Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

Both the University and the campus community have made it a priority to ensure that harm and violence have no place at Cal. This can include, but is not limited to, hate or bias related incidents, sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Through numerous trainings, we are equipping our campus with the skills to build a better campus environment, and recognize instances of potential harm or violence and offer help safely, be that by de-escalating, intervening, or reporting any potentially violent or concerning situations.

 


Faculty and Staff: 

Supervisory staff, non-supervisory staff and faculty: Please click here to see information regarding your required trainings.
 


New Students: 

Prevention Education Requirements
All students are required to complete prevention education in order to be able to register for classes. This includes two components: an online training and an in-person presentation.
 

For New Fall 2018 Undergraduate Students

  • Online training: Think About It: will be available via CalCentral starting July 24, 2018 and must be completed by August 10, 2018.
    AND
  • In-person presentation: Bear Pact addresses important issues faced by college students: sexual violence and sexual harassment, mental health, and use of alcohol and other drugs. Students learn about the many ways to maintain a balanced lifestyle and the resources on campus that can help you in this pursuit. Students will also gain strategies to take care of friends, classmates, and roommates. Bear Pact takes place during Golden Bear Orientation, therefore no action is needed on your part other than to attend Golden Bear Orientation
  • REMEMBER: Both components must be completed or a hold will be placed on your Spring 2019 registration 
     

For New Spring 2019 Undergraduate Students

  • Online training: Think About It: will be available via CalCentral starting December 1, 2018 and must be completed by January 11, 2019.
    AND
  • In-person presentation: Bear Pact, addresses sexual violence and harassment, mental health, and alcohol use, and the training occurs on campus on January 13 during January Golden Bear Orientation.
  • REMEMBER: Both components must be completed or a hold will be placed on your Fall 2019 registration
     

For Graduate Students - Fall 2018

  • Online Educational Program: Incoming students should have received an email message from Campus Clarity containing a personalized link to this training. Though it should have been sent to your Berkeley email, if your bMail account was only activated within the past two weeks, it may have been sent to your personal email address. Please check your inboxes and spam folders for an email from donotreplycc@campusclarity.com. If you cannot find your link, please write to gradlife@berkeley.edu. This training must be completed before enrolling in Fall 2018 courses.
    • (Note that this online training is different from other online training requirements for students who are GSIs or other campus employees. Completion of one kind of training does not substitute for completion of any other, as each is designed specifically to address different roles and responsibilities.)

      AND

  • In-person Presentation: Any student may attend one of the four in-person trainings held at New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) on August 21, 2018 (register here).

  • Graduate students who have not completed the in-person training by the end of the 6th week of the fall semester will receive holds on your enrollment for Spring 2019.

  • Students in the below departments will receive the training as part of their department orientation and DO NOT need to register for an NGSO session:

    • Astronomy
    • Berkeley Law
    • Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    • English
    • Haas School of Business
    • Integrative Biology
    • Journalism
    • Master of Development Practice (MDP)
    • Master of Engineering Program (M.Eng)
    • Master of Translational Medicine (MTM)
    • Mathematics (also serving Graduate Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science)
    • Molecular & Cell Biology Neuroscience (HWNI)
    • Physics
    • School of Information
    • School of Public Health (including Joint Medical Program)
    • Social Welfare Statistics

 

Accommodations
Accommodations for students with disabilities needing to complete this requirement may be requested through the Disabled Students Program. Information regarding DSP can be found at http://dsp.berkeley.edu/


Continuing Students: 

Continuing Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students
All students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional students) are required to complete an annual refresher training with prevention and response resources.

To access the training:

  1. Go to calcentral.berkeley.edu/
  2. Check “Notifications”
  3. Follow the link and instructions
     

Undergraduate Students:
Training Available: October 10, 2018
Training Due November 6, 2018

Graduate and professional students:
Training Available: October 16, 2018
Training Due November 3, 2018

 

Accommodations
Accommodations for students with disabilities needing to complete this requirement may be requested through the Disabled Students Program. Information regarding DSP can be found at http://dsp.berkeley.edu/


FAQ for Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Education Requirement

New Students Education Requirement FAQs

1. Why is this required?

Sexual violence and sexual harassment are crimes which can have a long lasting negative impact on health, well being, and academic success. To foster a safe living and learning environment, all entering students must complete mandatory education programming on sexual violence and sexual harassment.

