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 several options for completing this workshop: in-person, attending via Zoom, 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 age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 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. The workshop also reviews the requirement of University Policy 4815: Minors on Campus or Participating in University-Related Programs with regard to the reporting of child sexual abuse and neglect.

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 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 failing to report discrimination or harassment could subject you to disciplinary action
  • The resources and processes for initiating a complaint.
  • What acts and behaviors can be determined to be retaliation.
  • Learning about reporting child sexual abuse and neglect.

How to complete the workshop

  1. Attend an instructor-led workshop at North End Center on the Blacksburg, Virginia campus. Zoom 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; VAWA & Minors (instructor-led, up to 120 minutes)
  • Compliance Workshop – via Zoom: Policy 1025; Title IX; VAWA & Minors (instructor-led, up to120 minutes)
  • Compliance Workshop On-Demand Module - Title IX; VAWA & Minors (online, 65 minutes)

Accommodation request

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in any of these workshops or trainings, contact Avery Bakeley at 540-231-0448 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date of the program.


Education and Outreach
Office for Equity and Accessibility

300 Turner Street NW (0318)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Avery Bakeley
Assistant Director, Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution


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