Title IX Compliance Training for Graduate Students

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

-Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX Training

UC Policy

UCLA is obligated under law and policy to provide our graduate and professional school students with sexual violence prevention education. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any federally funded education program. In addition, the University of California’s Interim Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (July 31, 2019 Policy | August 14, 2020 Interim Policy) requires each UC campus to provide mandatory annual training and education about Prohibited Conduct and how such conduct can be reported, to all students, faculty, other academic appointees, and staff per applicable State and federal law, and University policies.

For more information, visit the UCLA Sexual Violence Prevention & Response – Policy page. On this page, you will find the links to the 2019 SVSH Policy and the 2020 Interim SVSH Policy.

Thank you for your commitment to eliminating sexual harassment and sexual violence in our UCLA community. This helps our larger effort in creating a safe campus environment.

Graduate Student Compliance Requirements

To fulfill our mandated legal and policy requirements for sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention education, every UC graduate and professional school student is required to complete sexual assault prevention training(s) this academic year as follows:

  • Each incoming graduate and professional student will be required to complete a 2-hour online educational program and a live virtual (in lieu of in-person) training.
  • Each continuing graduate and professional student will only be required to complete an online refresher course.

The training components promote awareness and recognize graduate students’ unique position on campus and provide them with the tools they need to play an important role in UCLA’s sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention efforts. The training includes education about the University’s definition of consent, consensual relationships, prohibited conduct, options for bystander intervention, trauma-informed approaches, and risk reduction awareness information. The training highlights resources for graduate students, as well as information for undergraduates who graduate students may need to refer for support and services. UCOP has partnered with EVERFI to provide the online training.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020:  Deadline to complete both online AND live virtual training for all incoming graduate students; deadline to complete the online refresher course for continuing graduate students
  • Friday, October 30, 2020:  Enforcement of registration hold for the next academic term
  • Thursday, November 7, 2020:  First day of graduate student enrollment for Winter Quarter

DEADLINE AND HOLDS

The deadline to complete all compliance requirements is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for all incoming and continuing graduate and professional students. All incoming graduate and professional students must complete both the online training AND the live virtual training, while all continuing graduate and professional students must complete the online refresher training, on or by the deadline. This provides ample time to complete the training before registration opens for the second academic term of 2020-21. Students who are not able to complete the training by the deadline will have a registration hold placed on their record, AND this will prevent them from enrolling for courses for the next academic term. The hold may also impact financial aid and stipend disbursement. Failure of F-1 and J-1 international students to enroll due to the registration hold may cause termination of their visa status.

 

INCOMING (NEW) Graduate & Professional Students – Fall 2020

For INCOMING (New) Graduate and Professional Students:
Deadline: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  1. Online Training: All incoming graduate and professional students are required to complete EVERFI’s Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Students, an interactive online educational program. An invitation email from EVERFI will be sent out automatically beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020. This will contain a link to the Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Students online training program, which takes about two hours to complete. 
  1. Virtual Training: Aside from the online training, all incoming graduate students are also required to complete a virtual training Title IX Training for Graduate Students facilitated by the Title IX Office. All incoming students must attend one of the graduate student sessions that will be offered throughout the first few weeks of the Fall quarter. NOTE: Students, who have already attended the exclusive virtual training session provided by their department or program during their orientation, do not need to register or attend any of the general virtual training sessions. Students who missed the training during their orientation must register and attend one of the general in-person training sessions noted above. See below in the In-Person Training tab for a list of programs who have already completed an exclusive virtual training. Students from GEMBA and online graduate programs are NOT required to take an in-person training.
CONTINUING Graduate & Professional Students – Fall 2020

For CONTINUING Graduate and Professional Students:
Deadline: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Per UC Title IX policy, sexual harassment prevention education is to be provided on an ongoing basis.

  1. Online Refresher Training: All continuing graduate and professional students are required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention: Ongoing, an interactive online refresher training. The email invitation with a link to complete the 30-minute training will be sent out automatically by EVERFI beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020.
  2.  Please note that there is no virtual training required.
Online Training (How to Access, Technical Info, Trigger Warning)

Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Students

  • Each incoming graduate student will receive an invitation email from EVERFI, containing a link to the Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Students online training program. The 2-hour interactive online educational program promotes awareness of campus sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention resources, the University’s affirmative consent standard, and options for bystander intervention and risk reduction.

