By Jackie Todd, office of Media Relations
To help Clemson maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all faculty, staff and students, Clemson employees will soon be asked to learn more about Title IX policies, procedures for resolving complaints, and key resources available for support. All university employees will be required to take a one-hour long Title IX online training course.
The online course will cover information about Clemson University-specific policies and reporting requirements, explore the definitions of terms like sexual harassment and sexual misconduct and offer interactive examples and scenario exercises. Participants may leave the course at any time. Upon return, the course will open to the last page visited. The deadline to complete the course is June 30.
“It’s important for faculty and staff to know how to respond to students who may come to them with concerns.” said Jerry Knighton, director of Clemson’s Office of Access and Equity and the university’s Title IX coordinator. “We encourage employees to not only report any issues they may encounter, but also incidents shared with them by students so that appropriate authorities can provide options and resources to ensure issues are addressed properly and in accordance with our policies.”
The online training will soon be integrated into employee orientation. As a result, new faculty and staff will be expected to complete the required training as part of the university’s onboarding process.
How to take the training
Starting next week, a special email invitation will be sent to all university faculty and staff with a link to the training. Look for an email from the “Office of Access and Equity” with “Title IX-Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence Training” in the subject line. Arrangements will be made for employees who may prefer not to use the online format.
For any questions about the required training, contact the Office of Access and Equity by phone at 864-656-3181 or by email at CUAE@clemson.edu.