Mandatory Title IX and Protection of Minors Training

IUP is committed to maintaining a community free from sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct and promoting the safety and security of minors who visit campus or participate in our programs.

In compliance with federal and state laws, and the State System's Board of Governors, ALL university and university-related personnel must complete annual training on the university's Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy and the Protection of Minors Policy. Additional training on diversity, equity, and inclusion has been assigned by PASSHE.

Training is accomplished for all new hires and continuing/returning personnel (employees and university-related persons) in the following way:

This group includes those who are paid or compensated in any way by the university. These participants receive and complete EverFi/Foundry modules: 1) “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination;” 2) “Protecting Youth;” and 3) various modules related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Emails containing personalized access links and technical instructions are sent from PASSHE to all continuous/returning personnel once per year and to all new hires upon submission of their payroll paperwork

For the 2021-22 academic year ONLY, continuous/returning employees received a refresher/overview via email from the Social Equity and Title IX Office on March 23, 2022.

Notes and Reminders for the EverFi/Foundry Courses:

  • You have 30 days to complete all courses.
  • The sender of the invitation email is Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, automated-message@everfi-foundry.net, with the subject, “Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has assigned you training.”
  • Emails/links can not be shared or forwarded, as they are specific to each employee so that course completion can be recorded correctly in SAP.
  • Technical information is included in the PASSHE email invitation (e.g., best browsers to use, how to get technical support).
  • Time during work hours and computer access is to be provided in order for all personnel to meet their requirement.
  • New hires throughout the year have been/will continue to be assigned as payroll paperwork is processed (and are not part of the mass "push-out" of annual training links).
  • As of the 2021-22 academic year, student training is assigned and managed by the Division of Student Affairs. Questions should be directed to Malaika Turner (mmturn@iup.edu) or Patrick McDevitt (patrickj@iup.edu). 

Questions about your Training Obligation?

Please contact your supervisor or the Office of Human Resources (human-resources@iup.edu).

Exceptions to Online Training

The material contained in the training may be intense and trigger emotional responses in some participants. If you believe you would be better served meeting your training requirement through a one-on-one personal conversation with Elise Glenn, please email title-ix@iup.edu.

Resources and Further Information

Please download and keep the Where to Turn for Help (PDF) listing as a reference.

Further information can be found on the Title IX Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Resources or Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy pages.

For specific information on Protection of Minors, please visit the Protection of Minors Policy, under the umbrella of the Office of Human Resources. How to report incidents of concern involving minors to the PA Childline and Abuse Registry is included within this policy page. Reminder: If your organization is hosting an event on campus involving minors, please refer to the Protection of Minors Event Registration page, also under the Office of Human Resources.