Faculty & Staff Programs

​​​​​​​​CMU is committed to providing a positive work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity all students, faculty, and staff. As part of our commitment to a safe and welcoming environment, CMU has developed an online training program, LawRoom, to provide anti-harassment and discrimination training and Title IX training on an on-going basis to all faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and student employees.

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 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. 

LawRoom training provides an opportunity for our faculty and staff to learn the current university policies on sexual misconduct. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about how they can help maintain a safe campus for our students and colleagues.

-Michael A. Gealt, Executive Vice President/Provost


Timeline for completion

It is recommended that all CMU faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants, take the training as soon as possible. The training is issued for new employees via email. 

Your progress is saved automatically, so you will be able to log out and log back in to both parts, and you do not have to complete the whole program in one sitting.

Commonly Asked Questions about "LawRoom"

The LawRoom faculty and staff training will provide tools and tips to promote a harassment and discrimination free environment while highlighting the responsibilities of employees when reporting harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. In particular, it is important that our students, faculty and staff know what resources are available, where to report concerns, and the process that is in place when at CMU when a concern is reported.

-Katherine M. Lasher, Executive Director & Title IX Coordinator ​

Who should complete the training?

It is recommended that all CMU faculty and staff, including student employees and graduate assistants, take the training as soon as possible. This training is required on a departmental basis, so please check with your supervisor. 

How long does it take to complete the training?

The Intersections training will take about 90 minutes to complete. The Bridges training will take about 60 minutes to complete.

You can complete the trainings at your own pace and from any computer (Tablets are not compatible with the LawRoom program). You may leave and return to the course at any time, and when you return it will open to the page where you left off. (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). 

I am also a student at the University and have received an invitation to take the Think About It training, do I have to take both?

Yes, it is recommended that you take both online courses since they cover different responsibilities and material.​ This  training is required on a departmental basis, so please check with your supervisor. 

What if I took a similar training before, do I still need to take Lawroom?

Yes. This training will likely have a different focus than the training course you took and this training includes items specific to Central Michigan University.​

Trigger warnings

For some people, reading about these topics may bring up personal memories or strong emotions. In order to mitigate the impact of these discussions on people who are adversely impacted by these issues, the training program uses trigger warnings - that way, no one is caught off-guard by the content and you can prepare yourself to fully participate.

Intersections and Bridges prominently features open and frank discussions of the following potentially triggering content:

  • Stalking
  • Sexual violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Sexual harassment

There are also a number of specific trigger warnings embedded in the course before discussions of this material. You will be able to skip some of these parts of the training if you find you need to do so.

At CMU, we understand that some of these issues can have a strong impact. For that reason, you will also have the option to waive the training requirement. To waive the training requirement, please use the form located at the bottom of this webpage. 

Need technical support?

LawRoom training courses have their own technical support team that is not affiliated with CMU. Please go to support.lawroom.com​ for 24/7 technical support (including live chat) or call 844-348-1616.

How to Access Intersections and Bridges

A link to the educational program has been emailed to your CMU webmail account.  

You may also access the online training course at: 

https://www.cmich.edu/centrallink/account

The link is located under the heading "Around Campus" and called "Lawroom Online Training." 

​Waive LawRoom Training​​​​​