Training

New sexual misconduct prevention education will be introduced in fall of 2018 to enhance the safety and well-being of the Ohio State community. It is important for everyone to know how to identify, challenge and report sexual misconduct.

This prevention education addresses sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking, provides tools to challenge and report inappropriate and harmful behavior, and information on how to support someone who has experienced sexual misconduct.

Education requirements to help prevent sexual misconduct have been widely supported across the Ohio State community. In addition to university leadership support, in March 2018, University Senate passed a resolution, backed by the University Staff Advisory Committee, University Student Government, Council of Graduate Students and Inter-Professional Council, requesting that the university require sexual misconduct education for all faculty, staff and students.

Promoting the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is Ohio State’s top priority and a responsibility we all share. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or discrimination of any kind. The university launched Buckeyes ACT - a comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct - in 2015, and education is an integral part of this effort.

When the online course launches in the fall, university-wide sexual misconduct education requirements will be introduced for all faculty, staff and students.


Student requirements:

All students are required to complete the online course, “U Got This: Your Online Guide to Speak Up, Step In, and Create a Better Campus for All,” annually. The interactive, easy-to-follow course takes approximately 45-60 minutes and will be available in BuckeyeLearn. It will be assigned to every student’s BuckeyeLearn transcript each year. Student employees are required to complete obligations for both their student roles and employee roles.

Student employees/graduate assistants: Student employees are required to complete obligations for both their student roles and employee roles.

  1. Student employees need to meet the new employee requirements of completing “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” and “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” when starting a new role as a student employee, which builds on the knowledge laid out in the student education.
  2. Students are encouraged to first complete “U Got This,” the sexual misconduct prevention education online course that is required for all students.
  3. Student employees need to complete “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” annually for each year they are employed by the university.

For more information, read the frequently asked questions below.


Faculty, staff and student employee requirements:

All employees: Annually, all faculty, staff and student employees are required to complete the sexual misconduct prevention online course, “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct.” The interactive, easy-to-follow course takes less than 30 minutes to complete and will be available in BuckeyeLearn. It will be assigned to every employee’s BuckeyeLearn transcript each year.

Some colleges and units may also choose to annually require the “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” training (which can be completed online or in-person), in addition to “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” Each employees’ BuckeyeLearn transcript will reflect the trainings required for your role. Wexner Medical Center employees can view education requirements on OneSource.

New employees: Upon hire, newly hired faculty, staff and student employees will be required to complete two trainings (one on the Sexual Misconduct Policy and the prevention course), and both will be assigned to their BuckeyeLearn transcripts.

  1. The “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” training can be completed online or in-person.
  2. “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” is an interactive, easy-to-follow course in BuckeyeLearn that takes less than 30 minutes to complete. It will continue to be assigned to every employee’s BuckeyeLearn transcript each year.

Student employees/graduate assistants: Student employees are required to complete obligations for both their student roles and employee roles.

  1. Student employees need to meet the new employee requirements of completing “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” and “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” when starting a new role as a student employee, which builds on the knowledge laid out in the student education.
  2. Students are encouraged to first complete “U Got This,” the sexual misconduct prevention education online course that is required for all students.
  3. Student employees need to complete “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” annually for each year they are employed by the university.

For more information, read the frequently asked questions below.


Faculty/Staff FAQ

Student FAQ