February 21, 2023
Office of Institutional Equity launches biennial training for faculty and staff
Kansas State University is dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive campus community for all students, faculty and staff. To support this goal, the university is launching a new biennial training program to educate the K-State community about the university's policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment, PPM 3010.
The training was approved as an employment requirement through the President's Cabinet and works to meet federal requirements under Title VI, Title VII and Title IX of the federal civil rights laws, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age and other protected classes. The purpose of this training is to provide all K-State employees with a clear understanding of what constitutes discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment and how to respond appropriately if they experience or witness such behavior.
The training will cover a wide range of topics related to discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment, including:
- Definitions of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment.
- The university's policy prohibiting these behaviors.
- The rights and responsibilities of all members of the K-State community.
- The processes for reporting and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment.
- Resources and support available for those who experience or witness these behaviors.
The training will be available online and can be accessed through a link that will be provided in an email to all faculty and staff. The training is designed to be completed in approximately 30 minutes and will be available in a self-paced format.
All faculty and staff are required to complete the training within 60 days of receiving the notification, or until April 24, 2023. Failure to complete the training within this time frame may result in the loss of access to K-State systems that require an eID. Supervisors of staff members without access to a workstation will need to work with employees to provide a station for completing the training if requested by an employee. The Office of Institutional Equity will also be available to assist with solutions or provide a workstation by appointment.
The university is committed to creating a safe and inclusive campus community for all members, and the new biennial training is an important step in achieving that goal. By participating in this training, all K-State employees will have a clear understanding of their role in promoting a respectful and inclusive community.
If you have any questions about the training, contact the university's Office of Institutional Equity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6220. Thank you for your commitment to creating a safe and inclusive campus community at Kansas State University.