Required SVSH Trainings

As part of a campus-wide effort to prevent and address sexual violence and sexual harassment, all UC students and employees are required to complete sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH) awareness and prevention education courses.

For information about sexual violence and sexual harassment awareness and prevention education requirements, visit the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination education and training website.

Content Warning: These trainings are about the prevention of sexual violence and sexual harassment. These forms of harm are much too common, and we recognize that many people in our community have experienced them. If you have concerns about completing the requirements due to personal history, please contact a Confidential Advocate through the PATH to Care Center office line: 510-642-1988 or by email: pathtocare@berkeley.edu. For 24/7 urgent support, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.

Accommodations: Accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities. Students needing accommodations to complete this requirement may be requested through the Disabled Students Program. Information regarding DSP can be found at dsp.berkeley.edu. Employees who need accommodations to complete Berkeley SVSH online trainings, contact learningcenter@berkeley.edu.

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Minimum training requirements for all UC Berkeley affiliates*

Your affiliation or roleRequired training when you enroll or onboard (for new students and employees)Required training every year after (for continuing students and employees)
Undergraduate students

1. Read letter you received before the start the semester.

2. Complete online training module (access via CalCentral).

3. Attend Virtual Golden Bear Orientation and Bear Pact, a virtual program offered during Golden Bear Orientation.

 

1. Complete online "refresher" training module (access via CalCentral).
Graduate and professional students

1. Read letter you received before the start the semester.

2. Complete online training module (access via CalCentral).

3. Complete synchronous prevention education training facilitated by your department or the PATH to Care Center. See the Graduate Division webpage on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for more information and dates.

1. Complete online "refresher" training module (access via CalCentral).
Graduate Student Instructors (GSI)1. First-time GSIs must complete Module 4 of the GSI Professional Standards and Ethics Course, Creating an Educational Environment Free of Sexual Harassment (access via the GSI Teaching and Research Center) 
Staff

1. Complete online one-hour training module or in-person alternative (access via the UC Learning Center).

  • Must be completed within 90 days of hire.
1. Complete online one-hour training module (access via the UC Learning Center).
Faculty and supervisory staff

1. Complete online two-hour training module for faculty and supervisory staff (access via the UC Learning Center).

  • New faculty and supervisors are required to take training within 90 days of hire. 
  • Continuing employees who newly become supervisors must complete this training within six months of assuming supervisory responsibilities.

Complete online training, which alternates annually between:

1. Online two-hour training module (access via the UC Learning Center).

2. Online off-year supplemental training (access via the UC Learning Center).

*Last updated August 6, 2020.

Additional training requirements

Employees with certain job functions, and students with certain roles in student organizations and activities, are required to complete supplemental sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention education in addition to their regular job training and the minimally required trainings listed above. The following lists a few, but not all, of the roles requiring additional training and information about how to receive the supplemental training. Contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination with questions about SVSH training requirements.

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs, as defined by the Clery Act)

Individuals who are Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) must complete the online course "Clery Act Training for CSAs" via the UC Learning Center.

For information about the Clery Act, see the UC Clery Act Policy - Campus Safety and Security Reporting (2018).

For more information, contact the Clery Coordinator.

Residential Life employees, including Resident Assistants (RAs)

Duty staff (ADs, RDs, SRDs, RAs, SRAs, and TPRAs) must attend a 2-hour training called "Responding to Disclosures of SVSH" which is presented by staff from the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, the PATH to Care Center, and Residential Life.

For student staff, this training is required for every employment period they are employed with Residential Life. Professional staff must attend the training minimally once a year as a refresher. Residential Life staff have additional optional training opportunities with the PATH to Care Center staff.
All Residential Life employees also receive prevention and response training as part of their regular job training. 

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and Greek Life 

As the primary resource for registered student organizations (RSOs) at UC Berkeley, the LEAD Center requires signatories of all RSOs to participate in SVSH prevention training. The LEAD Center also connects student organizations to campus partners that support on-going prevention training and education efforts.

The LEAD Center advises the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multi-Cultural Greek Council (MCGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Council (PHC), with which all recognized Greek organizations are affiliated. The LEAD Center requires the chapter presidents and at least one other executive officer to attend the semesterly Social Risk Management training, which includes SVSH prevention training. IFC and PHC have agreed to the self-imposed requirement that at least 80% of their chapter members attend a workshop about SVSH prevention and response each semester. These workshops have been led by PATH to Care or Greeks Against Sexual Assault (GASA). 

For more information, contact the LEAD Center or the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)

Intercollegiate Athletics 

The NCAA Board of Governors Policy on Campus Sexual Violence and the California State Auditor require that all Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) student-athletes, coaches, and staff are educated each year on sexual violence prevention, intervention and response, to the extent allowable by state law and collective bargaining agreements. IA partners with the PATH to Care Center and the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) to satisfy education requirements.

All student-athletes must complete mandated online training. All Intercollegiate Athletics department coaches and administrative staff must complete an online program. All new student-athletes are also trained in the Bears that CARE bystander intervention program.

Additional educational programs and tools will be made available annually. 

For more information, contact Intercollegiate Athletics staff or the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)

If you have a concern about the SVSH training course you have been assigned, please contact your employer (for employees), or the appropriate Dean’s Office (Dean of Students Office for undergraduates and the Dean of the Graduate Division for graduate and professional students). Please note that the completion of one training does not substitute for the completion of another training

If you are an employee of two institutions that both require SVSH training, you may be able to waive out of the other institution’s requirements. It is recommended that you do the Berkeley-assigned training and provide your other employer with your UC confirmation of course completion.