Education & Training
Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Training for UC Davis Community Members
- Information for undergraduate students
- Information for graduate and professional students
- Information for staff, faculty, and academic appointees
- Additional education and training resources
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
UC Davis requires that all incoming undergraduate students complete in-person mandatory sexual violence intervention and prevention (VIP) training within the first six weeks of their beginning classes at UC Davis. Educational sessions for new students will be offered during Summer Orientation and throughout the Fall Quarter. 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 2016-17 are required to receive this training.
Students who did not complete the VIP requirement by Monday, 10/24/2016 have a hold on their student accounts and are not able to register for 2017 Winter Quarter classes until the VIP requirement has been completed
UC Davis requires that all incoming graduate and professional students complete in-person mandatory sexual violence intervention and prevention (SVPT) training within the first six weeks of their beginning classes at UC Davis. Many professional schools are incorporating SVPT training into their summer and fall orientation programs for new students. Educational sessions for new students who have not met this requirement will be offered throughout the Fall Quarter.
In-person SVPT sessions for new professional and graduate students will be conducted by staff from the Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) and the Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE). All professional and graduate students new to UC Davis in 2016-17 are required to attend the training.
Students who did not complete the SVPT requirement by Monday, 10/24/2016 have a hold on their student accounts which prevents them from registering for 2017 Winter Quarter or Spring Semester classes.
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.
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: