Discrimination and Harassment Online Training
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) mandatory training is offered in an online format through SkillSoft (formerly SkillPort). Faculty, staff, and student employees can all take the online training, either for their initial Discrimination and Harassment training as a new employee or for their five year refresher training. Employees must be set up in HRMS in order to take the training.
This online training replaced our on-site training sessions. However, if you have been instructed to attend an OIEC training during orientation, please be sure to attend that on-site training. Additionally, if you want to request an on-site or customized training for your department, or if you have questions about the online training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the OIEC main number at 303-492-2127.
Instructions on how to access the CU-Boulder Discrimination and Harassment online video training
Click the CU Resources tab
On the column on the left, click TRAINING
Click Start Skillsoft*
Click University of Colorado - Courses to view the expandable folder structure
Click the CU-Boulder folder
Click the Human Resources folder
Click the course title, CU: Discrimination and Harassment - CU-Boulder and System, then [Launch]
Note: Once you have completed the training and quiz, it takes approximately five business days for your score to reflect in your training records.
*If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can check your browser compatibility at https://www.cu.edu/eld/resources
under "Skillsoft Troubleshooting Guides
**Please note: All CU-Boulder employees are required to take the Discrimination and Harassment training course within the first 30 days of employment with the Boulder campus, and all CU-Boulder faculty members must complete the training within their first semester of employment. After completing this initial training, all employees and faculty members are required to take a Discrimination and Harassment training at least once every five years, although some departments require employees to complete the training more frequently. If you have completed an on-site training in the past five years, you do not need to take the online training course until your five years has expired.
On September 25, 2014, the Chancellor issued the following regarding Discrimination and Harassment Training:
Office of the Chancellor
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
At the University of Colorado Boulder, we are committed to providing a community free of discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation and political philosophy. By doing so, we create a positive learning, working and living environment for all members of the University community.
As Chancellor, I am personally committed to creating a campus culture that is free from the effects of a hostile environment. As you know, I have hired Valerie Simons as the Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator to lead the campus forward in our effort to create the safest and most inclusive culture possible. To that end, she is working towards combining our investigative teams into one office, coordinating accommodations and support services, and increasing our education and prevention efforts campus-wide, particularly in the area of bystander intervention. My commitment means that we are working together to reduce and prevent discriminatory and harassing acts and sexual misconduct and assaults. I ask that you join Director Simons and me by renewing your own commitment to creating this campus culture at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Each fall, I encourage you to review the University of Colorado Boulder Discrimination and Harassment Policy, the University of Colorado Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures and the Student Conduct Code Policies & Procedures (Appendix 1 for Sexual Misconduct). At the University of Colorado Boulder, we are all expected to adhere to these policies and procedures. For our faculty and staff who have supervisory duties, we have a duty to report allegations of discrimination and harassment. A failure to report can result in disciplinary action.
To educate our students and create a welcoming and safe environment, the University of Colorado Boulder requires all incoming students to participate in three orientation programs:
- Student’s Rights and Responsibilities (including information on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and support services);
- What the Help!? (skill-building program to train students in bystander intervention); and
- I Wish I Had Known (peer-led session covering issues such as definition of consent and decision-making)
If you would like more information on bystander intervention programs or to request on-site trainings for students, please contact Community Health, the public health division of Wardenburg Health Center, at 303-492-2937.
We also require faculty, staff and student employees to complete discrimination and harassment training according to the following schedule:
- Staff and student employees: within first 30 days of employment
- Faculty: within their first semester of employment
- Everyone: after initial training, again at least once every five years.
We also require volunteers, affiliates and students who interact with K-12 student populations to take the training.
To complete your employee training, you can access a new video training or online training or request on-site trainings for your department or volunteers from the Office of Discrimination and Harassment.
For any questions regarding discrimination and harassment policies, reporting procedures, or education, prevention and training programs, please call the Office of Discrimination and Harassment at 303-492-2127, visit the Office of Discrimination and Harassment website, or email Director Simons directly at email@example.com. Our Guidelines for Filing a Complaint also provide detailed information and a listing of support and advocacy resources for faculty, staff and students.
Thank you for your leadership and cooperation to create a welcoming environment and respectful climate for everyone in our campus community.
Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
Departmental and customized trainings available upon request by contacting the ODH at 303-492-2127 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish trainings available upon request by contacting Omaira Bankston at 303-492-8103.
Other types of training provided by Organizational and Employee Development.