their role as an Athlete or Student Leader in a club or organization will also be required to complete the training.

Please email for questions related to required student-employee training.

Additional Online Education

The following can be found in MyPath:

Online Courses
The following courses are available via MyPath. There are two ways to access the courses easily within MyPath. Either enter the title of a specific course in the search bar or type EDI Playlist in the search bar to see the courses in a bundled format. You may still choose individual courses if you search by Playlists.

  • The Power of Words: Respecting Identities in the Workplace (Grovo) – 5 minutes
  • Promote a Culture of LGBTQ Inclusion on Your Team (Grovo) – 4 minutes
  • How Can You Be Inclusive of Mental Disabilities in the Workplace? (Grovo) – 4 minutes
  • How Can You Be Inclusive of Physical Disabilities in the Workplace? (Grovo) – 5 minutes
  • Champion Behavior to Counteract Unconscious Bias (Grovo) – 4 minutes
  • DNA: The Double Standard (Cornerstone Originals) – 2 minutes
  • DNA: Not The Diversity Delegate (Cornerstone Originals) – 2 minutes
  • Talking about Asian Stereotypes: A Seat at the Table (Cornerstone Originals) – 10 minutes
  • Talking about Mothers and Fathers: A Seat at the Table (Cornerstone Originals) – 10 minutes
  • The Glossary: Corporate Sustainability (Cornerstone Originals) – 1 minute
  • Age Diversity (Skilla) – 36 minutes
  • Managing Bias (Everfi) – 30 minutes
  • Cultural Competency in Healthcare e-Learning (Cook Ross) – 90 minutes
  • Making Invisible Influencers Visible (Cook Ross) – 30 minutes
  • Minimum Standards for Programs for Minors and Children (UR Medicine) – 20 minutes
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Non Supervisor (Everfi) – 60 minutes
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Manager (Everfi) – 90 minutes
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Faculty and Staff (Everfi) – 40 minute series
    • Understanding Our Impact
    • Tools for Allyship
    • Foundations for Belonging
    • Exploring Our Identities
    • Addressing Our Biases
  • Accommodating Disabilities (Everfi) – 20 minutes
  • Building Supportive Communities: Title IX and Clery Act (Everfi) – 40 minutes
  • Bridges: Taking Action (Everfi) – 20 minutes
  • Tools for an Ethical Workplace (Everfi) – 50 minutes
  • Committing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Faculty and Staff (United Educators) – 25 minutes
  • Committing to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Supervisors (United Educators) – 30 minutes
  • Bystander Intervention (United Educators) – 30 minutes
  • Preventing Cyber Harassment (United Educators) – 20 minutes

In-Person Training Opportunities

Please note: Some in-person training opportunities may be suspended or offered virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please continue to check the website or reach out to the listed contacts for updates.

Safe Space
This program iscurrently offered virtually. Check MyPath for available sessions.
The LGBTQ+ Safe Space Program addresses ways to reduce homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and heterosexism to make our institution a safer and more inclusive environment for all.  Learn the components of human sexuality and increase your understanding of sex, gender identity, gender expression, orientation, and sexual behaviors, while examining identity development. The program consists of two classes: Safe Space Part I: Gaining Knowledge and Safe Space Part II: Creating Safety. Learn more about the Safe Space program.

Preventing Sexual Misconduct
The Title IX Office regularly provides in-person training to faculty, staff, and students regarding how to identify and respond to inappropriate sex-based behaviors as well as information about sexual misconduct resources, supportive services, grievance processes, and reporting options. Each training is customized to the needs of the individuals or groups requesting it. Please visit the Title IX website to view and request training.

Working Alongside Veterans and the Reintegration Process
Facts and Myths about Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Moral Injury, and Veteran Supports and Resources in the Community. (Available through MyPath.)

Generation Differences
We live and work in a culture where work-life balance is an elusive ideal that is often a struggle to obtain. This talk will examine our current perspective on work-life balance and what we can learn from the Millennial generation’s cutting-edge ideas on what true work-life balance can look like. Topics will include flexible schedules, making friends with technology, and pursuing your dreams. (Available through MyPath.)

Restorative Practice
An approach to organizing a mediation between parties who have been harmed and those who have caused harm, and sometimes with representatives of a wider community as well. Using the principles: inclusive decision-making; active accountability; repairing harm; and rebuilding trust, restorative practices are rooted in rebuilding a harmonious community. Learn more

Theatre and Medicine: Theatre of the Oppressed
Forum theatre uses theatre to help facilitate cultural change. Activities allow participants to act out scenes and watch scenes unfold with the intent of stopping and changing the performance when persons experience issues related to bias and social justice. Learn more

Don’t Cancel That Class!
Are you faculty or staff who can’t make it to class and are considering canceling it? Don’t Cancel That Class! As an alternative to canceling class, let the Assistant Director of Educational Outreach present to your students and take advantage of your valuable class time! Learn more