In accordance with New York State law, every employer in New York State is required to: (i) publish a sexual harassment policy; and (ii) institute annual sexual harassment training for all employees.
The training that Union College provides meets or exceeds a number of standards required under the law including: an explanation of sexual harassment, examples of conduct that would constitute sexual harassment, information about remedies available to victims of sexual harassment, and the rights of employees including all forums for adjudicating complaints.
To access this training, please click on this link to login to SafeColleges using your Union College credentials.
To learn more about State initiatives aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace in New York State, click here.
Who must participate in this training?
All Union College employees (faculty, administrators, and staff) whether temporary, part-time or full-time, anyone who receives a Letter of Appointment, and any student intern or student worker.
When must I complete the training?
All employees should complete the mandatory training by June 30th (the end of Union College's fiscal year). Union College must comply with the NYS requirement by October 9th annually.
What is required?
Participation in ONE of the following before October 9th each year:
- Attendance at a New Employee Orientation Harassment/Discrimination Training Session.
- Participation in a 43-min online education program administered via Safe Colleges.
Why do I have to complete the training?
New York State recently enacted this mandatory annual Sexual Harassment training law for all employees. Employees are all obligated, in accordance with their employment obligations, to abide by personnel policies. Failure to perform is addressed in the relevant employee manuals and handbooks.
Human Resources will work with all individuals, department chairs, supervisors, and managers to ensure that everyone completes this mandatory annual training. If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Amanda Brink-Forrest or Eric Noll.
Who is not required to participate?
Independent contractors, third party vendors, and volunteers who do not receive a Letter of Appointment.
Whom do I contact if I have questions about the training, my obligation to participate, or I would like to discuss an issue of sexual harassment or other forms of harassment in the workplace?
You may contact the Title IX Coordinator or Human Resources. You may also visit Union College's Title IX website or Human Resources for more information about the policies and grievance procedures for students, faculty, and staff on campus.
What if I cannot complete the SafeColleges training in one sitting?
You may log in to the system more than once to complete your training - your progress will be saved each time you log in or log out. Once complete, you will receive a certificate of completion.