Mandatory SafeColleges Title IX Training Module for All Webster Students and Employees

Dec. 11, 2019

Mandatory SafeColleges Title IX Training Module for All Webster Students and Employees
The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Webster University has prepared new training in Title IX awareness and compliance, which will be required for all students, faculty and staff. The training was developed this fall by Webster’s Title IX Office in consultation with SafeColleges, an organization which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like this.

All members of the Chancellor’s Administrative Council and the President’s Council are in the process of completing this training before the winter break. The training modules for all students and employees in the global Webster University community will then launch in the new year on Jan. 21, 2020, with expected completion within 30 days.

Title IX is a comprehensive U.S. federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices. Title IX law prohibits sexual harassment as well as sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion; applies to all people regardless of gender; applies regardless of whether or not a criminal report is filed.

Learn more at What is Title IX? or view Webster University’s Title IX Policy.

Training on Title IX law is crucial to the health and wellness of the Webster University community. The 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter generated by the United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) stated, “OCR recommends that schools develop specific sexual violence materials that include the schools’ policies, rules, and resources…” Federal regulation compliance requires community education. Title IX training aligns with that requirement while communicating Webster’s belief in the importance of informed, healthy interactions among students, faculty and staff.

Mandatory Training Launched in 2020

The SafeColleges training modules for Webster community members will be launched on Jan. 21, 2020, communicated to community members via an email message to their Webster accounts. The Title IX Office will allow participants 30 days to complete the required training. Within those 30 days, the Title IX Office will send two scheduled reminders to encourage timely completion of the training. SafeColleges will also send reminders. All students, faculty and staff at all Webster University campuses are expected to complete the training within the 30 day window.

Training Modules

There are five specific student-training modules (Undergraduate, Graduate, International Students, Athletes, and Nontraditional Students). Should a student fall into two or more of the categories, they will receive the modules for each category that fits their specific qualifications.

All faculty and staff will receive the employee module. The employee module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The training is web-based and can be completed off campus if preferred.

Note: As a security reminder when using public computers such as computers in labs, log off from the SafeColleges module, close the browser and restart the computer after completing the training course.

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