Education & Training

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Training for UC Davis Community Members

UC Davis is part of a national effort to provide education, prevention, and response to the issues of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking.  Addressing these issues is a part of the University’s commitment to providing students with a healthy and safe learning environment.  A key component of this safe learning environment is an atmosphere free of violence, coercion, and fear.

As part of this effort, all members of the UC community — students, staff, faculty and other academic appointees — are required to receive sexual violence prevention and intervention training and education regularly.  Topics covered in the programs include:

  • Definitions of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and consent
  • Social norms which contribute to violence
  • Bystander intervention
  • Confidential campus and community resources
  • Reporting options

Information for Undergraduate Students

UC Davis requires that all incoming undergraduate students complete mandatory sexual violence intervention and prevention (VIP) training within the first six weeks of their beginning classes at UC Davis.  VIP training for undergraduate students will be conducted by the Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE).  All undergraduate students new to UC Davis in 2017-18 are required to receive this training.

  • Students who were new to UC Davis in Fall Quarter 2017 and did not complete the VIP requirement are currently unable to register for Winter 2018 classes until they complete the requirement.
  • Students who are new to UC Davis in Winter Quarter 2018 are expected to complete the VIP requirement by Thursday, February 1, 2018. A registration hold will be placed on the accounts of students who do not meet this deadline.  The registration hold will prevent them from registering for Spring 2018 classes.
  • Undergraduate students can complete the VIP requirement by watching a recording of the 60-minute VIP presentation and answering a series of multiple choice questions.

Questions? Send an email to the Violence Intervention and Prevention program at vipatucd@ucdavis.edu

Information for Professional and Graduate Students

UC Davis requires that all incoming graduate and professional students complete mandatory sexual violence intervention and prevention (SVPT) training within the first six weeks of their beginning classes at UC Davis.

  • Graduate and professional students who were new to UC Davis in Fall 2017 and did not complete the VIP requirement are currently unable to register for Winter Quarter/Spring Semester 2018 classes until they complete the requirement.
  • Graduate and professional students who are new to UC Davis in Winter Quarter 2018 are expected to complete the VIP requirement by Thursday, February 1, 2018. A registration hold will be placed on the accounts of students who do not meet this deadline.  The registration hold will prevent them from registering for Spring Quarter/ Fall Semester 2018 classes.
  • Graduate and professional students can complete the SVPT requirement by watching a recording of the 90-minute SVPT presentation and answer a series of essay and short answer questions.

Questions? Send a message to the Sexual Violence Prevention program at SVPT@ucdavis.edu.

Information for Staff, Faculty, and Academic Appointees

Faculty and staff supervisors are legally required to complete two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years, and new faculty and supervisors are required to take training within 90 days of hire. Starting January 2016, a systemwide faculty/supervisor training and education program was implemented that revised the content in the sexual harassment prevention training so that it meets UC’s systemwide curriculum. It also includes additional training for those who work directly with students such as faculty student advisors. Faculty and supervisors also receive training on their legal obligations to report sexual violence. In addition, faculty and supervisors will receive other violence prevention training on an annual basis reminding them of their obligation and processes for notifying Title IX offices about sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Staff and academic appointees who are not supervisors will also be required to complete sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training. UC’s systemwide staff training and education program requires new employees to receive training within the first six weeks of hire. All staff will receive training annually. The new training will include information on their responsibility to report sexual violence and sexual harassment if the incident involves a student.

Questions? Contact Staff Development and Professional Services at sdps@ucdavis.edu or 530.752.1766.

Additional Educational and Training Resources

The University CARE advocate provides educational programs to many campus and community groups, including residence halls, sororities, fraternities, staff, athletic teams, student clubs and academic courses.  These programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual audiences, including films, discussion groups, lectures, role-plays, and communication exercises.

The Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program offers many different kinds of workshops on sexual harassment and sexual violence. Workshops are designed for academics, supervisors, non-supervisory staff, teaching assistants, students, and student employees, and can be tailored to meet the unique needs of specific groups or departments.  

Other educational resources include: