This workshop is required for all new Virginia Tech employees. The workshop is to be completed within ninety (90) days of the beginning employment date.  There are three options for completing this workshop: in-person: attending via WebEx; or by using an on-demand learning module.

University Policy 1025: Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Assault outlines the university’s position on discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status or political affiliation. In addition, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, the university has responsibilities associated with both Title IX of the Education Amendments (1972) and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (2013). These latter federal regulations are specifically concerned with sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic or dating violence.

This workshop will assist individuals in understanding the university’s policy, complaint and resolution processes and available resources to assist individuals in addressing these issues.

Learning objectives

  • The definitions associated with University Policy 1025: Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Assault;
  • the resources available to assist members of the Virginia Tech community, including our students, in dealing with difficult, sometimes traumatic, situations;
  • Individual responsibilities in receiving and reporting a disclosure of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic or dating violence;
  • what behavioral signs may indicate someone is being subjected to inappropriate behavior;
  • what to do about "consensual relationships";
  • why doing what seems obvious can cost the university millions of dollars and possibly subject you to disciplinary action;
  • the resources and processes for initiating a complaint; and
  • what acts and behaviors can be determined to be retaliation.

There are several options to complete the workshop:  

  1. Attend an instructor-led workshop at North End Center on the Blacksburg, Virginia campus. WebEx access is available periodically.
  2. Complete the workshop online using the on-demand module of the workshop described below.  

Registration for either option is required via Coursewhere. To register, select "view by alpha" and search for the course title:

  • Compliance Workshop: Policy 1025, Title IX, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (instructor-led, 90 minutes)
  • Compliance Workshop – via WebEx: Policy 1025, Title IX, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (instructor-led, 90 minutes)
  • Compliance Workshop On-Demand Module - Title IX: and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (online, 55 minutes)

Accommodation request

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in any the workshops or trainings, contact Dale Robinson at 540-231-1824 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the program.

Contact

Education and Outreach
Office for Equity and Accessibility

300 Turner Street NW (0318)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dale Robinson
Assistant Director, Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution
540-231-1824
dbr@vt.edu

Coursewhere

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