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 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 first half of 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 2017-18 are required to receive this training. If you did not attend a VIP session during summer orientation session please make plans to attend one of the Fall Quarter sessions below

Students who do not complete the VIP requirement by Monday, 10/30/2017 will have a hold on their student accounts and will unable to register for 2018 Winter Quarter classes.

Fall 2017 VIP Sessions
  • Monday, 9/25 in Rock Hall at 2:00 - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9/26 in SciLec 123 at Noon - 1:30pm
  • Monday, 10/2 in Kleiber 3 at 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, 10/11 in Student Community Center Multipurpose Room at 5:00 - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, 10/19 in Soc Sci 1100 at 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, 10/25 in Student Community Center Multipurpose Room at 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Monday, 10/30 in Student Community Center Multipurpose Room at 1:30 - 3:00pm

Please Note:

  • Pre-registration is not required for these sessions.
  • You only need to attend one of the sessions listed above to complete the VIP requirement.
  • Please arrive on time.  Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted.
  • You must know your UCD email address and student ID number to receive credit for attending

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.  Many professional schools are incorporating SVPT training into their summer and fall orientation programs for new students.

Six in-person SVPT sessions and one online SVPT webinar have been scheduled for new professional and graduate students who did not complete the SVPT requirement during their orientation programs.  The sessions will be conducted by staff from the Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) and the Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE).  See below for the schedule and location of these sessions.

Students who do not complete the SVPT requirement by Monday, 10/30/2017 will have a hold on their student account which will prevent them from registering for 2018 Winter Quarter or Spring Semester classes.  

Fall 2017 SVPT Webinar

To accommodate graduate and professional students whose schedules make it difficult to come to campus to attend an in-person SVPT session, we are offering a live, online webinar on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:00pm.  All participants must pre-register for this event

Fall 2017 SVPT In-Person Sessions
  • Wednesday, 9/20 in Mondavi Center Jackson Hall at 2:40 - 4:10pm
  • Friday, 9/22 in Kleiber 3 at 2:00 - 3:30pm
  • Monday, 9/25 in Hunt 100 at 9:30 - 11:00am
  • Wednesday, 10/4 in Student Community Center Multipurpose Room 10:00-11:30am
  • Tuesday, 10/10 in Student Community Center Multipurpose Room 4:00 - 5:30pm
  • Monday, 10/23 in Student Community Center Multipurpose Room 4:00 -5:30pm

Please Note:

  • Pre-registration is not required for these in-person sessions.
  • You only need to attend one of the sessions listed above to complete the VIP requirement.
  • Please arrive on time.  Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted.
  • You must know your UCD email address and student ID number to receive credit for attending
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: