is committed to developing a caring and supportive culture. As such, CMU provides training through Campus Clarity and LawRoom, online education providers who utilize evidence based research, to educate members of the university community about sexual misconduct.
Faculty & Staff Programs
Faculty and staff will be offered Intersections training. Through a series of interactive exercises, this training will provide tools and tips to promote a harassment and discrimination free environment and their responsibilities under Title IX.
Student employees and graduate assistants will be offered Bridges training. Through a series of interactive exercises, this training will provide information about sexual misconduct, and responsibilities under Title IX. Information about the training about both Intersections and Bridges can be accessed here.
Students will receive a training labeled
Think About It,
which will introduce students to our university-wide conversation on important issues relating to sexual misconduct, such as healthy relationships, substance abuse, sexual aggression, and bystander intervention. Information about the training can be accessed
Title IX and the direction of the NCAA in addressing sexual violence is more important now than ever. Athletics staff and student-athletes are in a unique position as campus leaders to promote bystander intervention, healthy relationships, substance abuse, and consent culture. We will not stand or tolerate behavior that is inconsistent with these values. We ask everyone to take steps to better themselves when it comes to knowledge in these areas.
-Michael Alford, Interim Vice President for Advancement/Director of Athletics
Why is this important?
CMU is committed to developing a caring and supportive culture for our students, faculty and staff. At CMU, we take care of each other. We watch what is happening around us, notice potentially dangerous or serious situations, and respond - whether that means speaking up, stopping someone, or contacting the appropriate authorities or services. In order to accomplish that, we want to ensure that you are a part of this dialogue so you are prepared to continue the conversation that starts with the online training course.
Discrimination, harassment, and violence can affect all of us. This training will help provide you with the tools to help promote a workplace free of harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct, as well as discuss your responsibilities under Title IX. The trainings will help all employees recognize harassment and sexual misconduct, and provide practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment. The training also includes safe and positive options for bystander intervention, inclusive language for the workplace, and the nature of macroaggressions.
In addition, anyone taking classes or working at CMU is protected under Title IX, so even if you are well-versed in discussions of sex and gender equity, it is still important for you to know your rights as a member of our community. For these reasons, the training is being offered to all CMU faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants.