Friday, August 14, 2015

FYI: Sexual harassment and sexual violence training

From: Dean and Vice Provost Robin L. Garrell
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2015 11:18 AM

To: (removed)

Subject: Sexual Violence Prevention Training for Graduate Students

UCLA logoGraduate Division
Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrative Officers
As we move into the new academic year, I’d like to provide an update on a new program to support the University’s commitment to maintaining an environment in which all persons who live, work, and learn in our campus community can be free of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
You may recall that UCLA is obligated under law and policy to provide our graduate and professional school students with sexual violence prevention education. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 requires that all new students be offered prevention and awareness programs with specific content mandated by law. In addition, the University of California’s Interim Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (June 17, 2015) requires each campus to provide mandatory sexual violence prevention education to all incoming students to promote awareness of sexual violence, the definition of consent, options for bystander intervention, and risk reduction awareness information.
Starting this academic year, each incoming graduate or professional school student will be required to complete an online educational program Think About It: Graduate Students to fulfill our mandated legal and policy requirements for sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention education. Think About It: Graduate Students recognizes graduate students’ unique position on campus and gives them the tools they need to play an important role in UCLA’s sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention efforts.
Below are some questions and answers regarding the training requirements and the delivery ofThink About It: Graduate Students. Should you have other questions, do not hesitate to contact UCLA’s Title IX coordinator, Kathleen Salvaty (, who has been working with the Graduate Division in meeting these important mandates.
Thank you again for your commitment to eliminating sexual harassment and sexual violence in our UCLA community.
With best wishes,
Robin L. Garrell
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, Graduate Division

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