Sexual Harassment Prevention Education
UCI has trained our staff, faculty, and even students on preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment for years. Such instruction helped to maintain the University as a positive and productive place for people to come together to learn and work. On September 29, 2004, when Assembly Bill 1825 was signed into California Law, this wise course of action became a legal responsibility. Now all supervisors and faculty at UCI are provided two hours of sexual harassment prevention education designed to assist them in recognizing and responding to situations that could result in sexual harassment. Beginning in 2013-14, OEOD has incorporated sex offense information, including reporting obligations and resources, into the instructor-led sexual harassment prevention programs. Our programs also include information on consensual relations, retaliation, the role of the supervisor, and resources available.
As of January 1st, 2016, the University of California Presidential Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence also requires all non-supervisory staff, including student employees, to participate in online sexual harassment prevention training and education. Everyone will receive supplemental training in the years they do not take the full training. To view the full and revised policy, go to UC Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.
Additional forms of sexual harassment prevention education programs are available at UCI. For more information about additional programming options, go to the SHO Training Programs webpage.
For more information regarding the AB1825-mandated sexual harassment prevention education requirement, please review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions on AB1825.
For more information regarding the mandated training for all employees, including student employees, due to the revised policy effective as of January 1st, 2016, please review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.