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. During the first three years of this program, approximately 97% of faculty and staff supervisors have received education regarding the definition of sexual harassment, applicable laws and university policies and procedures, rights and remedies, and the issue of intent and liability. Our programs also include information on consensual relations, retaliation, the role of the supervisor, and resources available.
UCI continues to offer sexual harassment prevention education to non-supervisory staff and students as requested and through our online courses. For more information about sexual harassment prevention programming options at UCI, go to the SHO Training Programs webpage at http://www.oeod.uci.edu/sho/shtraining.html.
For more information regarding the AB1825-mandated sexual harassment prevention education requirement, please review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions on AB1825.