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Educational Programming and Training

As part of our ongoing efforts, CMU has partnered with Vector, a national provider of educational programs in inclusion, substance abuse, healthy relationships, and staying safe. Through this partnership, CMU provides faculty, staff, and students with online, evidence-based training designed to help everyone cultivate and maintain a campus culture resistant to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

As a university community, we have made the commitment to creating an inclusive environment for every individual; achieving this goal will depend on each of us accepting personal responsibility for our education, awareness, and behavior. This Vector training is an important first step in that process. I hope you will find it engaging and informative, and that you are able to incorporate what you learn into your daily work at CMU.

Faculty and staff programs

Faculty and staff should complete the training called Preventing Harassment and Discrimination. Through a series of interactive exercises, this module provides tools and tips to promote harassment- and a discrimination-free environment and outlines employees’ responsibilities under Title IX.

Student programs

New first-year and transfer students should complete the training called Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. This training introduces students to our university-wide conversation on important issues relating to sexual and gender-based misconduct, such as healthy relationships, substance abuse, sexual aggression, and bystander intervention.

Returning undergraduate and all graduate students will also be assigned training designed to continue the university-wide conversation related to sexual and gender-based misconduct.

At Central Michigan University, we are an inclusive community of scholars known for our warm, welcoming environment. It takes all of us, working together, to create and maintain a culture that is safe, caring, and supportive for every individual.

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. You are a part of this community, and we want you to feel prepared to continue the conversation that begins with these online training courses.

Discrimination, harassment, and violence can affect us all. This training will provide you with tools to promote a workplace free of harassment, discrimination, and sexual and gender-based misconduct. They also will address your responsibilities under Title IX. They are designed to help all employees recognize harassment and sexual and gender-based misconduct, and they provide practical tips to create a safe, inclusive environment. The training also includes safe and positive options for bystander intervention, inclusive language for the workplace, and an overview of the nature of microaggressions.

In-person training

The Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity offers in-person (virtual) education and training on topics related to harassment, discrimination, sexual and gender-based misconduct, and Title IX. To discuss content and trainer availability, please contact us at for assistance.

Please contact the CMU Helpdesk at 989-774-3662 or email at for technical support questions. 

Common questions about trainings

Everyone. As a university community, we have made the commitment to creating an inclusive environment for every individual; achieving this goal will depend on each of us accepting personal responsibility for our education, awareness, and behavior.

Employees and students will receive an invitation to their assigned course through their campus email. A due date will be assigned for your course; however, it is recommended that you take the training as soon as possible.

Both Preventing Harassment and Discrimination and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates take about 90 minutes to complete.

You can complete the training at your own pace and from any device (computer or tablet). Google Chrome is the preferred browser. You may leave the course at any time and it will open to the page where you left off when you return.

Yes, you should take both online courses that were assigned to you as they cover different responsibilities and materials.

You should have received an invitation, with a link to access the training in your campus email. You can also access your training through your "My Account - Online Training."

TRIGGER WARNING - For some people, reading about these topics may bring up personal memories or strong emotions. To help individuals who are adversely impacted by these issues, the training program uses trigger warnings so no one is caught off-guard by the content and everyone is able to prepare to fully participate if they wish to proceed.

The "Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates" training prominently features open and frank discussions of the following potentially triggering content; Stalking, Sexual violence, Intimate partner violence, LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual harassment, and Drug abuse and dependence.

At CMU, we understand some of these issues can be a strong impact, and, for that reason, you have the option to waive the training. To waive the training, please use the form located in Educational Programming & Training.

Pre- and post-training questions, as well as questions inviting you to share personal information or beliefs, appear throughout some of the training. These questions are optional, and any information you disclose about your behavior or habits is collected anonymously. This information informs future programming and outreach so we can best serve and support our community.

Vector has a technical support team not affiliated with CMU. For technical support with the training, please contact Vector tech support by clicking on "Help" within the course or by visiting