Sexual Assault Prevention: Ongoing

  • Each continuing graduate and professional student will receive an invitation email from EVERFI, containing a link to the Sexual Assault Prevention: Ongoing online refresher training program. The online refresher training distills the main points of sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention in a condensed format.

How to Access
The online trainings for incoming and continuing students can be accessed in two ways:

  1. Email invitations will be sent out beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020. Look for the email invitation sent to your email address registered in MyUCLA (ucla.edu; g.ucla.edu; gmail.com; yahoo.com; etc.). The email is sent directly from the training vendor EVERFI (automated-message@everfi.net). Check the Junk/Spam or Updates folder; or
  2. Visit the EVERFI website and log in using your email address where the email invitation was sent to. If your UCLA email address doesn’t work, try your personal email address or an email address you may have provided UCLA when you first registered with the university. If you don’t have access to an old email address, or still having trouble logging in, please email gradstudentcompliance@grad.ucla.edu with your first name, last name, UID, email address(es), graduate program and year in program.

Technical Information

– Work at your own pace from any computer or tablet
– Courses will save your progress if you need to stop and return later
– Courses are best supported by the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (preferred), or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11+
– Need more help? Contact EVERFI’s 24/7 tech support using “Help” within the course or by visiting support.everfi.com

Trigger Warning
Please be advised that the content of the online training and virtual training modules deal with accounts of sexual assault and may be triggering. Survivors of violence may experience negative feelings when re-exposed to these topics. Not all survivors of trauma are affected. We ask that students please practice self-care and seek help if needed. If they need assistance in completing these trainings, please have them contact a CARE Advocate. See contact information listed below.

Live Virtual Training (Registration, Schedule, Exclusive Training, General Training)

Title IX Training for Graduate Students

All incoming graduate students are also required to complete a live virtual Title IX Training for Graduate Students, which is facilitated by the Title IX Office. Students must attend one of the sessions offered throughout the first few weeks of the Fall quarter. The virtual training will be provided via a Zoom Webinar or similar platform. Links will be provided to those who have registered for a general virtual training session.

GENERAL Live Virtual Training Schedule:

  • Monday 9/21/20 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Register 
  • Tuesday 9/22/20 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Register
  • Wednesday 9/23/20 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Register
  • Monday 9/28/20 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Register
  • Tuesday 10/6/20 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Register
  • Wednesday 10/7/20 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Register
  • Thursday 10/8/20 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Register
  • Monday 10/12/20 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Register
  • Tuesday 10/13/20 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Register
  • Wednesday 10/14/20 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Register
  • Thursday 10/15/20 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Register

NOTE: For programs that have already provided an exclusive virtual training session during their program orientation, students do not need to register or attend a general virtual training session. For a complete list of those programs who have provided exclusive in-person training, please refer to the list below. However, if any of these incoming students missed the exclusive training provided by their department, they must attend one of the Fall general virtual training sessions. Graduate students from GEMBA, and other online-only graduate programs (MSOL) are NOT required to take a virtual training.

EXCLUSIVE Live Virtual Training Schedule:
The graduate programs listed below have already arranged for an exclusive virtual training session for their cohorts. Some graduate programs have been combined. The zoom webinar link to attend the exclusive virtual training will be provided to you by your department. No need to pre-register for the exclusive in-person training session. However, note that your department will need to track your attendance via MyUCLA during the training.

  • School of Medicine Wednesday 8/5/20
  • School of Law (J.D.) Monday 8/17/20
  • School of Law (LL.M., S.J.D., Exchange) Thursday 8/20/20
  • Anderson School of Management (Full-time MBA) Friday 8/21/20
  • School of Law (J.D.) Friday 8/28/20
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) Friday 9/11/20
  • Educational Leadership (ELP) Wednesday 9/16/20
  • Anderson School of Management (FEMBA + MFE) Saturday 9/19/20
  • Fielding School of Public Health (5 Programs) Tuesday 9/29/20
  • Luskin School of Public Affairs Tuesday 9/29/20
  • School of Nursing (MSN-APRN + MSN-MECN) Wednesday 9/30/20
  • Fielding School of Public Health (MPHHP) Thursday 10/01/20
  • Fielding School of Public Health & Anderson (EMPH + EMBA) Friday 10/02/20

Attendance: To get credit for the virtual training, an attendance link will be provided during the session where you will be asked to log on to your MyUCLA to confirm your attendance.

