Sexual Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Training
Maintaining a Safe and Respectful Campus is an online training program offered through UF Human Resources. UF actively promotes equal opportunity policies and practices to prevent sexual discrimination and harassment. This commitment applies to all students and employees and reflects the University’s belief that education and employment decisions and access to University activities should be based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications and not on irrelevant factors, as well as that the University values broad diversity within our community and is committed to diversity and eliminating discriminating. To support UF’s vision of an academic and work environment free of discrimination, UF Human Resources requires completion of the online training program Maintaining a Safe and Respectful Campus.
Every employee of the university (faculty; TEAMS/USPS; and all OPS)—that is, anyone who receives a paycheck from the University of Florida—is expected to complete this training.
New hires are expected to meet this training requirement within the first 30 days of employment. Training is expected of all faculty and staff every two years.
Kognito is a free online training simulation course to learn effective techniques to help and refer. The UF Counseling and Wellness Center offers a free online resource, Kognito, to help you notice when students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns, and learn how to motivate them to seek help.
Supporting Students. 45 min training – Users learn the signs of psychological distress, practice talking with 3 unique virtual students, and learn techniques for referring them to counseling services.
Supporting LGBTQ Students. 30 min training– Users learn to manage classroom discussions in which discriminatory language is used; how to conduct an effective, supportive conversation with a student who discloses an LGBTQ identity; and identify when a student may be distressed and connect them to local support services.
University Police Department Classes
SAFE Program. The S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) program is taught by a nationally certified instructor who is dedicated to help members of our community become more aware of and better familiar with basic self-defense concepts. The course is a 2-hour class geared toward adult and teenage women. The class starts with a short introduction video, then progresses into a 1 1/2 hour physical self-defense familiarization presentation.
RAD. Rape Aggression Defense, known as R.A.D., is a self-defense program designed specifically for women. The R.A.D. approach to personal safety begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques.