Undergraduate Students: All incoming undergraduate students are required to take the education and training program at UCSB within the first six weeks of class. Starting in fall 2015, all continuing undergraduate students are required to take ongoing education and training annually.
Prior to their arrival on campus, new students will receive emails from UCSB containing information related to registration for their required education and training. Continuing students will receive information about their required education and training during the academic year.
Graduate and Professional Students: UCSB's Graduate Division requires all entering graduate and professional students to complete sexual harassment prevention training during their first year of attendance. This training must be completed by May of the same academic year. Starting in fall 2015, all continuing graduate and professional students are required to take ongoing education and training annually.
For more information about how graduate and professional students can fulfill this education and training requirement at UCSB, visit the TA & Graduate Student Sexual Harassment Prevention Training webpage.
Faculty and Supervisors: Faculty and supervisors are required to complete two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years, and new faculty and supervisors are required to take training within the first six months of hire. Starting January 2016, a systemwide faculty training and education plan will be implemented that will revise the content in the current sexual harassment prevention training so that it meets UC’s systemwide curriculum. This will include additional training for those who work directly with students such as faculty student advisors. Faculty and supervisors will also receive training on their legal obligations to report sexual violence.
Staff and academic appointees who are not supervisors: Starting December 2015, a systemwide staff training and education plan will be implemented that will require new employees to receive training within the first six weeks of hire. Additionally, continuing staff will receive training annually. Designated employees who are required to report sexual violence to a Title IX Officer (sexual harassment officer) will receive training on their legal obligations.
The key concepts covered in UC’s systemwide curriculum are:
For students, education and training is an annual requirement as part of UC’s efforts to prevent sexual violence on campuses. The systemwide education and training program for faculty and staff is being developed, and is expected to include training every year.
The core elements of the curriculum are consistent across the UC system; however, campuses have flexibility in the way they deliver the UC systemwide curriculum. For example, some campuses offer an online course while others provide in-person training.
The key concepts are the same for all audiences, but the curriculum is tailored to what each audience needs to know. For example, faculty, other supervisors, and staff (including academic personnel who are not supervisors) will receive tailored training on their legal responsibilities to report sexual violence as well as how to help students affected by sexual violence.
The plan is to revise the content in the current sexual harassment prevention training so that it meets UC’s systemwide curriculum. Specifically, the revised content will provide information for faculty and supervisors on how to notify the university if they receive an allegation of sexual violence/assault/harassment. Faculty and academic appointees who work directly with students would be required to take additional training.