Training Module Announcement - Supporting a Harassment-Free Community

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September 14, 2016


Dear Harvard College Students,

Following our community’s participation in the April 2015 Association of American Universities (AAU) Sexual Conduct Survey and the subsequent release of the Harvard University Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault’s final report, the College is today announcing the launch of its first-ever online training module.

This module, Supporting a Harassment-Free Community: What Every Student Needs to Know about Harvard’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy and Resources was developed with input from undergraduate students and is designed to educate members of our community about (1) the resources that exist at the College working to prevent and to respond to incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and (2) the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy for Harvard University.

We know that sexual assault and harassment in our community poses a threat to your health and safety and undermines the core institutional values of the College. To help address the serious and pervasive problem of sexual assault, the College is requiring that every student participate in this online training by October 10, 2016. In order to complete the survey, please follow this link. It’s important to note that in order to complete the survey, you will need to disable your desktop or laptop’s pop-up blocker.

As I said to our community last spring, preventing sexual assault on our campus is of the utmost importance and it is the responsibility of each of us as community members to do our part in speaking up and stepping in to protect others and to create a culture where sexual and gender-based violence of any kind is unacceptable.

Please plan to complete the training and the assessment on a PC or laptop computer. If you have any technical issues or questions or concerns about the training, please contact Emily Miller, Title IX Coordinator for the College, at [email protected].

We also encourage you to share your feedback with us on the module, as it is incredibly important.

Warmly,
Dean Khurana