FAQs about Annual Employee Training

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Sexual violence is an issue on campuses across the county, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is no exception. As part of our campus prevention efforts, the University will offer annual training through Everfi on how to prevent, respond to, and report harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct. This training satisfies our obligations under federal and state law, but it more importantly is a critical step in transforming our university culture by clearly communicating our values and reflects our commitment to the safety and academic or professional success of our students and employees.

Faculty and staff training prepares employees to cultivate and maintain a workplace culture resistant to discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The training equips faculty and staff with information and skills that promote intervention, empathy, and allyship. The course includes sections specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.

In this section, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about the annual training.

All university employees (excluding undergraduate student workers and extra help employees who satisfy their requirements as part of the annual ethics training process in the fall) are required to complete the Preventing Harassment and Discrimination training module. This includes those on paid sabbaticals.

For the current year’s training window, please visit Ethics and Compliance Office Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training.

Please visit Ethics and Compliance Office Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training for more information.

Please visit Ethics and Compliance Office Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training for more information.

Yes; the training was sent out to employees who are required to take the training. The student and the faculty and staff trainings are presented from two very different perspectives. If you are enrolled in a course as a student, you are required to complete the faculty and staff training in addition to the student training.

We recognize that talking about this topic can be difficult. Please know that we have resources on campus and in the community that can support you. If you want to talk to someone prior to or after taking the training module, you can contact our Campus and Community Resources, including the Faculty Staff Assistance Program. If you are not certain what support services you would like to connect with, you are also welcome to contact the Title IX Office.

We respond to employees who are or may be triggered by the Title IX training on a case-by-case basis. Generally, employees who are triggered have the following options.

  1. The employee can take the training during non-work hours (which may include leaving work early to complete it within the work day) and/or in a location that is comfortable for the employee (e.g. home).
  2. The employee can have a support person accompany her/him while going through the training. We can help to identify a support person if the employee doesn’t have one.
  3. The Title IX Coordinator (or designee) can schedule a one-on-one session with the employee to cover the basic content of the training.

To best understand and respond to the needs of the employee, we ask that the employee contact the Title IX Coordinator directly to make arrangements for alternative training. You can reach the Title IX Coordinator at (844) 616-7978 or by email at titleixcoordinator@illinois.edu.

Employees having difficulty logging in to the course with their NetID and two-factor authentication should call Technology Services at (217) 244-7000.

Within the course, employees may contact EVERFI for assistance at https://everfihelp.force.com/foundry/s/.

For questions related to content and topics related to the training, please contact the Title IX Office (217-333-3333 or titleixcoordinator@illinois.edu) for Sexual Misconduct Policy related topics and content, or the Office for Access and Equity (217-333-0885 or accessandequity@illinois.edu) for Nondiscrimination Policy related topics and content.

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