Discrimination and Harassment Training Requirements
On November 7, 2012, the Chancellor issued the following mandate regarding Discrimination and Harassment Training:
At the University of Colorado Boulder, we are committed to providing an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and veteran status. By doing so, we create a positive learning, working and living environment for all members of the University community.
As a community, we share the responsibility to uphold the University of Colorado Boulder Discrimination and Harassment Policy and the University of Colorado Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. In an effort to educate ourselves and create such an environment, the University of Colorado Boulder requires all faculty, staff and student employees to complete an online discrimination and harassment training according to the following schedule:
All staff and student employees are required to complete discrimination and harassment training within their first 30 days of employment.
All CU-Boulder faculty members must complete discrimination and harassment training within their first semester of employment.
After this initial training, all employees are required to take discrimination and harassment training at least once every five years; however, some departments require employees to complete training more frequently, which I applaud.
You can obtain instructions for how to access the online training from the Office of Discrimination and Harassment website: http://hr.colorado.edu/dh/Pages/Training.aspx.
I encourage you to review the protected class discrimination and harassment and sexual harassment policies and procedures at http://hr.colorado.edu/dh/policyinfo/. All CU-Boulder employees are expected to adhere to these policies and procedures, including the supervisory obligation to report allegations of discrimination and harassment to the Office of Discrimination and Harassment or the Office of Student Conduct. If you have any questions regarding discrimination and harassment, the training program, or would like to arrange an on-site training session for your department, please contact the Office of Discrimination and Harassment at 303-492-2127.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in helping to create a welcoming environment and respectful climate for everyone in our campus community.
Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
CU-Boulder Discrimination and Harassment Online Training
The Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) 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 ODH 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 Megan Clark or call the ODH main number at 303-492-2127.
Instructions on how to access the CU-Boulder Discrimination and Harassment online 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 Human Resources folder
Click the course title, CU: Discrimination and Harassment–CU Boulder and System, then [Launch]
Note: Once you have completed the training, 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.
Departmental and customized trainings available upon request by contacting Megan Clark at 303-492-2127.
Spanish trainings available upon request by contacting Omaira Bankston at 303-492-8103.
Other types of training provided by Organizational and Employee Development.