Title IX Compliance Training for New 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
Requirements

Per UCOP Title IX policy, these are the three touches of communication all University of California campuses are required to provide for all incoming/new graduate students during the 2017 Fall Quarter.

(1) ONLINE Training: All new graduate students are required to complete Think About It: Graduate Students, an interactive online educational program provided by Campus Clarity that 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. The program highlights resources for graduate students, as well as undergraduates who may need to be referred to support and services. The Think About It: Graduate Students online module takes about two hours to complete. Students can work at their own pace from any computer, can leave and return to the course at any time, and when he/she returns, the program opens to the page where he/she left off.

(2) IN-PERSON Training: All new graduate students are also required to complete an in-person Title IX Training for Graduate Students, which is co-facilitated by the CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education Advocate) Program and Title IX Office. Students must attend one of the sessions offered throughout the first 6 weeks of the Fall quarter. Please click on the In-Person Training tab below to view the training schedule and registration details. *Registration instructions will be posted soon.

NOTE: Students from Law, Medicine, Nursing, Management, Public Health and Public Affairs will have already received this training (by Week 0) through program orientations. However, if a student missed it, he/she must attend one of the Fall Quarter sessions noted above.

(3) RESOURCES: The Resources & Options brochure identifies important resources for all graduate students, including sexual violence and sexual harassment reporting options and resources. The brochure is available for download here.

Graduate Student Compliance

Incoming graduate students are required to complete both in-person training and online training by the deadline. Failure to complete the trainings by the deadline will result in a registration hold on the student’s account. The registration hold will prevent the student from enrolling in Winter courses and may impact financial aid and stipend disbursement.

F-1 and J-1 students are required to fully enroll for each Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Failure to enroll due to the registration hold may cause termination of their visa statuses.

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:  Deadline to complete both online AND in-person training for all graduate students (see exceptions below)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017:  Enforcement of holds
Thursday, November 9, 2017:  First day of graduate pass (graduate student enrollment for Winter Quarter)

For the deadline and contact information of each of the professional schools:

Thursday, November 30, 2017: Deadline for School of Law
Contact Emily L. Scivoletto, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
scivoletto@law.ucla.edu

Thursday, November 30, 2017: Deadline for School of Dentistry
Contact Carol A. Bibb, PhD, DDS, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
cbibb@dentistry.ucla.edu

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Deadline for David Geffen School of Medicine
Contact Brandon Susselman, Director of Student Affairs
bsusselman@mednet.ucla.edu

Online Training

Think About It: Graduate Students

Each new graduate student will receive an invitation email from Campus Clarity, containing a link to the Think About It: Graduate Students online training program. The 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. The program highlights resources for graduate students, as well as undergraduates who may need to be referred to support and services. The Think About It: Graduate Students online module takes about two hours to complete. Students can work at their own pace from any computer; can leave and return to the course at any time, and when he/she returns, the program opens to the page where he/she left off.

In-Person Training

Title IX Training for Graduate Students

All new graduate students are also required to complete an in-person Title IX Training for Graduate Students, which is co-facilitated by the CARE (Campus Assault Resources & Education Advocate) Program and Title IX Office. Students must attend one of the sessions offered throughout the first 6 weeks of the Fall quarter. Please check back for training dates, times, venues and instructions on how to sign up.

NOTE: Students from Law, Medicine, Nursing, Management, Public Health and Public Affairs will have already received this training (by Week 0) through your program orientations. However, if you missed it, you must attend one of the Fall Quarter sessions noted above.

Students from MSOL & GEMBA programs are exempt and are not required to take an in-person training.

Registration: Please register here.

Attendance: A BruinCard will be required upon check-in at the training. If not available, please present a photo ID (or passport) and your University ID (UID).

Training Schedule:

Resources

The Resources & Options brochure identifies important resources for all graduate students, including sexual violence and sexual harassment reporting options and resources.

View or download electronic copies of the following resources:

Resources & Options Brochure by CARE Program
Respondent Support Information Brochure by Dean of Students Office
Your Rights Under Title IX & Applicable UCLA Policies and Procedures by Title IX Office
– UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
Yoga as Healing For Survivors of Sexual Assault by CARE Program

FAQ

Q: I have missed my department’s 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. 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 and view the training schedule. Please check back for latest registration details.

Q: I haven’t received an email invitation from Campus Clarity for the online training. How can I get one?
A: Please check your junk or spam folder. The online invitation comes directly from the training provider, called Campus Clarity. If you haven’t received the email invitation by September 18th, please fill out the Title IX Inquiry Form.

Q: I have a hold on my account, what should I do?
A: You must complete the in-person training and the online training by November 7th. Go to the Graduate Student Compliance tab and view the deadlines for each of the professional schools. A registration hold on your account will prevent you from registering/enrolling for Winter courses and may affect your financial aid, stipend disbursement, and F-1 & J-1 visa status.

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the training and graduate student compliance, please fill out the Title IX Inquiry Form.

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