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Sexual Harassment Prevention

Pacific believes in creating and maintaining a safe working and learning environment for our faculty, staff and students and all members of our community. Part of our responsibility is understanding and modeling appropriate behaviors to prevent sexual misconduct and knowing what to do for ourselves, our students and each other in taking appropriate action if sexual misconduct is experienced, observed or reported. 

All Pacific employees are responsible for knowing what sexual harassment is and are required by law to report it, if and when students or colleagues share information with them. To cultivate and maintain a safe and respectful environment free from any form of sexual misconduct, University of the Pacific is providing sexual harassment prevention training to all employees (see Pacific's Title IX Policy: go.Pacific.edu/TitleIX).

Pacific's Human Resources Department offers two options for the training. It is only necessary to select and complete one option by December 31, 2016:

  • Online option: Pacific has arranged for online training from Workplace Answers, a premier online company for higher education. Registration for the online session begins Sept. 1 and can be completed from any computer at your convenience. You may complete the training over several sessions. Faculty or staff who have completed the online version in 2016 are exempted but may choose to participate.
  • Live theatre option: The second option allows you to satisfy training through a live theatre presentation. Initially offered in 2014 on Pacific's three campuses, this widely complimented option is facilitated by Life Theatre (www.lifetheatre.com), a California-based company specializing in delivering thought-provoking and engaging performances. Each campus will offer two live and interactive performance sessions.
    • San Francisco Campus - Sept. 20
      Dorfman Hall: 10 a.m. - noon, or
      Room 514: 1 - 3 p.m.
    • Sacramento Campus - Oct. 6
      Lecture Hall: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., or 2 - 4 p.m.
    • Stockton Campus - Oct. 28
      DeRosa University Center Ballroom: 10 a.m. - noon, or 1 - 3 p.m.

How to register

Prepare for training with these pre-training resources

Expand your training with these post-training resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

I took the training already this year - do I have to take it again?
If you have already completed the online training on sexual harassment prevention in 2016, you have completed the requirement and do not need to take it again this year.

Do I have to take this if I took it with Life Theatre in 2014?
If you have not completed a training this year on sexual harassment prevention training, then yes, you need to complete the requirement by completing the online training or the live theatre option by December 31st, 2016.

I'm not a supervisor - I don't supervise staff or students - do I have to take the training?
Every 2 years all Pacific staff and faculty participate in sexual harassment prevention training which contributes to a safe working and learning environment for Pacific's faculty, staff, and students and all members of our community. Pacific is providing sexual harassment prevention training to all employees and not just those who supervise staff or students.

Why should I take the online course or attend the live training?
Pacific believes in creating and maintaining a safe working and learning environment for our faculty, staff and students and all members of our community. All Pacific employees are responsible for knowing what sexual harassment is and are required by law to report it, if and when students or colleagues share information with them. To cultivate and maintain a safe and respectful environment free from any form of sexual misconduct, University of the Pacific is providing sexual harassment prevention training to all employees (see Pacific's Title IX Policy: go.Pacific.edu/TitleIX).