Responding Effectively to Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct
This required online training program provides all university employees with an understanding of their rights, responsibilities, and resources under the university's non-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies. This includes information on how to identify, prevent, and respond to incidents of discrimination and harassment; where to report such incidents; and where to access related confidential support services on campus. The training promotes a learning and working environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The training should take approximately 45 minutes to complete and includes audio narration and video.
Disability and Accessibility at the University of Maryland
The Disability and Accessibility at the University of Maryland online training program for faculty and supervisory staff members is part of the University’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and accessible learning and working environment, and is designed to assist you in performing your specific responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the UMD Disability and Accessibility Policy and Procedures. Faculty and supervisory staff members are responsible for helping to facilitate reasonable accommodations for students and employees in a timely and effective manner. After completing this training, you will be able to identify and respond effectively to accommodation requests—including referring students and employees to the appropriate offices on campus—and utilize best practices and campus resources to help ensure an accessible and inclusive learning and working environment.
Undergraduate Student Training
University of Maryland requires first year students to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Program and second year students to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships Program. Both are provided through Foundry. The Sexual Assault Prevention Program focuses on providing shared definitions of sexual harassment and assault, and building consent, and bystander intervention skills. The Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing Program emphasizes healthy relationship skills, tactics for bystander intervention among close friends, and survivor empathy. For undergraduate student online trainings, please visit the Division of Student Affairs' Wellness Training webpage.
Graduate Student Training
All new graduate students are assigned the required online training program Responding Effectively to Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct approximately one month prior to the start of the semester. The training covers your rights as students, as well as your reporting
responsibilities if you serve as a Graduate Assistant. If you have not received your assignment email from OCRSM, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email correspondence must include the following information in order to successfully enroll in the course:
- Full Name
- University Email Address
- Indicate whether classified as a Supervisor or Non-Supervisor
*Please note: Supervisors receive supplemental training on ADA Compliance.
These interactive, conversation-based workshops provide vocabulary to deconstruct real-life scenarios and encourage participants to reflect on and implement healthy relationship behaviors in their everyday lives. Available workshops cover a range of topics for students, faculty, and staff.