University of Wisconsin–Madison

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW-Madison

Starting in July 2017, all UW–Madison employees are required to complete an online prevention education program by Sept. 30. The online training module, Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW–Madison online training module launched July 18.

As of Aug. 20, 6021 UW–Madison employee have completed the training. All employees hired after July 2017 will complete the program as part of their on-boarding experience. The training is also available to employees who do not have computer access, and is available in translated versions for English language learners.

Completing this training by September 30 meets the university’s compliance obligations under Board of Regents Policy 14-2. More importantly, it moves us forward in achieving a campus free from sexual harassment and sexual violence and ensuring a safe and equitable teaching, learning, and working environment for all members of our campus community.

The University is committed to creating a campus community that is free from sexual harassment and sexual violence. This training gives you clear information about:

  • The University’s definitions of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including scenarios to highlight how these behaviors can happen in different settings.
  • Strategies that UW–Madison uses to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence.
  • Bystander intervention strategies to use when you see these behaviors on campus.
  • Ways you can support someone who experiences sexual harassment or sexual violence.
  • Confidential resources that UW–Madison employees can use on campus and in the Madison community.
  • Available options for reporting sexual harassment and sexual violence.
  • UW–Madison’s policies and procedures for responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence reports.

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact your divisional human resources representative, or the director of the Office of Compliance, Cathy Trueba, or the director of the Office of Workforce Relations, Patrick Sheehan.