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The University of Chicago is committed to creating a safe and non-discriminatory environment for the entire campus community. To that end, and as Provost Diermeier mentioned in his September 8, 2016 message to campus, training on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct is now mandatory for all students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, and postdoctoral researchers.

Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, full-time, part-time, and temporary staff across the University have satisfied this training requirement by completing an online course titled Intersections. Faculty and other academic appointees have, likewise, satisfied this training requirement by attending in-person training or completing the Intersections course. Going forward, all newly hired faculty, other academic appointees, staff, and postdoctoral researchers, will be expected to complete this training.

These trainings cover key aspects of the University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct – including definitions, resources, processes, and reporting obligations contained therein. In addition, Intersections provides examples of simple but effective steps you can take to help prevent discrimination, unlawful harassment, and sexual misconduct in our community. This includes discrimination and unlawful harassment on the basis of any protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, and protected veteran status.

Training for Newly Hired Faculty and Other Academic Appointees

Faculty and Other Academic Appointees newly hired to the University of Chicago may satisfy this training requirement by either 1) attending an in-person training, or 2) completing the online Intersections course.

  1. In-Person Training. Beginning in October, the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs will offer two in-person trainings each month. In addition, we are always available to conduct in-person trainings upon request. Please contact Mitchell Kittlaus if you would like to schedule an in-person departmental training.
  2. Online Training. Beginning in October, faculty and other academic employees will receive an email from the online training provider, LawRoom, within approximately one month of hire. The email invitation contains detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course. The course is an alternative to the In-Person Training to complete the training requirement.
October Training Sessions for Newly Hired Faculty and Other Academic Appointees

The dates and locations are in the process of being determined.

 

Training for New Staff and Postdoctoral Researchers

Staff and postdoctoral researchers may satisfy this training requirement by completing the online course, Intersections. New staff and postdoctoral researchers will receive an email from the online training provider, LawRoom, within approximately one month of hire.  The email invitation contains detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.

 

Additional Resources

  • Technical support. For assistance with technical issues, LawRoom offers a 24/7 Online Support Center (866.348.1616). LawRoom has informed us that most technical issues can be resolved by clearing the browsers cache or switching to an alternate browser.
  • Computer access. For employees with limited or no access to a computer, a computer lab will be made available at Human Resources (6054 S. Drexel, Rm. 146). To schedule a time to use a computer at Human Resources, employees may contact hr-training@uchicago.edu.

 

Questions?

Please direct any questions to equalopportunity@uchicago.edu.