Mandatory Title IX and Protection of Minors Training

  • IUP is committed to establishing and maintaining a community free from sexual discrimination and misconduct, and is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of minors who visit campus or participate in our programs. In compliance with federal and state laws, all university and university-related personnel must complete two annual trainings: Preventing Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence and Protection of Minors.

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

    All employees, including student workers and affiliates/contractors/units/centers, are required to complete the online training. (This encompasses all personnel 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.  

    Training is accessed through email sent from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, 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. The courses are titled “Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence” and “EDU: Protect Children (Pennsylvania).” You must complete both courses.

    Please note that each email and access link are individualized to each employee so that course completion can be correctly recorded electronically in SAP. You can not forward or share emails/links, as only the person who received the email will get credit for completion. Training is interactive and self-paced. You can start and leave a course as often as needed. When you return, the course will open to the last page visited.

    You will have an opportunity to print a training certificate after completing each session, which you should keep for your records. You do not need to forward these certificates to the Social Equity and Title IX Office or to administrators, as your course completion will be electronically recorded. Once you’ve completed the training sessions, you may retain your customized link. The sessions will remain available as a reference throughout the year.  

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

    All university-related volunteers must also complete an annual awareness training overview. 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. This has been created through Qualtrics, and a certificate of completion can be generated for your personal records. 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 receive their training access through individual email from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Completion through that process is the only accepted method to fulfill their requirement.

    Exceptions to Online Training

    The material contained in the State System training and Qualtrics training overview 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 the 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 his/her individual State System training or Qualtrics overview. 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

    Once you have completed the State System training or Qualtrics overview, 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.