WMU News

Campuswide training focuses on sexual harassment

June 9, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Office of Institutional Equity and Department of Human Resources are providing online training to all faculty and staff members that is designed to identify and prevent behaviors that fall under the classification of sexual harassment.

All employees will be required to complete the training and, after completion of the course, should be able to:

  • identify behavior that might be considered sexual harassment;
  • explain the legal or other consequences of sexual harassment;
  • describe an employee's roles in creating an environment free of harassment;
  • know what actions can be taken against sexual harassment; and
  • describe WMU's policies and procedures on sexual harassment.

The interactive, online program takes about an hour to complete. Upon completion, each employee has the option of taking a brief mastery test and printing out a completion certificate.

The training is being rolled out to different units each month, beginning in May and ending in November. Faculty and staff may complete the training prior to their scheduled month by clicking on the "Harassment Prevention E-Training" link on the Department of Human Resources Web home page at <www.wmich.edu/hr>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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