2. I missed the in-person presentations or have not completed the online training, What do I do now?

Online Training: The online trainings are available at any time. A personalized link is available at CalCentral.

In-person training: If you were unable to attend any of the in person sessions listed above, please contact email the appropriate Dean’s Office for additional information.

3. What happens if I don’t complete the requirement?

Students failing to complete programs will have a hold placed on their registration. The hold restricts student access to student services (e.g.UHS, RSF, libraries, parking/transit, etc) and can delay financial aid disbursement if the hold is not resolved. The hold will also impact enrolling in classes. The hold will stay in place until the requirement is completed. More information can be found at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/.

4. I participated in the in-person training but got an email saying I had not completed the requirement. What should I do?

If you received this email in error and have already completed the requirement, please email the appropriate Dean’s Office for instructions on submitting an appeal.

5. I have a campus job as an undergraduate / appointment as a graduate student. Do I need to complete additional training?

Yes, and it's important to understand all the requirements that pertain to you, and how they differ.

All employees of the University are required to take the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training that is designed specifically for employees. This online module is in addition to the prevention education for incoming students. An email with a personalized link to the training will be sent to you directly from the UCB Learning Center.

In addition, every first-time Graduate Student Instructor must also successfully complete the online course Professional Standards and Ethics for GSIs (which includes a module on sexual harassment and sexual violence) before they interact with students (either in person or online) in their role as an instructor. The GSI online ethics course module differs from the other trainings in that it focuses on sexual harassment issues as they may arise in the course of a GSI’s duties. To enroll in this course, please go to http://gsi.berkeley.edu/programs-services/ethics-course/

6. If I need accommodations for a physical or other disability to complete the requirement, where do I go?

Accommodations for students with disabilities needing to complete this requirement may be requested through the Disabled Students Program. Information regarding DSP can be found at http://dsp.berkeley.edu/.

7. I have past experience with violence and I’m worried about doing this training. Where can I go?

This training is about forms of harm that are much too common, and we recognize that many people in our community have experienced violence and harassment. If you have concerns about completing this training due to a history of trauma, please direct contact a confidential advocate through the PATH to Care Center office line: 510-642-1988. For 24/7 urgent support, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.

8. Where can I get other questions answered?

If you have any additional questions regarding completion of this requirement, please submit them to the appropriate Dean’s Office.

For infromation about confidential survivor support resources or violence prevention efforts contact the Confidential CARE Advocate at (510) 642-1988 or visit: care.berkeley.edu

Continuing Students Education Requirement FAQs

1. Why is UC Berkeley implementing this training?

A cross-section of UC Berkeley departments have collaborated to enhance prevention campus-wide for a number of years. Since 2014, there have been enhancements and new requirements for students, staff, and faculty. This new annual refresher is the continuation of those prevention efforts. At UC Berkeley, all of our community--students, staff, and faculty alike--complete an annual training.

2. Is this annual refresher required?

Yes. All continuing students are required to complete this annual refresher. The Graduate Division and the Office of the Dean of Students will communicate with students who do not complete the annual refresher.

3. Who has to take this training?

This training is required for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students (other than those who have completed new student prevention education within the last two semesters).

4. Why is this training required?

Sexual harassment, relationship and sexual violence, stalking, and related conduct can have a long lasting negative impact on health, well-being, and professional and academic success. To foster a safe living and learning environment and increase awareness of prevention and response resources, all students must complete mandatory, annual programming.

5. I have past experience with violence and I’m worried about doing this training. Where can I go?

This training is about forms of harm that are much too common, and we recognize that many people in our community have experienced violence and harassment. If you have concerns about completing this training due to a history of trauma, please direct contact a confidential advocate through the PATH to Care Center office line: 510-642-1988. For 24/7 urgent support, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.

6. I completed my training but received an email/notification that I have not completed the requirement. What should I do?

If you have already completed the requirement, please email for instructions.

7.. Where can I go if I have other questions?

If you have any additional questions regarding completion of this requirement, please submit them to the appropriate office.

For information about confidential survivor support resources, violence prevention efforts, or questions about the content of the training, contact the PATH to Care Center at (510) 642-1988 or visit: care.berkeley.edu


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