Title IX Trainings

Responsible Employee Training

University of Pittsburgh's new Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedure are now live!  Join the Title IX Office to learn more about the updates, with particular attention to the Responsible Employee expectation.

Available by request.

SAFE Peer Education

Sexual Assault Facilitation and Education (SAFE) peer educators are trained Pitt students who are dedicated to educating their peers on topics such as relationship violence, sexual violence, consent, interpersonal communication and bystander intervention. SAFE peer educators facilitate four highly interactive workshops, including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Bystander Intervention,” “Healthy Relationships,” and “Healthy Masculinity.” The goal of the SAFE Peer Education program is to reduce sexual misconduct on Pitt’s campus and to promote healthy relationships.  Request a workshop.

Understanding Title IX - In-person and customized to audience

This training is designed to promote a common and consistent understanding and application of the University of Pittsburgh policies, standards, and processes with regard to Title IX. The training facilitator will address required timeliness all potential responders must adhere to upon becoming aware of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment. The trainings can be tailored to best fit the audience, providing information and scenarios participants can relate to. This workshop can be designed to run in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute time frames.

The goal is that participants will gain an enhanced awareness of the various forms of harassment, sexual misconduct and domestic violence. This training is also provided to all staff and faculty twice a year through the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP). 

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA and the Clery Act for Faculty and Staff — Online

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence outlines key federal statutes and regulations related to gender discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence in an academic environment. The module provides faculty and staff with information regarding their rights to safety, dignity, and respect and clearly outlines reporting obligations. This training can be accessed by all faculty and staff through the University portal.

Special Training on Request  

The Title IX Office, part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, offers and/or coordinates Title IX training for Pitt students, staff, and faculty in a variety of settings including in-person and online programs. We can customize training for a variety of audiences and needs, including graduate student training, sexual harassment training for faculty and staff, and a number of other options. Please contact us at 412-648-7860 or e-mail titleixcoordinator@pitt.edu to discuss department needs.