Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training

Required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training for Employees

All full-time and part-time employees must complete training in the prevention of sexual misconduct within 60 days of when they are a new employee and then again every year. The training's content is based on an employee's designation as either a reporting employee, designated confidential resource, or resource connection employee. 

The sexual misconduct prevention trainings empower employees to become a leader in prevention by teaching them how to recognize and address sexual misconduct, their obligations related to sexual misconduct behaviors, university and community support resources, and bystander intervention skills. 

Required Training Types

  • Designated Confidential Resource: professional counselors, non-professional counselors, and advocates
  • Reporting Employee: employees who have the authority to institute corrective measures regarding incidents of sexual misconduct
  • Resource Connection Employee: full-time and part-time employees who are not designated confidential resources or reporting employees

AY 2020-2021 Schedule

To fulfill this requirement, employees will need to attend a live Zoom training. Information about the 2020-2021 employee training schedule will be emailed to supervisors and applicable employees in early spring 2021.

RSVP for Required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings

RSVP instructions for the 2020-2021 employee trainings will be emailed to supervisors and applicable employees in early spring 2021.

Questions about the RSVP process and required sexual misconduct prevention trainings can be directed to the Office of Equity's Prevention Team at prevention@usu.edu

Additional Employee Training Topics

In addition to the above required trainings, the Office of Equity staff provide trainings on other discrimination and sexual misconduct topics. If you would like to request one of the below trainings for your team, office, or department, please fill out the training request form to schedule it.

Bystander Intervention


  • Discrimination and Protected Classes Overview, 45-60 minutes
  • Inclusion and Implicit Bias (part 1 - personal level), 60 minutes
  • Inclusion and Implicit Bias (part 2 - systemic level), 60 minutes
  • Conducting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Informed Search, 45-60 minutes
  • Sex-Based Discrimination, 45-60 minutes

Employee Relationships

  • Boundaries and Effective Relationships, 45-60 minutes
  • Power Dynamics, 45-60 minutes

Sexual Misconduct

  • Hostile Environment and Quid Pro Quo, 45-60 minutes
  • Relationship Violence, 45-60 minutes
  • Sexual Assault, 45-60 minutes
  • Stalking, 45-60 minutes

Additional Employee Training Topics Request Form

Please submit the Office of Equity employee training request form at least two weeks in advance of your requested date to allow time for scheduling a facilitator and venue, if applicable.

The trainings use PowerPoints with videos and sound, so if the training is taking place in-person, A/V equipment and a projector need to be made available at the location or laptop hook-ups should be provided for the facilitators.

Please provide three options for dates and times that would work for your group. This helps us schedule a facilitator and venue, if applicable.