As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Cornell is making a concerted effort to ensure that our community can identify potential acts of sexual violence and know who to contact and consult about it. Our aim is to make sure campus remains a safe and respectful academic and workplace environment focused on education.
To help achieve that aim, Cornell has developed a valuable brief online program, Building a Culture of Respect: Responding to Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Discrimination.
Federal law now requires all faculty and staff to receive information about sexual assault/violence, domestic violence, dating violence (also known as intimate partner violence), and stalking prevention and response. Therefore, beginning fall 2014 all new faculty and staff will be required to take the new online program.
We hope and expect that all current faculty and staff will take this new online course as part of our ongoing education and training mandates, even if they have viewed the original Respect at Cornell program.
Building a Culture of Respect addresses how to respond should faculty or staff learn a member of our community has experienced any type of sexual violence or stalking. It also lets faculty and staff know how to file a complaint.
There are also a number of other initiatives being executed across campus to combat sexual assault and violence. For example, the university’s Council on Sexual Violence Prevention is developing a series of programs to further educate faculty, staff, and student populations on ways to address sexual assault/violence. We continue to update the SHARE.cornell.edu website with information and resources pertinent to these issues.
The course will take 45 to 50 minutes to complete. Upon completion, you will receive an email confirmation.
For optimal learning and performance:
Your Rights and Responsibilities at Cornell
SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault – Response and Education)
Skills for Success
Code of Conduct
Ethical Conduct Policy
Cornell’s Commitment to Diversity
A Guide for Responding to Harassment and Discrimination
CU Learn Reports (secured site)