Putting an end to discrimination and sexual violence on our campus is an important topic to everyone at the University of Mississippi.
Although many programs exist and are being developed to combat these issues, the question is, what can we, as employees, do to effect change? As stewards of the UM Creed, we all have a responsibility to help create a safe environment for everyone.
To educate all employees on how we can better serve our students and peers, the Department of Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance will begin a mandatory training for faculty and staff on Tuesday (Nov. 8), with a goal of having all employees trained by Dec. 21. The training will also be a requirement for all new hires going forward.
“The training helps support the university’s commitment to creating and fostering a safe and educational environment where all members of our community can thrive,” said Becki Bressler, director of equal opportunity and regulatory compliance. “It also ensures that our faculty and staff have the proper skill set to assist one another and students.”
All faculty and staff will receive an email Tuesday (Nov. 8) from “Workplace Answers eLearning.” The email will include a link to the online training that must be completed by Dec. 21.
Reminders will be sent before Dec. 21.
For more information, contact Honey Ussery, Title IX Coordinator, at 662-915-7045.