FAQs about Annual Employee Training
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.
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training addresses topics such as identity and power, privilege and communication, stereotypes, tolerance, being an ally, and inclusivity, as well as explicit and implicit bias, discrimination and prejudice, and bystander interventions. This training will also provide information on responding to disclosures, the role of responsible employees, identifying potentially harassing behaviors and forms of sexual misconduct, and will guide participants through scenarios to practice how to handle a number of situations with students and other employees.
In this section, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about the annual training.
- Who has to take this training?
This is an annual, mandated training for faculty, staff, and graduate student employees who are all considered responsible employees. Some undergraduate employees will also be required to complete the training based on their position. If you are uncertain whether you are a responsible employee, please consult with Human Resources for your department or unit.
- When do I need to take this training?
The dedicated one-month training window for this program will be March 2 to 5:59 PM on April 3, 2020.
- How do I access the training?
Employees will receive log-in instructions and deadlines for completion through their official university email account from “The University of Illinois System email@example.com” with the subject line of “2020 Preventing Harassment and Discrimination Training: ACTION REQUIRED.” If you do not have access to a computer during your regular work day, you will be given access to a computer to complete the training or alternative training options will be arranged with your unit head for you to complete the training.
- How long will the training take?
Part one of the training takes approximately 90 to 120 minutes. You can work at your own pace, including saving your progress at the end of each section and returning to the section where you left off.
- I’m employed, but I’m also enrolled in classes and already took the student training. Do I still need to complete this training?
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.
- What support is in place if I find the information in the training is difficult or triggering?
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I’m having technical problems, what do I do?
Login support and course management are handled through the training vendor, EverFi via their course functionality. Once employees have logged into the course, technical support may be obtained by selecting Help, then Technical Support Link functions from the Welcome drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of their screen.
You can also contact the Everfi Support via one of these methods:
- Live Chat Help
- Telephone Support: (866) 384-9062
Netid, Password, and Two-Factor Authentication assistance can be found at UIUC Technology Services: (217) 244-7000.
Resources & Support
- Counseling Center
- McKinley Health Center
- Women's Resources Center (Confidential Advisors)
- Rape Advocacy Counseling & Education Services (R.A.C.E.S.)
- Courage Connection (Domestic Violence)
- Champaign, Urbana, or University Police Departments
(217) 333-8911 (Non-Emergency)
- Office for Access & Equity
- Student Assistance Center
(Office of the Dean of Students)
- Office for Student Conflict Resolution