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 Make-up In-Person Training Sessions:
Register Now 
– For NEW Graduate Students Only

The make-up session offered on Thursday, November 7 | 2 pm – 3 pm | NRB 132 (Auditorium) has now reached full capacity. 
Please select one of the new times added on the date below. Registration can be completed by accessing the link above.

NEW ADDITIONAL DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED
Tuesday, November 12 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Haines 220
Tuesday, November 12 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Kinsey Pavilion

Please note that these make-up sessions are only required to NEW graduate students. These make-up sessions are not the same as the TA in-person training sessions.

Thank you.

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 Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (July 31, 2019) – SVSH 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.

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

Again this academic year, every UC graduate and professional school student will be required to complete sexual assault prevention training(s) as follows:

  • Each incoming graduate and professional student will be required to complete a 2-hour online educational program and an in-person training to fulfill our mandated legal and policy requirements for sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention education.
  • Each continuing graduate and professional student will only be required to complete a 30-minute 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 under the new platform, Foundry.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Monday, October 28, 2019:  Deadline to complete both online AND in-person training for all graduate students (see exceptions below)
  • Friday, November 1, 2019:  Enforcement of holds
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019:  First day of graduate student enrollment for Winter Quarter

DEADLINE AND HOLDS

The deadline to complete all compliance requirements is Monday, October 28, 2019 for all incoming and continuing graduate and professional students. All incoming graduate and professional students must complete both the online training AND the in-person training, while all continuing graduate 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 term of 2019-20. 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 Winter courses until they have completed the training. The hold may also impact financial aid and stipend disbursement. Failure for 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 2019

For INCOMING (New) Graduate and Professional Students:
Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019

  1. Online Training: All incoming graduate and professional students are required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Students, an interactive online educational program. An invitation email from EVERFI will be sent out automatically beginning on Monday, September 23, 2019. This will contain a link to the Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Students online training program, which takes about two hours to complete. 
  1. In-Person Training: Aside from the online training, all incoming graduate students are also required to complete an in-person Title IX Training for Graduate Students, which is co-facilitated by the CARE Program and 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 in-person training session provided by their department or program during their orientation, do not need to register or attend any of the general in-person 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 in-person training. Students from GEMBA and online graduate programs are NOT required to take an in-person training.
CONTINUING Graduate & Professional Students – Fall 2019

For CONTINUING Graduate and Professional Students:
Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019

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 23, 2019.
  2.  Please note that there is no in-person 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 30-minute 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. 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 Info:

– 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 in-person 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.

In-Person Training (Registration, Schedule, Exclusive Training)

Title IX Training for Graduate Students

All incoming graduate students are also required to complete an in-person Title IX Training for Graduate Students, which is co-facilitated by the Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE) Advocate Program and Title IX Office. Students must attend one of the sessions offered throughout the first few weeks of the Fall quarter.

Make-up In-Person Training Registration: Register Now

  • Tuesday, 11/5/19 10:00 am – 11:00 am NRB 132 (Auditorium)
  • Tuesday, 11/7/19 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm NRB 132 (Auditorium)


NOTE: For programs that have already provided exclusive in-person training sessions during their program orientation, students do not need to register or attend the general in-person 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 in-person training sessions. Graduate students from GEMBA, and other online graduate programs are NOT required to take an in-person training.

Exclusive In-Person Training Schedule:
Please contact your department for more information. No need to pre-register for the exclusive in-person training session. However, your department will need to track your attendance at the training.

  • School of Nursing (MSN – APRN) Wednesday 7/24/19
  • School of Nursing (MSN – MECN) Thursday 8/1/19
  • School of Medicine Thursday 8/8/19
  • School of Law (J.) Thursday 8/15/19
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) Friday 8/16/19
  • Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) Saturday 8/17/19
  • School of Law (International LLM) Thursday 8/22/19
  • Anderson School of Management (Full-time MBA) Tuesday 8/27/19
  • Anderson School of Management (FEMBA) Tuesday 8/27/19
  • Luskin School of Public Affairs Friday 9/6/19
  • Fielding School of Public Health (ECHS) Thursday 9/19/19
  • Anderson School of Management (MFE) Friday 9/20/19
  • Anderson School of Management (EMBA) Friday 9/20/19
  • Educational Leadership (ELP) Saturday 9/21/19
  • Fielding School of Public Health (5 Programs) Tuesday 9/24/19
  • Luskin School of Public Affairs Tuesday 9/24/19
  • Teacher Education Program (TEP) Wednesday 9/25/19
  • Fielding School of Public Health (EMPH) Friday 10/04/19
  • Design Media Arts Wednesday 10/16/19

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

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