Mandatory Title IX and Protection of Minors Training

  • IUP is committed to maintaining a community free from sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct, and to promoting the safety and security of minors who visit campus or participate in our programs. In compliance with federal and state laws and the State System’s Board of Governors, all university and university-related personnel must complete annual training on the university’s Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX) and the Protection of Minors Policy.  An additional course on diversity and inclusion will be required for the new academic year.

    2020–21 Training for Employees, Student Workers, Graduate Assistants, and University Affiliates/Contractors/Units/Centers

    Given the scope and numerous changes to the new Title IX federal regulations, all personnel will again complete an EverFi (updated) training. [Last year’s D2L courses are not able to be offered.] New this year, all will be assigned one additional course on diversity and inclusion. Training will be accomplished during the 2020–21 academic year in one of the following ways:

    1. All New Hires and Continuing or Returning Personnel (employees, student workers, graduate assistants, and university-related personnel):

    This group will receive and complete three EverFi modules: 1) a course on preventing sexual discrimination and harassment; 2) a course on the protection of minors; and 3) a course on diversity and inclusion. The exact course titles will be updated and the trainings assigned by the end of September.    

    Time during work hours and computer access are to be provided in order for all personnel to meet their requirement. Supervisors of all student workers and graduate assistants should be sure that their students have completed all trainings.

    2. All Others Not in SAP Who Require a Form of Training (volunteers, summer programming/camp personnel, student leaders, student athletes, student organizations, student interns, students involved in field experiences, etc.):

    This group will continue to complete the Qualtrics Training Overview as accessed below. Personnel involved in these programs, and other notified individuals and groups, may be required—and are highly encouraged—to complete the training overview. (This would encompass individuals and groups not entered into SAP through payroll or other means.)

    If you are in this category and have been directed to this site, you are now able to access your required training overview through the link below. Be sure to click through to the final screen in order to receive your certificate and for your participation to be recorded. (Please note that this is a combined presentation and there is only one Qualtrics link.)

    Qualtrics Link: Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct and Protection of Minors Training Overview

    • For non-paid individuals and groups, or by invitation only
    • Note: The training overview link is not to be used as an alternative for the annual mandatory training for employees and university-related personnel, who will meet their obligation through EverFi/Lawroom courses.

    Exceptions to Online Training

    The material contained in the three training options may be intense and trigger emotional responses in some participants. If you believe you would be better served meeting the training requirement through a one-on-one personal conversation with Elise Glenn, chief diversity and inclusion officer/Title IX coordinator, please email title-ix@iup.edu or call the Social Equity and Title IX Office at 724-357-3402.  

    Requests for In-Person Group Overviews of Training Material and Resources

    Supervisors and advisors of groups and organizations (e.g., ROTC, Honors College, Athletics, Greek Leaders, etc.) may request an in-person Q&A and overview of the training material and resources once each member of the group has completed one of the training options. Elise Glenn, chief diversity and inclusion officer/Title IX coordinator, would be happy to meet with groups to introduce herself and to highlight points regarding the university’s Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy, university processes, and resources available on campus and within the community. To schedule an overview presentation, please email title-ix@iup.edu or call the Social Equity and Title IX Office at 724-357-3402. Please note that this presentation does not take the place of the required annual training.   

    Resources and Further Information

    Please download and keep the Where to Turn for Help (pdf) listing as a reference. 

    Further information can be found on the Title IX Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Resources or Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy pages.

    For specific information on Protection of Minors, please visit the Protection of Minors Policy, under the umbrella of the Office of Human Resources, and download the Quick Reference Guide: Protect Children - PA (PDF). How to report incidents of concern involving minors to the PA Childline and Abuse Registry is included within this policy page. Reminder: If your organization is hosting an event on campus involving minors, please refer to the Protection of Minors Event Registration page, also under the Office of Human Resources.