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Required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Neeli Bendapudi, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Univeristy, Faculty and Staff Senate Presidents
Friday, December 15, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

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We are contacting you today, before the academic break, with an important issue that we must address at KU. As the current national conversation demonstrates, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual violence are pervasive and pernicious.

As faculty and staff, we have a legal obligation, in addition to an ethical obligation, to learn how to recognize and respond to such incidents. 

  1. With a handful of exceptions, all KU employees are mandatory reporters — employees who are required to report to the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access incidents of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, involving students or colleagues.
  2. It is important that you have information and understanding about sexual misconduct, its varying forms, and the effects it may have on individuals and workplace environments. Each of us contributes toward building and maintaining a healthy environment in which to learn and work.

Given this, we must ask that you complete the module on “Harassment/Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct/Violence Reporting Obligations” in KU’s Talent Development System by February 16, 2018. The academic break may provide a timely opportunity to complete this important required training.

  • The module takes approximately one hour to complete.
  • It will show up in your “To Do” tile after you log into the Talent Development System if you have not completed the module this year.
  • The content of this training may be difficult for those impacted by sexual misconduct, sexual harassment or sexual violence. Please utilize the support resources in the attached Resource Wheel as needed.
  • The deadline for all employees to complete this is February 16, 2018.

Thank you for all you do for the University of Kansas. It is the people who make the place, and each of us has a stake in cultivating and maintaining a healthy environment for all at KU.


Neeli Bendapudi, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Amalia Monroe-Gulick, Faculty Senate President

Brian Moss, Staff Senate President

Suzanne Shontz, University Senate President



Additional Resources

  • If you’ve already completed the module this year, thank you! You can find additional resources, information, and training opportunities through KU’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center.
  • If you are aware of an incident of harassment or sexual violence involving a member of our campus community, please contact the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access.
  • If you need assistance with the Talent Development System, please contact the main office of Human Resource Management, hrdept@ku.edu, 785-864-4946.
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