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 and Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

Each UC campus is required to provide mandatory annual training and education to all students, faculty, other academic appointees, and staff about Prohibited Conduct and how such conduct can be reported, per applicable State and federal law, and University policies.

 

Graduate Student Compliance Requirements

Title IX UC Policy and Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

UCLA is obligated under law and policy to provide our graduate and professional 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 (January 1, 2022 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 Policies and Your Rights- Title IX. On this page, you will find the link to the 2021 SVSH Policy, effective date January 1, 2022.

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.

Requirements

Every UC graduate and professional student is required to complete sexual assault prevention training(s) each academic year as follows:

  • Each first-year graduate and professional student will be required to complete a 1-hour online training, from Vector LMS.
  • Each continuing graduate and professional student will only be required to complete a 1-hour online refresher training, from Vector LMS.

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 Vector LMS to provide the online training.

Important Dates

  • February 20, 2024 – Deadline for new graduate students to complete their Title IX Training.

Student Account Holds

Any student who does not complete their training by the specified date will have a hold placed on their student account.

The hold will prevent students from:

  1. Registering for classes
  2. Adding classes
  3. Dropping classes
  4. Gaining access to the Recreation Center

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First-Year Graduate & Professional Students – Winter 2024 Requirements

For First-Year Graduate and Professional Students:

  • Deadline: February 20, 2024

All incoming graduate and professional students must complete the sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training — an interactive online training by Vector Solutions.

CONTINUING Graduate & Professional Students 2023 – 2024 Academic Year Requirements

For Continuing Graduate and Professional Students:

  • Deadline: February 20, 2024

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

Online Refresher Training: Starting in 2023, UCLA has partnered with Vector Solutions, Higher Education Student Edition to provide Title IX Online Training.  All continuing graduate and professional students are required to complete an interactive online refresher module in Vector Solutions – Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships. The email invitation with a link to complete the training will be sent to continuing graduate and professional students automatically in the Winter quarter of 2024.

Online Training (How to Access, Technical Info, Trigger Warning)

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students

  • Each incoming graduate student will receive an invitation email from Vector Solutions, containing a link to the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students online training program. The 1-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.

Online Refresher Module for Continuing Graduate/Professional Students

  • Each continuing graduate and professional student will receive an invitation email from Vector LMS during the Fall quarter containing a link to the online refresher training module. The online refresher training distills the main points of sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention.

How to Access
The online training for first-year and continuing students can be accessed in two ways:

  1.  Look for the email invitation sent to your official email address registered in MyUCLA. The email is sent directly from the training vendor Vector Solutions and they come from: University of California – Los Angeles <administrator+E4A57224-65E9-11ED-8624-6759EA93C2B3@safecolleges.com>. Subject: Mandatory Online Training Assigned to You by University of California – Los Angeles. Check the Junk/Spam/Categories/Updates folder
  1. Visit Vector Login URL:  and log in using your UCLA Logon ID. If you don’t have access or having trouble logging in, please email gradstudentcompliance@grad.ucla.edu with your first name, last name, UID, email address(es), graduate program, year in program, and your UCLA Logon ID.

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+

Trigger Warning

Please be advised that the content of the online training modules and live virtual training sessions 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 you need assistance in completing these trainings, please contact a CARE Advocate, a confidential campus resource, or visit UCLA CARE Program.

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) 259-7208 | 
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@equity.ucla.edu | 2255 Murphy Hall
The Title IX office takes reports of gender discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX Director, 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

ONLINE TRAINING: 

Q: How do I access the Vector online training?
A: To access the training, please see below:

  • Vector Login URL: https://ucla-ca.vectorlmsedu.com/login
  • Log in using your UCLA logon ID and continue using the single sign-on feature.
  • The Vector emails will be sent to your username email address and they come from “University of California – Los Angeles” (administrator+E4A57224-65E9-11ED-8624-6759EA93C2B3@safecolleges.com)

What is my Vector username?
A: Log in using your UCLA Logon ID to enter the Vector website, which uses the single sign-on (SSO) feature.

Q: How to search for Vector emails?
A:  The Vector emails will be sent to your username email address and they come from “University of California – Los Angeles” (administrator+E4A57224-65E9-11ED-8624-6759EA93C2B3@safecolleges.com.  The Vector email invitation is sent to your email associated with your UCLA application or official student record. Please check your Spam/Junk/Categories folders.

Q: The content of the online training is triggering. I need support in completing the online training. Who should I contact?
A: In the event that you wish to have support in completing the online training, please send an email to a CARE advocate (advocate@careprogram.ucla.edu), who would be able to assist you with satisfying this training requirement.


HOLDS

Q: I have a hold on my account, what should I do?
A: You have a hold on your student record due to incomplete training requirements. Refer to the INCOMING/NEW Graduate & Professional Students tab or CONTINUING Graduate & Professional Students tab for the list of training requirements. You may also consult with your SAO to check which training requirements you have completed or not completed and your Vector username as they receive compliance reports for your graduate program. Holds are removed within 2-3 business days upon completing the training requirements.

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the administration of the virtual and online training and graduate student compliance, please send an email with your UID, first name, last name, graduate program, year in program, and email address(es) to:

Graduate Student Compliance – Division of Graduate Education
gradstudentcompliance@grad.ucla.edu