WSU is committed to being an institution that demonstrates trust and respect for all persons and cultivates individual and institutional integrity in all that we do. To this end, the resources below are intended to assist all members of the University community in the understanding and prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination.
The goal of this course is to assist WSU in maintaining a safe and respectful working and learning environment. It describes different types of discrimination and harassment, including prohibited personal behaviors, identifies key WSU Executive Policies addressing these topics, and provides links to specific offices and resources available to help in cases of alleged discrimination and harassment. Employee and supervisor responsibilities when misconduct is reported or observed are highlighted. All WSU faculty and staff are required to complete this course within the first six months of employment and every five years.
Both Online Learning Sessions and Instructor-Led Training is available.
Due to technical difficulties, this online training includes an outdated department name for the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation which was previously the Office for Equal Opportunity. Staff is working to correct the issue as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is required to complete the course?
- How long do I have to complete the course?
- I am a new employee. When I try to launch the course I receive the message that I am not an authorized user. What do I do?
- How often do I need to complete the course?
- How long is the online training course?
- Can I take the course anytime I like?
- How many online courses are available to meet this requirement?
- I do not have access to a computer at work. How will I complete the course?
- Will live sessions also be available?
- How do I access the required Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention – Online Overview Course?
- How can I review my learning records and learn when I last completed the course?
- I am having trouble accessing the course. What should I do?
- I have additional questions regarding the required course. Who should I contact?
Who is required to complete the course?
All current faculty, administrative professional, civil service, bargaining unit, and graduate student employees are required to complete the training. New employees must complete the course within six months of date of hire.
How long do I have to complete the course?
For new employees, the course must be completed within six months of date of hire.
I am a new employee. When I try to launch the course I receive the message that I am not an authorized user. What do I do?
First verify you have a valid Network ID (NID) and Password by calling the IT Help Desk at 509-335-4357. This is required to access the course. Also, new employee online learning accounts sometime require up to two weeks after the hire date for activation. If you have a valid NID/Password and have been working for two weeks but still do not have access, contact email@example.com for assistance.
How often do I need to complete the course?
The course must be completed every five years.
How long is the online training course?
Most employees can complete the entire course in 45-60 minutes. It is recommended you allow one hour when scheduling time for the online training.
Can I take the course anytime I like?
It is important to coordinate with your supervisor when scheduling training time. Be familiar with the guidelines described in WSU Appropriate Use of Training Time.
How many online courses are available to meet this requirement?
Only one online course has been developed to meet this requirement. It is specifically titled “Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention – Online Overview.” This required course is identified above under “Mandatory Online Learning Course”.
I do not have access to a computer at work. How will I complete the course?
Employees who do not have access to a computer at work will need to work with their supervisor to make arrangements to complete the course.
Will live sessions also be available?
Two types of live sessions will satisfy this requirement when coordinated through Human Resource Services (HRS):
- Area/department administrators may contact HRS to arrange live learning sessions for work units.
- Employees may preregister to attend live sessions scheduled periodically through out the year. Dates and times of these sessions may be viewed at Instructor-Led Training Schedule.
How do I access the required Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention – Online Overview Course?
Information on how to access the course is available on the How-To Access Guide.
How can I review my learning records and learn when I last completed the course?
See instructions at Learning Transcript.
I am having trouble accessing the course. What should I do?
Certain computer configurations are required by the training system. Learn specific issues and resolve them through the Browser Capabilities Check.
If you are still unable to access your account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
I have additional questions regarding the required course. Who should I contact?
For additional questions contact Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521 or email email@example.com. If you have questions regarding sexual harassment or discrimination contact the Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation at 509-335-8288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contacts and Resources
- WSU Appropriate Use of Training Time
- WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (EP #15)
- Policy on Faculty-Student and Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships (EP #28)
- Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation