Mandatory Title IX and Protection of Minors Training

  • IUP is committed to maintaining a community free from sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct, and to 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. 

    2019–20 Training for Employees, Student Workers, and University Affiliates/Contractors/Units/Centers

    This year, we are re-evaluating our training program. We will implement a trial in-house training refresher for those who have already completed the two Lawroom trainings at least once during their IUP careers. Therefore, training will be accomplished during the 2019–20 academic year in one of the following ways:

    1. All New Hires (employees, student workers, and university related personnel):

    This group will continue to receive and complete both EverFi/Lawroom modules (“Intersections: Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence” and “EDU: Protect Children PA”). Training is accessed through a personalized email with the subject line of “Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Online Training.” Both training courses are to be accessed through this one email, and you will have 30 days to complete the training. Please note that course completion is automatically recorded electronically in SAP. You cannot forward or share emails/links, as only the person who received the individualized email will get credit for completion. 

    2. All Continuing or Returning Personnel (employees, student workers, and university-related personnel):

    New for 2019–20: This group will receive a Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct and a Protection of Minors Training Refresher through D2L. The target date for training implementation is mid- to late October. Further information on this initiative will come soon.

    3. All Others Not in SAP Who Require a Form of Training (student athletes, student organizations, student interns, students involved in field experiences, etc.):

    This group will continue to complete the Qualtrics Training Overview as detailed below.

    Notes on the 2019–20 Training

    • Personnel in groups 1 and 2 above encompasses those who are paid for their work at, or related to, the university. This includes non-IUP personnel who have been issued an IUP email address and are entered into SAP. Time during work hours and computer access are to be provided by each division, college, or department in order for all personnel to meet their requirement. Supervisors of all student workers should be sure that their students have completed both of the trainings.  
    • Each training option will provide an opportunity to print a training certificate of completion, which you should keep for your records. You do not need to forward these certificates to the Social Equity and Title IX Office.   

    Training for Volunteers, Summer Programming/Camp Personnel, Student Leaders, Student Athletes, Student Organizations, and Student Interns/Field Experiences

    Referenced as #3 above: Personnel involved in summer programs/camps, student leaders, student athletes, members of student organizations, and students participating in internships/practicums/clinical experiences/student teaching, and other notified individuals and groups may be required—and are highly encouraged—to complete the training overview. (This would encompass individuals and groups not entered into SAP through payroll or other means.)

    If you are in this category and have been directed to this site, you are now able to access your required training overview through the link below. Be sure to click through to the final screen in order to receive your certificate and for your participation to be recorded. (Please note that this is a combined presentation and there is only one Qualtrics link.)

    Qualtrics Link

    Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct and Protection of Minors Training Overview

    • For non-paid individuals and groups, or by invitation only
    • Note: The training overview link is not to be used as an alternative for the annual mandatory training for employees and university-related personnel, who will meet their obligation through EverFi/Lawroom or a D2L refresher course.

    Exceptions to Online Training

    The material contained in the three training options may be intense and trigger emotional responses in some participants. If you believe you would be better served meeting the training requirement through a one-on-one personal conversation with Elise Glenn, chief diversity and inclusion officer/Title IX coordinator, please email or call the Social Equity and Title IX Office at 724-357-3402.  

    Requests for In-Person Group Overviews of Training Material and Resources

    Supervisors and advisors of groups and organizations (e.g., ROTC, Honors College, Athletics, Greek Leaders, etc.) may request an in-person Q&A and overview of the training material and resources once each member of the group has completed one of the three training options. Elise Glenn, chief diversity and inclusion officer/Title IX coordinator, would be happy to meet with groups to introduce herself and to highlight points regarding the university’s Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy, university processes, and resources available on campus and within the community. To schedule an overview presentation, please email or call the Social Equity and Title IX Office at 724-357-3402. Please note that this presentation does not take the place of the required annual training.  

    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 Misconduct Resource page and within the Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy.

    For specific information on Protection of Minors, please visit the Protection of Minors Policy, under the umbrella of the Office of Human Resources, and download the Quick Reference Guide: Protect Children - PA (PDF). 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.