The University provides both student and faculty/staff oriented online trainings on an annual basis to educate our campus community regarding sexual misconduct and to comply with Title IX, VAWA, and other federal and state laws.
Students are typically assigned their online training during the Fall semester; Faculty/staff are typically assigned their online training during the Spring semester. New employees take an introductory online training during Orientation.
Note: Due to COVID-19, all of our In-Person trainings have been formatted to be given virtually until further notice.
The University of Memphis Title IX: Prevention Program offers trainings throughout the year in both coordinated training initiatives and for invited presentations to student and faculty/ staff groups.
Coordinated training initiatives include visiting all 60+ sections of ACAD 1100 during the “Red Zone,” or the period where students are statistically more likely to experience sexual assault. The Prevention Program also provides regular training to all student athletic teams and all freshman during New Student Orientation. All trainings are interactive and evidence-based.
The Prevention Program can present on the following topics:
- Bystander Intervention
- Healthy Relationship Behaviors (managing conflict, regulating emotions, setting boundaries, healthy communication)
- Sexual Health and Risk Reduction
- Allyship/Leadership to Combat Sexual and Domestic Violence
- Changing Social Norms about Sexual and Domestic Violence
- Recognizing the Warning Signs of Dating Violence and Sexual Assault
- Title IX and Policy Review
- Mandatory Reporting
To request a live, virtual training, please fill out the training request form at least two weeks prior to anticipated training date.
Although training length can be modified, the training is most effective when facilitators have at least 45 minutes to present.
Please note that there is a high demand for trainings in August, September, October, and April. If you would like to schedule a training during one of these months, please reach out as soon as possible.