SMU is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination and discriminatory harassment, including sexual misconduct and sexual assault. In keeping with this commitment, the University has made arrangements for employees to participate in a new automated training program called “Harassment and Discrimination Prevention.”
The program outlines the current law on discrimination, the University’s policies and procedures for reporting discrimination, and recommendations for prevention. The new tutorial updates and combines two tutorials that previously were offered, “Stop Harassment and Discrimination” and “Eliminating Campus Sexual Violence.”
All employees will be required to complete “Harassment and Discrimination Prevention” every three years. Employees will be notified of their assignment date by email from SMU’s training vendor with instructions on how to access the tutorial online. Employees will have 90 days from date of assignment to complete the course. The non-supervisor version of the program takes approximately 60 minutes to complete while the supervisor version takes approximately 90 minutes. The self-paced module may be paused and restarted until completion.
Questions about this tutorial may be directed to the Department of Human Resources (HR) at DevelopU@smu.edu. Questions about SMU’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures can be directed to the Office of Institutional Access and Equity (IAE) at firstname.lastname@example.org.