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Education & Training

To help prevent sexual violence, all members of the UC community — students, staff, faculty and other academic appointees — are required to receive sexual violence prevention and intervention training and education regularly.

UC’s systemwide curriculum, tailored to each audience, educates our community about sexual violence, how to prevent it, the role of intervention and what local resources are available.

Key concepts covered in UC’s systemwide curriculum for every audience are:

  • Definitions of different forms of sexual violence
  • Social norms, including the attitudes and beliefs that can normalize violence
  • Bystander intervention
  • Responding to sexual violence using methods that acknowledge the impact of violence and trauma on survivors’ lives
  • Local resources, including confidential support for survivors of sexual violence and appropriate services for those accused of sexual violence
  • Rights and options about reporting sexual violence

Students: Starting fall 2015, all incoming UC students are required to take the education and training program at their campus within the first six weeks of class. All continuing students are required to take ongoing education and training annually.

Learn more about how to take the required training on your campus:

Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz

Education and Training for UCDC affiliates:

To help prevent sexual violence, all members of the UCDC community are required to receive sexual violence prevention and intervention training and education regularly. All UCDC students are suggested to review the University of California Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, found here. UCDC students from UC campuses should review the above information and may follow the links to their home campus for further information. UCDC students from guest campuses may look into education and training information and opportunities from their home campus. Should any UCDC student need assistance getting in contact with their home campus Title IX Officer or Office for further education and training, they may reach out the UCDC Title IX Officers listed here.

UCDC has access to the following training courses specifically designed to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence. These courses are required training for all UCDC staff and faculty and are available through the University of California, Office of the President Learning Center.

Training on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

This interactive training course is available to all UCOP employees through the UC Learning Center. This 30-minute narrated online course promotes the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and consent to UC incoming students and new employees, including faculty, academics and staff. The course also provides options for safe bystander intervention, information on reporting an offense and other resources.

Sexual Harassment /Sexual Violence Prevention Training for Supervisors

All employees who supervise others are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training every two years. In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and are required to receive the training. New supervisors must complete this training within six months of assuming supervisory responsibilities. This is mandated by State Assembly Bill 1825, which went into effect in 2005. Supervisors may meet this requirement by completing an online course through the UC Learning Center.

Sexual Harassment /Sexual Violence Prevention Training for Non-Supervisors

Starting January 31, 2016, non-supervisory staff will be required to take sexual harassment prevention training that must be completed by April 8, 2016.  New hires will be required to complete the course within six weeks of employment. This 50-minute course is delivered online through the UC Learning Center