Online Trainings

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination

It is the responsibility of everyone in the University community to maintain a campus environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. This online training program is available to all University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff to help you identify, avoid, and report wrongful behaviors. The program outlines basic legal considerations relating to employment discrimination and the University’s policies and procedures that prohibit discrimination and harassment. Access Preventing Harassment Discrimination.  This training is only available to new hires at the University. If you are having trouble accessing the course, please contact rzepecki@pitt.edu

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA and the Clery Act for Faculty and Staff

This course defines key Federal statutes and regulations related to gender discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual violence in an academic environment; incorporating Pennsylvania state specific definitions on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. It provides information to individual members of the campus community regarding their rights to safety, dignity and respect; while promoting bystander intervention, explaining reporting obligations and other compliance responsibilities.   This training is assigned to departments as part of the University’s four year program. Our office will notify the departments when their employees are responsible to complete the training. If you have any questions, please contact rzepecki@pitt.edu.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

In response to Pennsylvania's new Act 31—which requires all professionals in the state who regularly come in contact with children to receive training in the recognition and reporting of child abuse—the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is offering a comprehensive online training program.  Through its Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center and its Continuing Education program, the school has developed an accessible, three-hour training program titled "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania."  Access the Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania training.