Graduate Students as Responsible Employees

Graduate students who are employed by the University (e.g. TAs, RAs, peer advisors, student employees, etc.) are considered to be Responsible Employees. A Responsible Employee is any University employee who is not a Confidential Resource. If a Responsible Employee learns, in the course of employment, that a student may have experienced Prohibited Conduct, they must promptly notify the Title IX Officer or designee. Responsible Employees are required to report to Title IX upon receiving information of prohibited conduct contained with the SVSH policy. Upon receiving a report of Prohibited Conduct, a Responsible Employee is required to report all details received, including the identities of individuals involved.

Campus Resources

In addition to the training requirements, it is important that each student become familiar with the resources and options that are available to them on campus and locally.  The Resources, Options and Support brochure identifies important resources for all graduate students, including sexual violence and sexual harassment reporting options and resources. The brochure and additional resource materials can be found in this Box folder.


CONFIDENTIAL Resources for Students:

CARE Advocates | (310) 206-2465 | advocate@careprogram.ucla.edu
CARE is a confidential place for survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. CARE Advocates offer free consultation and supportive services to UCLA students, staff, and faculty.

Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) | (310) 825-0768 |
CAPS is a multidisciplinary student mental health center for the UCLA campus. CAPS supports the academic and student development missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs. We’re here to support your mental health needs as you pursue your academic goals. Our services are designed to foster the development of healthy well-being necessary for success in a complex global environment.

Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica | (424) 259-6000 | 
The Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica provides free, comprehensive services, including state-of-the-art medical treatment for adult and child sexual-assault victims, 24 hours every day. Services include emergency medical care, forensic exams, crisis intervention and assistance with reporting a sexual assault, as well as advocacy, longer-term therapy and other support services.

UCLA Student Legal Services | (310) 825-9894 | slegal@saonet.ucla.edu | A239 Murphy Hall
UCLA Student Legal Services provide confidential legal counseling and assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues to all currently registered and enrolled UCLA students.


REPORTING Resources for Students:

Title IX Office | Mohammed Cato | (310) 206-3417 | TitleIX@conet.ucla.edu | 2241 Murphy Hall
The Title IX office takes reports of gender discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX Coordinator, Mohammed Cato, is available to consult and provide advice to anyone in the UCLA community regarding rights and responsibilities under Title IX as well as policies and procedures.

Dean of Students Office | (310) 825-3894 | dean@saonet.ucla.edu
UCLA’s Consultation & Response Team (CRT) is a group of professional staff members charged with responding to reports of students who may be in distress. This team is comprised of representatives from key campus departments, such as The College, Dean of Students, Counseling and Psychological Services Residential Life, and the UCLA Police Department.

UCPD | (310) 825-1491 | 601 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
Whether you are a victim or a witness, you have the responsibility to report crime. If a crime occurs on or around campus, report it immediately to the police. Crimes in progress and crimes that have just occurred should be reported by dialing 9-1-1 from any phone. Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness of the crime should call directly. There are blue Emergency Phones located throughout campus and yellow Emergency Phones in the parking structures. The Emergency Phones are directly linked to UCLA PD. If you cannot speak, all you need to do is activate the line and the dispatcher will identify your location and send assistance.

FAQ


IN-PERSON TRAINING:

Q: I have missed my department’s exclusive in-person training during orientation, how can I make it up?
A: The graduate fall schedule is open to all graduate students. You can attend any of the sessions offered, unless indicated that it is exclusive only to a certain department/program. Go to the In-Person Training tab and view the training schedule.

Q: I haven’t RSVP’d for an in-person training. How can I RSVP?
A: Go to the In-Person Training tab to view the training schedule and register for an in-person training session.


HOLDS

Q: I have a hold on my account, what should I do?
A: Please contact Graduate Student Compliance at gradstudentcompliance@grad.ucla.edu with your UID, first name, last name, program, year in program, and email address(es).

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the administration of the in-person and online training and graduate student compliance, please send an email to:

Graduate Student Compliance – Graduate Division
gradstudentcompliance@grad.ucla.edu
310-206-6086